Societies and Academies

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    LONDON Entomological Society,"August 6.—J. W. Dunning, M. A., F.L.S., vice-president, in the chair.—Mr. Philips exhibited living specimens (both sexes) of Spercheus emarginatus, taken at West Ham.—Mr. Stainton exhibited, on behalf of Mr. Grigg, of Bristol, larvæ of Rösterstammia erxlebella, a genus of which the larva had hitherto been unknown.—Miss Ormerod read a paper entitled “Sugar-cane Borers of British Guiana,” and exhibited specimens of the insects referred to, in different stages of development. The exhibition was made on behalf of the Colonial Company, who were anxious to receive any information as to available and practical methods of dealing with these insects. Mr. Distant stated that the circumstances were almost the same on the sugar estates in the Straits Settlements at Malacca, where burning the infected canes was the usual remedy applied.—Mr. Swinton communicated a note with reference to the urti-eating properties of the larva of Liparis auriflua, and a communication was also received from Mr. McLachlan on correlation of mutilation in the larva with deformity in the imago, being the substance of a notice by M. Melise on the subject in the Compte Rendu of the Belgian Entomological Society,

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    Societies and Academies . Nature 20, 404 (1879) doi:10.1038/020404c0

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