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    FOUR years ago, in the preface to his very important and elaborate “Monograph of European Trichoptera,” Mr. McLachlan promised to continue from time to time the supplemental notices of which the necessity of the case had already caused two to be appended to the original work. The first of these has just (June) been published; it adds nearly fifty species to those described in the Monograph and its Supplements. Some new forms are noticed to which it has seemed right to assign the rank of varieties, and there is a great deal of additional information as to localities. While all the species in the original work have been passed under review, in one or two instances those belonging to some genera have been thoroughly revised. Very few new genera are indicated, and the author thinks the time has not yet arrived for a complete subdivision of some of the larger generic groups as now constituted. All but six of the additional species are from within the limits of Europe proper, proving how hazardous it would be to conjecture as yet as to the number forming part of the European fauna. While ready and liberal help has been afforded towards the work of this Supplement by many of the author's friends and correspondents, yet it is by one above all the others that the material for it has been accumulated; for to the labours of the Rev. A. E. Eaton in Italy, Portugal, Madeira, the Canary Islands, and elsewhere, the author stands indebted for more than three-fifths of the new species, and though Mr. Eaton is well known as an acute, indefatigable, and successful entomologist, does the remark press less home that “if a foreigner making short holiday tours through certain districts previously unexplored (so far as the Trichoptera are concerned) can produce such results, it is needless to call attention to what might be done by residents in the districts”?

    A Monographic Revision and Synopsis of the Trichoptera of the European Fauna.

    First Additional Supplement (with Seven Plates). By Robert McLachlan., &c. (London: Van Voorst, 1884.)

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