Death's-Head and Convolvulus Hawk-Moth in 1945

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<ul><li><p>Death's-Head and Convolvulus Hawk-Moth in 1945Source: The Irish Naturalists' Journal, Vol. 8, No. 9 (Jan., 1946), p. 336Published by: Irish Naturalists' Journal Ltd.Stable URL: .Accessed: 14/06/2014 15:06</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 IrishNaturalists' Journal.</p><p> </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:06:40 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>336 The Irish Naturalists' -Joukxal. [Vol. VI11. </p><p>No doubt it was somebody's oet which had escaped from captivity or had been introduced with merchandise. </p><p>National Museum, Dublin. -73.1.1946. A. \V. STELFOX. </p><p>THE GREATER WEEVER, TBACH1MS DBACO GUV., FROM DINGLE BAY, GO. KERRY. </p><p>On HMi December, 1945, a ua.wler from Dingle captured a tint1 </p><p>specimen of the Greater Weever, which is somewhat rare ofl Ireland. </p><p>The specimen was 41 cms. long (weight 420 grms.) and has since </p><p>been tdeposital ',in the National Museum, Dublin ; it is the only </p><p>specimen preserved -there. </p><p>Thompson, 1856 (.Var. Hisi. he., 4, p. 70), states That the Greater </p><p>Weever has not been discovered on the Irish shores. Andrews (1854), </p><p>however, in itiwo papers in the Dublin Nat. Hist. Soc. Proc, 1, pp. 122, </p><p>127, states -that a few specimens have been noted in Dingle and </p><p>Ventry Bays. Couch (I860); A History of the Fishes of the British </p><p>Islands, HI, p. 43, states that it is most abundant " </p><p>in our islands " </p><p>in Ahe West of England and Ireland but gives no localities. The </p><p>present specimen was captured about one mile from the mouth of </p><p>Veratry Harbour on the fishing bank known as the 4i </p><p>Near Ground." </p><p>That the Greater Wseever, which has the same power of inflicting </p><p>painful stings with the spines of its dorsal fin as its small relative, </p><p>T. vipera, is a rare fish around Ireland oau be shown from the fact </p><p>.that my colleague, Mr. G. P. Farran, after over fonty years' experience of fisheries work in Ireland, had not seen a previous specimen. </p><p>Thanks are due to Mr. M. Long, Din#ie, Go. Kerry, for sending </p><p>this specimen to the Fisheries Office. ARTHUR E. J. WENT. </p><p>Department of Agriculture, Fisheries Branch, Dublin. </p><p>DEATHS-HEAD AND CONVOLVULUS HAWK-MOTH IN 1945. </p><p>The following records have been received for the appearance of </p><p>the Death's-head Hawk-moth, Acherontia alropos L. and Convolvulus </p><p>Hawk-moth, Sphinx convolvuli L., in 1945: </p><p>A. atropos. 6th September. Go. Dublin. (A.W.S.) </p><p>27th ,, In house at Whitewell, Co. Antrim (near Belfast). Female. (Miss E. C. Simpson.) </p><p>28th ,, (about) Cliftonville, Belfast. Female. {\Y. Hamilton.) </p><p>S. convolvuli. 30th August. Kimmage Road, Dublin. (A.W.S.) 30th ? Sandymount, Dublin. (A.W.S.) 31st ,, Beersbridge Road, Belfast. Female. (Ernest Huey. </p><p>4th September. Naas, Co. Kildare. (Miss M. F. Connolly.) </p><p>10th ,, (about) Midleton, Go. Cork. (D. P. Sullivan.) </p><p>tath ,. Gorey, Co. Wexford. (James E. Oooke.) </p><p>19th ,, (about) Bull Rock Lighthouse, Go. Kerry. (George M. James, </p><p>Light-keeper.) </p><p>BATH WHITE BUTTERFLY IN IRELAND. </p><p>When a</p></li></ul>