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A HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE broods in vicarage garden in 1896, W. C. E. Wheeler) ; Coventry (W. G. Blatch, E.M.M. 1887, p. 200) HESPERIID/E Adopaea (Hesperia) Thaumas, Hufn. (linea, F.) Not uncommon Hay Woods (H. W. Ellis); Warwick (P. P. Baly) ; Rugby = Brandon Woods, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Ettingttm (L. C. Keighley-Peach) ; Wolford (W. C. E. Wheeler) Augiades sylvanus, Esp. Occurs in much the same places as above. Marston Green (G. W. Wynn) ; Knowle (H. W. Ellis); Oakley Wood near Warwick (one, P. P. Baly) ; Rugby = Brandon Woods, Princethorpe, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Atherstone (C. Baker) ; Wolford Woods (Austen, W. C. E. Wheeler) ; Ettlngton (L. C. Keigh- ley-Peach) ; Coombe Woods (G. B. Longstaff, E.M.M. 1866, p. 138) Hesperia (Syrichthus) malvae, L.' Similar distribution to the last two and similarly common. Coventry (G. H. Kenrick) ; Hampton-ln-Ardm (G. W. Wynn) ; Knowle (H. W. Ellis) ; Corley Woods (formerly, W. Bree) ; Knowle (W. Kiss, etc.) ; Rugby = Brandon, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Ather- stone (C. Baker) ; Ettlngton (L. C. Keighley-Peach) ; Wolford (W. C. E. Wheeler) Thanaos Tages, L., also occurs in the same places as the above three species. Sutton Park (H. M. Lee) ; Coventry (G. H. Kenrick) ; Hampton-in-Arden (G. W. Wynn) ; Knowle, Umberslade (Blatch Coll., W. Kiss, etc.); Corley Woods (formerly, not seen lately, W. Bree) ; Rugby = Brandon, Prince- thorpe, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Atherstone (C. Baker); Ettlngton (L. C. Keighley- Peach); Wolford (W. C. E. Wheeler); Coombe Woods (G. B. Longstaff. E.M.M. 1866, p. 138) SPHINGIDjE Acherontia Atropos, L. In the years when this species is common in England, we get our share and hear of its occurrence in the larval stage in potato fields. I have records from Cbalcot Wood (W. Harrison) ; Solihull (A. H. Martineau) ; Knowle (H. W. Ellis, etc.) ; Water Orton (R. C. Brad- ley); Rugby (Rugby lists, 1867,1874, 1889); Atherstone (C. Baker); Wol- ford Woods (Austen); Whltchurcb (very common 1900, ]. H. Bloom) ; Warwick (P. P. Baly) Smerinthus populi, L. Common every- where ocellata, L. Fairly common, less so than populi. Solihull (R. C. Brad- ley) ; Knowle (H. W. Ellis, com- mon, etc.) ; Small Heath (Blatch Cat.) ; Yardley (H. Taylor) ; Rugby (Rugby lists) ; Warwick (P. P. Baly), Atherstone (C. Baker) ; Wolford Woods (Austen) ; Ettlngton (L. C. Keighley-Peach) Dilina tilias, L. Less common than the above, but generally distributed. Knowle (Blatch Coll. and W. Kiss) ; Stoneleigh Park (Blatch Coll.) ; War- wick (P. P. Baly); Rugby (Rugby lists) ; Atherstone (C. Baker) ; Mi- cote (L. C. Keighley-Peach); Wolford (W. C. E. Wheeler) Daphnis (Chcerocampa) nerii, L. Bir- mingham ; one in 1870 in the town (F. Enock, E.M.M. 1870, p. 41) Sphinx ligustri, L. Not common. Knowle (W. G. Blatch and W. Kiss) ; Sal- ford Priors (larva on ash, J. T. Fountain) ; Solihull (larvae on holly, A. H. Martineau), Rugby (Rugby lists) ; Sutton Coldfield (Blatch Hand. ; not for many years, C. J. W.); Brandon Woods (Rugby lists); Warwick (many, P. P. Baly) ; Ather- stone (C. Baker) ; Whitchurch (J. H. Bloom) ; Wolftrd ( W. C. E. Wheeler) Protoparce (Sphinx) convolvuli, L. Only odd stragglers in convolvuli years ; several have been recorded in the city itself and its suburbs (Entom. 1898, p. 292, A. D. Imms; 1887, p. 273, W. T. Raine; E.M.M. 1868, p. 107, G. H. Kenrick). I also have records from Solihull (one, A. H. Martineau, in 1898); Hamp- ton-in-Arden (G. W. Wynn, Ent. Record, xiii. 335) ; Warwick (P. P. Baly, Entom. Dec. 1872) ; Rugbv (Rugby list, W. S. Edmonds, 1888); Knowle (W. Kiss); Atherstone (C. Baker); Wolford (one in 1886; in some numbers about 1 846, W. C. E. Wheeler) ; Birmingham district (common in 1868, F. Enock, List, 1869) Deilephila gallii, Rott. W. G. Blatch (Brit. Assoc. Hand.) and F. Enock (List, 1870) speak of its occasional occurrence in Birmingham, but with- out exact reference. I have a speci- 130