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INSECTS NYMPHALINJE (continued) have the following records for it : Ettington Park (one, some time since, J. H. Bloom) ; Wolford (frequently seen, a few taken years ago by my father, W. C. E. Wheeler) ; Oakley Woods (is said to have been taken there, but have never seen it there, or a specimen from there, P. P. Baly). Mr. W. G. Blatch speaks of its occurrence in woods near Coventry and Leamington, on what authority I do not know (Brit. Asm. Hand.; also E.M.M. 1887, p. 199) ; it occurs in Rugby list for 1888 (W. S. Edmonds), and Morris mentions its occurrence at Anstey Pyrameis Atalanta, L. Occurs in every list from all parts of the county, and is sometimes abundant, but not generally. It seems very irregular in its appearance cardui, L. The same remarks apply to this as to the last species Vanessa Jo, L. This species likewise occurs in every list I have received, but frequently with the remark ' not common.' I have not often seen it myself in the county urticae, L. Common everywhere. One var. polaris Small Heath (A. D. Imms, E.M.M. 1901, p. 148) [ 1-album, Esp. A specimen of this species is said to have been taken by Mr. B. May at Henley-in-Arden about 1877. The specimen was exhibited at a meeting of the Birmingham Ent. Soc., and the capture seemed genuine. It was probably an accidental importation] polychloros, L. Rare ; there seems to be a general opinion that it is rarer now than it used to be. Sutton (one, R. C. Bradley ; one, C. J. Wainwright) ; Knowle (W. Kiss, Blatch Hand.) ; Allesley (scarce, W. Bree) ; Warwick (but not no- ticed lately, P. P. Baly); Wolf or d (used to be common, but now almost gone, W. C. E. Wheeler) ; Rugby, Overslade, etc. (Rugby lists, several records). Newman quotes, 'not un- common (W. G. Colbourne) ; Strat- ford-on-Avon (W. G. Colbourne) ; Rugby (A. H. Wratislaw) ' ; and Morris gives Anstey Antiopa, L. I have the following re- cords : Sutton Park (one, Titley) ; Warwick (one taken by C. S. H. NYMPHALIN^: (continued} Perceval, Aug. 22, 1872; Entom. Dec. 1872); Coombe Wood near Rug- by (one, H. Vicars, Rugby list, 1874) ; Birmingham near Cannon Hill Park (one, R. C. R. Jordan, E.M.M. 1880, p. 113); Warwick (one taken by a lady and recorded by E. G. Baldwin, E.M.M. i. 213) Polygonia c-album, L. Fairly generally distributed, but never abundant. I have however many records for it, and W. G. Blatch says (Brit. Assoc. Hand.) that it is sometimes seen even in the streets of Birmingham Melitaea aurinia, Rott. (Artemis, Hb.). Rare ; here and there small colonies in very restricted areas. Knowle (R. C. Bradley, Blatch Hand.) ; Vmberslade (J. T. Fountain) ; Alles- ley (once only, W. Bree) ; Wolford (very local, one or two fields only, W. C. E. Wheeler) ; Brandon Woods (Rugby lists) ; Morris quotes Coles- bill and Coventry. It used to occur in Sutton Park, but on draining the marshes to build the railway through it its haunts were destroyed, and the last time it was heard of was in 1882, when a few specimens were taken by E. C. Tye [ cinxia, L. Morris recorded the cap- ture of a specimen at Leamington by Mr. Walhouse ; doubtless an error] Argynnis Selene, Schiff. Common in many of the larger woods. Manton Green (E. C. Tye, G. W. Wynn) ; Knowle (W. Kiss, Blatch Hand., etc.) ; Coles- hill Pool (W. Bree) ; Sutton Coldfield (Stainton in Manual] ; Rugby = Bran- don Woods, Princethorpe, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Wolford (W. C. E. Wheeler) ; Coombe (G. B. Longstaff, E.M.M. 1866, p. 138) Euphrosyne, L. Distributed more widely than the above. Manton Green (E. C. Tye, G. W. Wynn) ; Knowle (R. C. Bradley, Blatch Hand., etc.) ; Coven- try (G. H. Kenrick) ; Sutton (one in garden, R. C. Bradley) ; Hay Woods (H. W. Ellis) ; Carley (abundant for- merly in woods at Corley ; none seen for many years, W. Bree) ; Oakley and Hay Woods (very common, P. P. Baly) ; Rugby = Brandon Woods, Princethorpe, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Atherstone (C. Baker) ; Wolford Woods (Austen and W. C. E. Wheeler) ; Coombe (G. B. Long- staff, E.M.M. 1866, p. 138) 12?