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A HISTORY OF SURREY from the Reigate district, by Mr. Barrett from Haslemere, and many of them are abundant everywhere. That local species N. ditrapezium, Bork., is also recorded by Mr. Barrett from Haslemere, and Major Ficklin states that it has recently been taken in plenty at ' sugar ' in Richmond Park. Mr. Kaye also records it from Wimbledon. N. rhomboidea, Tr., is recorded from Croydon by Mr. Sheldon and N. neglecta occurs at Shirley. Trachea piniperda, Panz., is generally distributed in fir woods. I have found it on the stems of fir trees at Oxshott and Esher. Mr. Briggs has taken it at Wisley; Mr. Barrett records it from Haslemere and Mr. Webb includes it in his Reigate list. Tosniocampa gothica, L. ; T. rubri- cosa, Fb. ; T. instabilis, Esp. ; T. stabilis, View ; T. gracilis, Fb. ; f. mimosa, Fb. ; T. munda, Esp., and T. cruda, Tr., all occur at Haslemere and in the Reigate district and most of them are generally distributed. Mr. Kaye records T. populeti, Fb., from Worcester Park and Wimbledon, and the local T. leucographa, Hb., has been recorded from Leith Hill. Mr. Barrett includes it in his Haslemere list, and Mr. Briggs informs me that it formerly occurred on Wimbledon Common. Orthosia suspecta, Hb., is generally a scarce species in the south, but Mr. Kaye records it from Wimbledon and Dulwich, and Major Ficklin reports it as occurring in plenty in Richmond Park in the same locality as Noctua ditrapezium. Mr. Webb also includes it with Orthosia upsilon, Bork. ; O. lota, Clerck, and O. macilenta, Hb., in his list of species found near Reigate. The two species last mentioned, O. lota and O. macilenta, are generally distributed and often abundant at ' sugar ' and ivy bloom. Anchocelis rufina, L. ; A. pistacina, Fb., and A. litura, L., are generally distributed and often abundant. A. lunosa, Haw., is not an uncommon species, but is not in my experience quite as abundant as A. pistacina and A. litura, Cerastis vaccinii, L., and C. spadicea, Hb., are both generally distributed and often common, especially in the metropolitan district. Scopelosoma satellitia, L., is also usually abundant everywhere. Dasycampa rubiginea, Fb., is a scarce species, but is reported from Haslemere by Mr. Barrett, from Reigate by Mr. Webb, and it has also been recorded from Box Hill, Mickleham and Norbury Park. Oporina croceago, Fb., is not common, but has been taken at Haslemere, Box Hill and Reigate. The beautiful species of the genus Xanthia X. citrago, L. ; X. cerago, Fb. ; X. si/ago, Hb. ; X. aurago, Hb. ; X. gi/vago, Esp., and X. ferruginea, Esp. all occur in the county and most of them are generally distributed, but X. aurago is very local and X. gilvago is usually a scarce species. Major Ficklin reports the last-named as having been common of late years at ' sugar ' in gardens about Kingston Hill and Surbiton. Mr. Kaye has taken it at Worcester Park and Mr. Hewat and I have taken it at Surbiton. With the exception of X. aurago which occurs at Horsley and that great rarity, X, ocellaris, which has been taken two or three times in Surrey, all the species of the genus can be taken about Claygate, Surbiton and on Wimbledon Common. Cirrhcedia xerampelina, Hb., is generally rare in the county, but Mr. Webb records it from the Reigate district and Mr. Hewat says he has taken it in Surbiton. Tethea subtusa, 130