The Entomologist, Том 23

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Simpkin, Marshall & Company, 1890

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Сторінка ii - It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us.
Сторінка ii - Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one ; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have...
Сторінка ii - Variability from the indirect and direct action of the conditions of life, and from use and disuse; a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection, entailing Divergence of Character and the Extinction of less improved forms. Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows.
Сторінка 386 - Melanippe thuleana, nine of Coremia munitata, and a few of Noctua conflua, illustrating the varied forms of these species occurring in Iceland. Dr. Mason said that the only British specimens of N. conflua which he had seen resembling the Iceland form of the species were taken at Wolsingham, Durham. Mons. A. Wailly exhibited and remarked on a number of Lepidoptera from Japan. The collection comprised about thirty species, eleven of which, it was stated, were not represented in the British Museum collections....
Сторінка ii - These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; Inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction, Variability from the indirect and direct action of the external conditions of life, and from use and disuse...
Сторінка 22 - Colonel Swinhoe said that the attractive power of light depended very much on its intensity, and on the height of the light above the ground. By means of the electric light in Bombay he had collected more than 800 specimens of Sphingida in one night.
Сторінка 385 - Walsingham, MA, FRS, President, in the chair. Lord Walsingham announced the death of Mr. Atkinson, of the Indian Museum, Calcutta. Mr. AH Jones exhibited a number of Lepidoptera collected in June last near Digne, Basses Alpes, including Papilio alexanor ; Parnassius apollo, larger and paler than the Swiss form ; Anthocharis tagis var. bellezina ; Leucophasia duponcheli; Thecla spini; Thecla ilicis var.
Сторінка 350 - Papilio hectorides from Paraguay. Mr. Osbert Salvin said he believed he had seen this form before. Mr. CJ Gahan exhibited a curious little larva-like creature, found by Mr. Green in a rapid mountain stream in Ceylon, and observed that there was some doubt as to its true position in the animal kingdom. It was made up of six distinct segments, each of which bore a single pair of laterally directed processes or unjointed appendages. Mr. Hampson remarked that the appendages were very suggestive of the...
Сторінка 235 - M'Lachlan alluded to the damage done by insects to orange-trees in Malta, and stated that the Rev. G. Henslow had lately been studying the question ; one of the chief depredators was the widely-spread " fly," Ceratitis citriperda, well known as devastating the orange.
Сторінка 102 - FRS, President, in the chair. The President announced that he had nominated Mr.

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