Convolvulus Hawk-Moth at Sligo

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<ul><li><p>Convolvulus Hawk-Moth at SligoAuthor(s): Geo. H. CarpenterSource: The Irish Naturalist, Vol. 14, No. 12 (Dec., 1905), p. 262Published by: Irish Naturalists' Journal Ltd.Stable URL: .Accessed: 15/06/2014 01:42</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact</p><p> .</p><p>Irish Naturalists' Journal Ltd. is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to The IrishNaturalist.</p><p> </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:42:34 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>262 The Irish Naltnalist. December, </p><p>[Lepisma sacchatina occurs in some Dublin houses, and I have received specimens from Mr. R. J. Ussher, taken at Cappagh, Co. Waterford. Probably the insect is widely distributed in Ireland. It may occasionally devour food-stuffs, but I believe its usual food is old paper and wood </p><p>work. G. H. C.] </p><p>Phyllodromia germanica at Poyntzpass. </p><p>I was very mnuch surprised to find a specimen of this cockroach in my dairy. It had evidently been brought in an egg bcx from London, for I had just opened the box previous to obse-rving the insect. I am the more confirmed in this opinion as Mr. Eland Shaw, F.E.S., in his Synopsis of the British Orthoptera (Ent. Mo. Mfag., xxv., p. 370), states that he has met with it in large numbers in London restaurants, and in the Zoological Gardens; and the same gentleman records it from Lincoln (Afft. Mo. Mag., 2nd Series, vol. xiv., p. 92). It appears to be a native of </p><p>woods in Central Europe. This occurrence gives a good example of the manner in which insects are spread. </p><p>W. F. JOHNSON. Poyntzpass. </p><p>[Some years ago I saw Phyllodromia gernianica swarming in the kitchen </p><p>of a certain Dublin hotel; I have also received it fromii Strabane. </p><p>G. H. C.] </p><p>Convolvulus Hawk-moth at Sligo. </p><p>In Nature of October 27th, 1904, the Rev. J. Meehan recorded the </p><p>capture of a " Striped Hawk-mioth " at Sligo. Having been recently in </p><p>correspondence with Father Meehan on the subject, I learn from him that the insect is not (as might be inferred froni the above name) </p><p>Deilephila ivornica, but a worn specimen of Sphinx convolvuli. </p><p>GEO. H. CARPENTER. Dublin. </p><p>Geomalacus maculosus on Deenish Island, Co. Kerry. </p><p>While ashore on Deenish Island on July 22nd, a friend drew my </p><p>attention to a slug which he had found. The specimen proved to be Geoaalacus maculosus, Allman, the Kerry Spotted Slug. This species has </p><p>several times been taken on the mainland near Derrynane, but, so far as I know, has not hitherto been found on any of the islands. </p><p>STANIEZY W. KgMP. </p><p>publin. </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:42:34 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p><p>Article Contentsp. 262</p><p>Issue Table of ContentsThe Irish Naturalist, Vol. 14, No. 12 (Dec., 1905), pp. 249-264A New Irish Mite, Lohmannia insignis, Berlese [pp. 249-251]News Gleanings [p. 251-251]Insects at Rosses Point, Co. Sligo [pp. 252-255]Irish Societies [pp. 256-258]NotesNew County Records for Monaghan and Fermanagh [p. 259-259]Limerick Plants [p. 259-259]Plants of the Cavan Lakes [p. 260-260]Epilobium alsinefolium in Co. Leitrim [pp. 260-261]Irish Deep-Water Schizopods [p. 261-261]Lepisma saccharina at Portadown and Poyntzpass [pp. 261-262]Phyllodromia germanica at Poyntzpass [p. 262-262]Convolvulus Hawk-Moth at Sligo [p. 262-262]Geomalacus maculosus on Deenish Island, Co. Kerry [p. 262-262]Occurrence of a Numb Ray in Dublin Bay [p. 263-263]Fox Shark in Sheep Haven, Co Donegal [p. 263-263]Ornithological Notes from Londonderry [pp. 263-264]Decrease of Crossbills [p. 264-264]Quail in Co. Waterford [p. 264-264]</p></li></ul>