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11. 20th Aug. 1944. Mainly dull & cooler, but a nice afternoon with some rain, strong NE. wind; after an early NW-NE jam & rain in Dublin at 8-30-9-0 AM., but no rain at Crumlin & no rain S. of Jobstown till we were within a mile of Athdown, where a jam formed & misty rain wet all the upper Liffey Valley above Ballysmuttan Bridge. Left home on bikes at 9.20, with wind behind & reached Ballysmuttan in 2 hours or less, then took our time to let shower pass. Arrived at Athdown at 12 noon where everything dripping & collecting impossible except on lee side of trees & bushes. Stayed till about 5.20 & arrived home at 7 against stiff NE. wind. Collected in 4 areas as follows:- 1 = various places on right bank of R. Liffey, below the footstick, chiefly off hazel & oak on S. side of the "dun" 2 = dry bank along upper side of corn-hay field just NE of the dun = station (3)13.8.44. 3 = amongst Salix aurita &c., on flat 1/4 mile 12. W. of the "dun", on level of R. Liffey; including the patch of Chrysanthemum segetum on edge of cornfield, &c. 4. Alder wood - J.P. Brunker says this is an old burying place or "Killeen" - on flat at 3 on right bank of & not far from Liffey: mainly swept off lower branches of alder trees; a few off birch; one off pine; a few out of surrounding rushy ditch. Alders terribly eaten & full of sawfly & other larvae! Athdown, Co. WI. Taken at 1. [17 mounted from 1 & these labelled 18.12.1947!] Cryptinids 6: 3 mtd. = Hemiteles cf. gracilis group 1♀︎, ant. 20 Pezomachus sp. wingless ♂︎, ant. 20. Atractodes or Stilpnus sp. ♂︎ ant. 20. Pimpla flavicoxis ♂︎ with almost yellow scutellum: not mtd. P. brevicornis 1 small ♀︎: not mtd. Lampronota ♂︎: not mtd Lissonota ♀︎: not mtd. Alexeter ♂︎, reddish scutellum: not mtd Homocidus pallipes ♂︎: not mtd. Campoplegids 2♀︎♀︎: none mtd.
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