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[[left-hand page]] [[stamped page number]] 10 [[end stamp]] Puerto Rico 10. [[left margin note, written in black ink]] A [[end margin note]] We collected in dung for about an hour, finding best results close to waters edge. Found several species ^[[(29)]] [[insertion written in pencil]] of Staphs, at least two species of [[underline]] Aphodius [[/underline]] or [[underline]] Ataenius [[/underline]] , a Byrrhid, two specimens of one of [[left margin note, written in black ink]] B [[end margin note]] the small Coprinae. Then tried beating several flowering trees, including a Puerto Rican elm. Here we obtained one Tachyporine, many other small beetles, two large Elaterids, and several [[underline]] Diabrotiea [[/underline]]. After dinner we went down to Dr. Danforth's again. He gave me a lot of detailed information on some of the Lesser Antilles. He lives by himself in a fairly large house, keeping parrots, monkeys, a mongoose, several rats, etc., etc. He was very pleasant, and apparently is well fitted to give advice on the islands as he goes ^[[to]] some one of them every year for collecting birds. Mr. Oakley directed my attention to Max Kisliuk, 844 Federal Bldg., Christopher St., New York City, who studied fruit flies in the West Indies in 1931-32, following the same route as ours from Jamaica to Trinidad and beyond. He is a Plant Quarantine Inspector. He might be able to give pointers on collecting localities. Just before dinner we met Mr. Atherton Lee on the Station grounds, and also Dr. Hawkins, a sterilization expert, attached to the Bureau of Entomology. [[end page]] [[right-hand page]] [[stamped page number, upper right]] 11 [[end stamp]] [[left margin note]] X-3-35 [[end margin notation]] Mr. Oakley took me along the road from Mayaguez past Maricao about 18 kilometres to [[underline]] Station 47. [[/underline]] About 13 miles north of Yauco, or the same distance east of Maricao, on top of hill at elevation of about 3000 feet. We walked two or three kilometers east from the [[left margin note, written in pencil and underlined]] + 11 Staphs [[end pencil note]] [[left margin note, written in black ink]] A [[end margin note]] three-way intersection and collected in ^[[(162)]] [[insertion written in pencil]] dung [[left margin note, written in black ink]] B [[end margin note]] and rotten guava ^[[(59)]] [[insertion written in pencil]] fruit, with good results. We tried beating but got no Staphs. Then we went several kilometers farther and repeated in dung. We must have taken about fifteen species of Staphylinidae, two small species of Coprinae, a few Aphodiinae, a few Sphaeridiinae, one large Melolonthinae, some Nitidrilids, etc. Most of the Staphs were taken in fine series. This took about four hours, and as the ride took two hours each way, that was our day. Got a letter from Ruth. I mailed a short note to her last night. After dinner Mr. Oakley and I spent the evening looking at my maps and discussing collecting places and trips for the rest of our stay in Puerto Rico. He also wrote out for me a few handy sentences in Spanish to get me into farms, etc. to collect. [[end page]]
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