The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine

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Entomologist's Monthly Magazine Limited, 1883 - Entomology

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Page v - S (Frank) FRGS— MATABELE LAND AND THE VICTORIA FALLS. A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Interior of South Africa.
Page ii - Characters of new genera and descriptions of new species of Geodephaga from the Hawaiian Islands, V.
Page 39 - In the report of the Proceedings of the last meeting of the Entomological Society of London (ante p. 48) I am described as having " alluded to the genus Platypleura as occurring nearly all over the world.
Page 32 - Diptera occurs in the Entomologist for July of the present year (Ent. xv. 164): — 'At one of the meetings of the International Medical Congress, Dr. WG George stated that a girl, aged twelve, presented herself with the following history: — About three months before being seen by a medical man an ovoid swelling appeared on the outer side of the ankle, causing her some pain and uneasiness in walking. This swelling gradually shifted its position, and slowly moved up the leg, thence towards the right...
Page 120 - September 1 949 at the autumn foray of the British Mycological Society. The identity of the fungus was confirmed by Miss EM Wakefield. As far as I am aware this is the first record of its occurrence on any host other than oak. From the scanty records it appears to be rare both in this country and in Europe. Pilat (1936) records it as occurring usually on old living oak trees, also on dead oak trees and on converted timber exposed to damp, but remarks that it has not yet been recorded...
Page 78 - ... articulating with this framework. The larva burrows its way into the tissue on which it feeds by repeated extension and contraction of the hooks, alternately piercing and tearing. These movements explain the agonizing pain which patients experience when the larvae appear from the eggs. These hooks are very large in proportion to the size of the body of the larvae.
Page 22 - During the latter years of his life much of his time was occnpied in working out and drawing the plumules found-on some families of butterflies.
Page 32 - Several other similar swellings developed upon subsequent occasions under medical observation, and the medical man extracted other grubs exactly similar to the first specimen. No cause could be assigned for these curious phenomena. The larvae were pronounced by competent authority to belong to a Dipterous insect, although the genus could not be satisfactorily determined. There was no sufficient proof of the existence of an (Estrus peculiar to man alone. A good abstract, from which the above is quoted,...
Page 63 - ... machaon, when the forked tubercle is extended, and more like that of ripe pineapple than any other perfume of which I know. I noticed it faintly when turning the moths out of the pill-boxes, but when a number were pinned into a box it became very noticeable indeed. It was confined to the male moth, and seemed especially to come from the curious bladdery termination of the aborted hind legs, but of this I am not positive. It certainly does not continue to be observable when the moths get worn....
Page 6 - ... sufficiently severe to induce complete torpidity, undisturbed by warm and spring-like weather at unseasonable times, and this may account for the vast increase in numbers in species which hibernate in the egg state; it also probably has a strengthening effect on those which pass the winter as small social larvae under a silken tent on the ground...

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