INSECTS Trochilium apiformis, Cl. Not common. Athenians (C. Baker) ; ? Warwick (P. P. Baly); Sal ford Priors (J. T. Fountain) crabroniformis, Lewin (bembeciformis, Hb). Rugby (Rugby lists) ; Mr. N. V. Sidgwick writes to me that he thinks the record was probably right Sesia tipuliformis, Cl. Common on cur- rant bushes in some of the suburbs of Birmingham, and probably in all ; not many records of the species, but probably common everywhere vespiformis, L. (asiliformis, Rott. ; cyni- piformis, Esp.). Rare ; though pro- bably overlooked. Mr. P. W. Abbott took two at Sutton and Mr. H. W. Ellis took it at Knowle culiciformis, L. Rare ; though like the last, probably overlooked. Mr. R. C. Bradley took one in his garden at Sutton, and it has been taken at or near Knowle several times (H. W. Ellis, W. G. Blatch, J. T. Fountain) Cossus cossus, L. (ligniperda, F.) Seems to occur throughout the county, but is not often seen, and few specimens exist in collections. Infested trees are however reported from many places Zeuzera pyrina, L. (sesculi, L.) Odd specimens turn up throughout the district, even in Birmingham and its suburbs, generally being taken at ' light ' ; but the only place where it seems to be known at home is at Rugby, where the schoolboys take it every year and sometimes in numbers HEPIALID^E Hepialus humuli, L. Common everywhere sylvina, L. Generally distributed, but not common fusconebulosa, De Geer (velleda, Hb.) Not uncommon at Sutton, and also recorded trom Hampton-in-Arden (G. W. Wynn) and Atherstone (C. Baker) lupulina, L. Common everywhere hecta, L. Common everywhere, though less so than lupulina PYRALIDJE CRAMBIN.* Crambus tristellus (S.V.), F. Common perlellus, Sc. Knowle (W. G. Blatch) ; Sutton Park (Blatch Coll.) ; Rugby (continued) = Overslade, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Whit- church (J. H. Bloom) Crambus margaritellus, Hb. Sutton (R. C. Bradley). Common (F. Enock, List, 1869) pinellus, L. (pinetella, Tr.). Knowle (W. G. Blatch) ; Sutton (Blatch Cat.) ; Rugby = Brandon Woods, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Whitchurch (J. H. Bloom) falsellus, Schiff. Olton (Blatch Coll.) ; Rugby (two undoubted specimens in garden, N. V. Sidgwick). Common (F. Enock, List, 1869) ? hortuellus, Hb. Knowle (R. C. Bradley, Blatch Coll.); Rugby = Overs/ade,etc. (Rugby lists). Common (F. Enock, 1869) culmellus, L. Common. Knowle (R. C. Bradley); Rugby (Rugby lists); Whit- church (J. H. Bloom) pratellus, L. Knowle (R. C. Bradley and Blatch Coll.); Rugby = Overslade, etc. (Rugby lists) ; Whitchurch (J. H. Bloom). Common (F. Enock, List, 1869) pascuellus, L. Knowle (R.C. Bradley); Rugby = Overslade, etc. (Rugby lists) PHYCITIN.S: Ephestia Kuhniella, Z. Birmingham (R. C. Bradley) ; Knowle (Blatch Coll.) calidella, Gn. (ficella, Dougl.) Has been bred locally, but from imported fruit - elutella, Hb. Common. Found in Birmingham, etc. (R. C. Bradley) Salebria betulae, Gocze. Knowle (R. C. Bradley) Phycita spissicella, F. Knowle (W. G. Blatch) ; Rugby = Brandon Wood (N. V. Sidgwick, Rugby lists) Acrobasis Zelleri, Rag. (tumidella, Zk.) Knowle (W. G. Blatch) consociella, Hb. Brandon Woods (N. V. Sidgwick) Rhodophaea advenella, Zk. Brandon, New- bold (N. V. Sidgwick) Myelois ceratoniae, Zell. Rugby (taken at 'light' in house August 24, 1895, N. V. Sidgwick) Cryptoblabes bistriga, Haw. Knowle (W. G. Blatch) ; Sutton Park (Blatch Cat.) PYRALIN.S Aglossa pinguinalis, L. Common Hypsopygia costalis, F. Knowle (W. G. Blatch) Pyralis farinalis, L. Common Herculia glaucinalis, L. Knowle (W. G. Blatch). Rare (F. Enock, List, 1869) 149
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