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6.) 23.9.49, cont. Royal Canal, Co. KD., cont. Taken at 2. [17 mtd. from 2 & these labelled 26.11.49.] Cryptinids 3, including Hemiteles cf. gracilis ♂︎; not mtd. Pezomachus fasciatus ♀︎ - not mtd. & Phygadeuon nigrocinctus ♀︎, ant. 21. Atractodes sp ♀︎, ant. 23. Acrodactyla degener ♀︎: not mtd. Promethes laticarpus ♂︎: not mtd. Mesochorus spp. 3: all mtd. = M. sp. ♂︎, minute, ant. 23. M. sp. 1♂︎, 1♀︎, ant. 33 & 32. Sigalphus obscurellus? 1♀︎; ant. 21; abd. very broad, tergite 3 entirely sculptured. Diospilus morosus ♂︎, ant. 22. Phaenocarpa livida ♂︎: not mtd. Dacnusa pubescens ♀︎: not mtd. D. confinis ♂︎, ant. 23. Praon near volucre ♂︎ & ♀︎; black antennae, with 21 & 18-segments. Aphidius matricariae? ♀︎, ant. 14. Proctos 7: none mtd. Chalcids 3, including ♂︎ Hemiptarsenus fulvicollis. Cynipids 2: not mtd. 7.) 24th Sept. 1949. Another very nice sunny day with southerly breeze; very warm, with very hot sun; thunderstorm passed to west in afternoon after which wind went east & brought in a smoky mist from the sea. Left home about 3 P.M. in car, George (home for week-end) Daisy & I, & drove to Blessington, then over the new Blessington bridge & east along S. shore of the Liffey arm of the Poulaphuca reservoir: stopped about two miles W. of Ballyward near Woodend Brook, at 3.45, & collected in shelter of hedge along two watercourses flowing into reservoir, & on shore of same left dry by recent drought, till 5 P.M. Then drove home, arriving 5.30. The flora of the dry margin of the reservoir very curious & in places largely consisting of Polygonum amphibium, P. Persicaria, P. hydropiper, Graphalium uliginosum, Nasturtium palustre, Matricaria discoidea, Juncus bufonius, Potentilla anserina, &c. each in turn forming dominant & almost pure patches of vegetation. Many other plants, such as Mysotis, Mimulus Langsdorfii, &c. scattered here & there through the "sward" of Polygonum spp.
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