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Curator reports
Insects March 88
84-88

UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM
UNDER DIRECTION OF
THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
WASHINGTON

Report of the Department of Insects for March, 1888.

During the month the following accessions were received.

17146 -- Heterochroa californica and melitaea chalcedon in papers,
1 spec. of each, from C.H. Townsend, U.S.N.Mus.

The specimens had been collected in 1883 and all the body parts were eaten by Museum pests; the fragments were thrown away.

20336 -- 133 specimens of 36 species of Diptera, mostly types of Bombyliidae described by D.W. Coquillett, Los Angeles, Cal., and received through the Curator.

There has also been received from the Ills. State Laboratory of Nat. Hist., a small list of Lepidoptera for determination (Acc. 20395) which has not yet been reported upon.

A specimen of Mamestra grandis was compared and named for Prof. J. A. Lintner.

20097 -- from A. Duges, Guanajuata, Mex., was examined and a list of 36 determinations or notes on specimens was sent him.

20075 -- From Theo. D. A. Cockerell, West Cliff, Custer Co., Col.,

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