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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.


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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