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4.) 23rd Sept. 1949. A very beautiful day; nearly all sunny after 10 AM following some days of east wind & much rain with SE. wind on 22nd - the first really wet day for some time. In afternoon drove to Deey Lock on Royal Canal, W. of Louisa Bridge, Co. KD., & collected by sweeping in two fields between canal and Maynooth road as often before and as follows:- 1 = W.& S. sides of 3rd field W. of Louisa Bridge; nearly all insects taken along hedge on W. side of field, in first year hay this season. 2 = amongst turnips & beet, & along S. side of 2nd field W. of Louisa Bridge. Saw many Common Blue butterflies along the path of canal; Aeschna grandis (1) and Bombus sylvarum (1♂︎). Insects taken at 1. [31 mtd. from 1 & these labelled 26.11.49.] Epitomus pygmaeus ♂︎, ant. 20. Cryptinids 9: 1 mtd = Pezomachus sp. ♀︎ ant. 18. Stenomacrus sp. ♂︎: not mtd Mesochorus sp. 3 small ♂︎♂︎: 2 mtd. ant. 24 & 25. Leptopygus harpurus? ♂︎, not mtd. 5.) 23.9.49, cont. Royal Canal, KD., cont. Taken at 1, cont. Sigalphus caudatus 2♀︎♀︎ & S. floricola 1♀︎; also 3 ♂︎♂︎ (? which species!) Perilitus 9 (♂︎♂︎ & ♀︎♀︎) = 4 spp.? as follows:- P. caudatus Thoms. 1♀︎, ant. 25. P. sp. smooth face, 1♂︎, 1♀︎, ant. both 19-seg. P. sp. headless ♂︎, ant. missing. P. sp. rough face, 2♂︎♂︎, 3♀︎♀︎, ant. ♂︎♂︎ (24 & 24), ♀︎♀︎ (20, 21 & 22). Meteorus abdominatus? ♂︎, dark form? Ant. bitten off at 29th seg. Blacus ruficornis ♂︎: not mtd. Opius spp. 3 = O. tacitus? ♀︎, ant. 26. O. semiaciculatus m. ♀︎, ant. 22. O. levis var.? ♂︎, ant. 23. Pentapleura angustula ♂︎ - not mtd. Phaenocarpa ruficeps & picinervis 1♂︎ each, not mtd. Phaenocarpa livida 2♂︎♂︎, 2♀︎♀︎: not mtd. Alysia tipula √ ♂︎, ant. 42. Aspilota spp. 8 = A. minutissima 3♀︎♀︎, ant. all 16. A. nigrescens ♂︎, ant. 20. A. rubripes 1 minute ♀︎, ant. 14. A. (Synaldis) cf. concolor ♂︎, ant. 22. A. (Synaldis) sp. 1♂︎, 1♀︎, ant. 22 & 17; tergite 1 of ♀︎ reddish. Dacnusa areolaris, maculipes, laevipectus & pubescens 1 of each only: none mtd. D. elegantula 2♂︎♂︎, 1♀︎: not mtd. D. senilis 3 - 2♂︎♂︎ (ant. 34 & 37), 1♀︎ (ant. 28). D. acco Nix. ♂︎ (= ebenina m.) ant. 29. D. (G.) affinis 1♀︎: not mtd. Aphidius sp. 2♂︎♂︎: not mtd. Proctos 23, including very large ♂︎ Proctotrupes gravidator. This alone mounted! Chalcids 4 } None mtd. Cynipids 2 } None mtd.
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