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Information as to the preservation of certain insects was given Mr. J.H. Werum, 48 Summit St., Toledo, Ohio; a reply to a letter from T.D.A. Cockerell in reference to some of the specimens sent by him, was prepared for the Division of Correspondence. Prof. J.H. Comstock, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y. inquired for information concerning the classification of the Lepidoptera and along letter was sent in reply. The square cases, containing an exhibit of insecticides and machinery, were transferred to the Department of Agriculture and replaced on the floor by Museum table cases, adding greatly to our storage room. 6 unit boxes were prepared and placed on exhibition during the month, occupying a large portion of time in preparation. Among the specimens exhibited are a series of Orthoptera, some large Arachnidae, a box of Myriapoda, and a box of samples of insect work. The classificatory series of the Hemiptera Homoptera was completed by the additions of specimens and drawings. Case headings were also placed on some of the exhibit cases, and others are in course of preparation. The arrangement of the Dipterous family Bombylidae was completed, and 24 single ^were used for that purpose. There are nearly four boxes of duplicate material in addition. This is probably as complete a material in this family as is in any collection, and efforts will be made to have it monographically studied.
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