INSECTS 1888, N. V. Sidgwick); Wolford Woods (Austen) ; Whitchurcb (fre- quent in garden, J. H. Bloom) ; Athentone (C. Baker) ; Brandon Woods (N. W. Hudson, Rugby list, 1888) ; near Warwick^, dim recol- lection, P. P. Baly) ; Knowle (W. G. Blatch) ; Haselor near Alcester (Blatch Cat.) ; and Morris gives Allesley [Thecla pruni, L., was recorded in Blatch Hand, in error] Callophrys rubi, L. Very local ; common in Sutton Park, which is its best known haunt ; also recorded from Edgebill (P. P. Baly) ; Wolford (W. C. E. Wheeler) ; Allesley (once only, W. Bree) Zephyrus quercus, L. Fairly common. Oakley Wood (common most years, P. P. Baly) ; Atherstone (C. Baker) ; Rugby = Brandon Woods, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Wolford Woods (Austen, W. C. E. Wheeler) ; Alveston near Wbitchurch (L. C. Keighley-Peach) ; Coombe Wood (G. B. Longstaff, EMM. 1866, p. 138); Tilt Hill Woods (very abundant some years, W. Bree) ; Corky Woods (occasion- ally, W. Bree); Knowle (W. G. Blatch Hand.) [ betulae, L. The only record of the capture of this species in the county is one by W. C. E. Wheeler, who says his father took it at Wolford. Mr. C. G. Barrett thinks it is not a likely Warwickshire insect, so that confirmation is desirable] Chrysophanus Phlaeas, L. Common every- where Lycaena Argus, L. (/Egon, Schiff). Very rare, and I have no satisfactory mo- dern records. Newman gives it as occurring at Coleshill Park and neigh- bourhood and Sutton Park on the authority of F. Enock, and Morris also quotes Coleshill Heath. I fear however that it is gone from both these localities many years ago. It is also recorded from Rugby by New- man on the authority of G. B. Longstaff and by E. Solly (Rugby list, 1881) Astrarche, Bgstr. Not common. Wol- ford (W. C. E. Wheeler); Rugby (Rugby lists) ; and Morris says near Birmingham. I have not seen any county specimens Icarus, Rott. (Alexis, Hub.) Common everywhere Coridon, Poda. This and Bellargus, I 129 Rott., cannot be regarded as Warwickshire insects, and as there is no chalk in the county they are scarcely to be expected. W. C. E. Wheeler however tells me that the former occurs within a few miles of Wolford. In this extreme south- west corner of Warwickshire how- ever several insects have been found by him which are not characteristic of the county, and it may be partly owing to the fact that along the southern border Liassic rocks crop up, whereas most of the county con- sists of Triassic sandstones, etc. A single specimen of Coridon also is said to have been taken years ago at Knowle, as recorded in Morris, New- man and F. Enock's list. It was probably a straggler, but it may have been a survivor of a small colony, as there is a small outcrop of lias near, and the species seems sometimes associated with that forma- tion as well as with chalk Lycaena minimus, Fuessl. (Alsus, F.) Wol- ford (W. C. E. Wheeler, Austen, J. H. Bloom) ; Stockton (in fairly large numbers, June 22, 1901, on banks of a chalk pit where Anthyllis grows, D. T. Garrett, Entom. 1901, p. 229 ; also W. S. Edmonds, Rugby lists) semiargus, Rott. (Acis, Schiff.) Used to occur many years ago near Birmingham, but it is long since one was taken, and I do not know any one who possesses a local specimen. Its occurrence is referred to by Stainton, quoting Allis, who says that it had not been taken for seve- ral years then ; by Morris, quoting W. Bree, who took one specimen in Coleshill Park ; by W. G. Blatch in Brit. Assoc. Hand. ; and by New- man, quoting F. Enock, who gives Shirley as the locality Cyaniris Argiolus, L. Not uncommon. Occurs freely, and in some years in great abundance in Sutton Park, where are many very fine old hollies. So far as I know only the first brood ever appears there. It has also been recorded from Knowle (W. G. Blatch) ; Alleslty (W. Bree and Morris) ; Warwick (one in High Street, P. P. Baly) ; Rugby, Charley Wood, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Yardley Wood, Shirley and Coleshill (A. D. Imms, Entom. 1897, p. 319) ; Ather- stone (C. Baker); Wolford (both 17
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