The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, Volum 2

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Side 92 - Life and Times of Titian, with some Account of hig Family, chiefly from new and unpublished records. With Portrait and Illustrations. 2 vols. Svo. 42s. GUMMING (R. GORDON). Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa.
Side 47 - STEPHENS. -A MANUAL OF BRITISH COLEOPTERA, or, BEETLES: containing a Description of all the Species of Beetles hitherto ascertained to inhabit Great Britain and Ireland, &c. With a Complete Index of the Genera. By JF STEPHENS, FLS Author of
Side 91 - ... representing it to be the saliva, and others the excrement of the insect. European writers take nearly the same view ; but the best authorities expressly say that this opinion is incorrect, and that the animal is changed into wax. I am inclined to believe that the insect undergoes what may be styled a ceraceous degeneration, its whole body being permeated by the peculiar product, in the same manner as the Coccus Cacti is by carmine.* " It costs at Ningpo, from twenty-two to thirty-five cents...
Side 120 - The attendants who followed carried clusters of ripe dates, and flat baskets of osier-work filled with pomegranates, apples, and bunches of grapes. They raised in one hand small green boughs to drive away the flies. Then came men bearing hares, partridges, and dried locusts fastened on rods. The locust has ever been an article of food in the East, and is still sold in the markets of many towns in Arabia. Being introduced in this bas-relief amongst the choice delicacies of a banquet, it was probably...
Side 24 - Esq., President, in the chair. The following donations were announced, and thanks ordered to be given to the donors : — The " Zoologist" for December ; by the Editor. The " Athenseum" for November; by the Editor. The " Literary Gazette" for November ; by the Editor. The " Journal of the Society of Arts" for November ; by the Society.
Side 90 - Much attention is paid to the cultivation of this tree; extensive districts of country are covered with it; and it forms an important branch of agricultural industry.
Side 91 - Is this substance a secretion ? There are Chinese who regard it as such ; some representing it to be the saliva, and others the excrement of the insect. European writers take nearly the same view ; but the best authorities expressly say that this opinion is incorrect, and that the animal is changed into wax. I am inclined to believe...
Side 143 - I began to feel fully the greatness of my loss. With what pleasure had I looked upon every rare and curious insect I had added to my collection! How many times, when almost overcome by the ague, had I crawled into the forest and been rewarded by some unknown and beautiful species! How many places, which no European foot but my own had trodden, would have been recalled to my memory by the rare birds and insects they had furnished to my collection! How many weary days and weeks had I passed, upheld...
Side 90 - Finding no congenial resting place below, they re-ascend, and fix themselves to the lower surface of the leaves, where they remain several days, when they repair to the branches, perforating the bark to feed on the fluid within." "From 'nits' they attain the size of Pediculus homi.
Side 35 - Notes on some new species of Strepsipterous Insects from Albania, with further observations on the Habits, Transformations, and Sexual Economy of these Parasites: ser.

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