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The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma

Nature volume 68, page 220 (09 July 1903) | Download Citation



THE first volume of this work appeared in 1897, and included the wasps and bees, and now the second volume has been issued, containing the still more interesting family of the Formicidæ, and also the small, but very beautiful, family of the Chrysididæ, or ruby-tail wasps; or, as Colonel Bingham calls them, the cuckoo-wasps. This completes the important section of Aculeata, or stinging Hymenoptera, and the monographing of the remaining groups, which are still very imperfectly known, is very properly deferred for the present. We are, however, pleased to see that Colonel Bingham has undertaken to prepare a work on the butterflies of British India for the same series.

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