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THE second volume of Mr. Hampson's important work on the moths of India includes the Arctiidæ, Agaristidæ, and the bulk of the Noctuidæ, and considerably exceeds the first volume in bulk, 1545 species being described in vol. ii as against 1158 in vol. i. Under Arctiidæ the author includes the following groups as sub-families, which have usually been treated as families by previous authors:— Arctiinæ, Lithosiinæ, Nyctcolinæ, and Nolinæ. The Agaristidæ are a small family of handsome day-flying moths, and certainly look rather out of place in the position which they occupy in this book. The extensive family of Noctuidæ is divided into ten sub-families (Trifinæ, Acontiinæ, Palindiinæ, Sarrothripinæ, Euteliinæ, Stictopterinæ, Gonopterinæ, Quadrifinæ, Focillinæ, and Deltoidinæ), of which the two last are held over to the forth-coming third volume of the book.

The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burmah.

Published under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Edited by W. T. Blanford. “Moths.” Vol. ii. By G. F. Hampson. Pp. xxii. 609, (325 woodcuts). (London: Taylor and Francis, 1894.)

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