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<ul><li><p>Death's-Head Moth from PortrushAuthor(s): W. M. CrawfordSource: The Irish Naturalists' Journal, Vol. 3, No. 6 (Nov., 1930), p. 133Published by: Irish Naturalists' Journal Ltd.Stable URL: .Accessed: 14/06/2014 12:14</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 12:14:36 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>November, 1930.] 188 </p><p>bird is a Blue-Winged Teal. Witherby, in A Checklist of British Birds, 1924, gives </p><p>" One each England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland," p. 32; so this </p><p>is apparently the fifth British and the second Irish record for the species. Mr. Williams agrees with this determination and has asked me to </p><p>record it. </p><p>National Museum, Dublin. EUGENE O'MAHONY. </p><p>CONVOLVULUS HAWK MOTHS IN BELFAST. On 1st September there was brought to </p><p>me a male Convolvulus Hawk Moth (Sphinx convolvuli), </p><p>found on the previous day by Mr. S. T. Irwin, </p><p>junior, on a duster hanging in the yard at his father's house in University Square, Belfast. The insect was in perfect condition, and remained </p><p>so </p><p>after an eminent surgeon had chloroformed it! </p><p>Then, on 10th 'September, another male of the same species was </p><p>brought to the Belfast Municipal Museum by Mrs. M. E. C&amp;rleton, who lives on the Lisburn Road. She had disturbed it on the evening of the </p><p>9th when, examining an inverted pot placed on top of a stake among plants and secured it with a cloth. Mrs. Carleton told me that the previous week her husband had found an "exactly similar moth" in a garden in Osborne Park, which he unfortunately destroyed. </p><p>Is at possible that these three specimens, all found in, the game district, could be the progeny of the female captured last year in front ^f the </p><p>Assembly's College, now being used as the home of the Parliament of Northern Ireland (/.2W.,"vol. II., p.247), only a few yards front: the </p><p>University Square specimen? Details of the life history of this moth are extremely meagre,- and </p><p>larvae are but rarely found, even in England. It is not common in Ireland. Rev. W. F. Johnson reported (Entomologist, vol, 62, p. 225) the capture of a fine specimen at Rostrevor on 7th September, 1929, this </p><p>being, so far as he was aware, the first recorded since 1917, when the insect was observed at Antrim, and at Movallen, Co. Down (Irish Naturalist, vol. XXVII., p. 12). </p><p>' W. M. CRAWFORD. </p><p>Orissa, Marlborough Park, Belfast. </p><p>CONVOLVULUS HAWK MOTHS IN COUNTY CORK. Convolvulus Hawk Moths {Sphinx conrolvuli) were unusually numerous </p><p>in the garden here last August and September. About thirty were cap tured and as many more observed during these two months. </p><p>The moths were very partial to tobacco flowers {Nicotiana affinis) but were also attracted by t'he blossoms of Penstemonf white Lychnis, Phlox, LohPlia and Lilivm auratinm. </p><p>Timoleague, Co. Cork. G. E. LUCAS. </p><p>! DEATIUS-HEAD MOTH FROM PORTRUSH. </p><p>On 18th September Mr. F. H. Christian, of Ranelagh, Co. Dublin, brought to the Belfast Municipal Museum a fine specimen of the Death's </p><p>Head Hawk Moth (Acherontia atropos L.) which he had found on, a </p><p>window-sill in Portrush on the 12th. </p><p>Belfast. W. M. CRAWFORD. </p><p>[Mr. Christian kindly presented the insect to the Museum collections. </p><p>?Erf.i </p><p>SMALL COPPER BUTTERFLY. </p><p>On 15th August last I caught, in my garden here, a Small Copper {Heodes phlceas) which has the left forewing very markedly paler than the </p><p>right, being especially bleached in the outer and inner marginal areas. In addition this specimen is ab. cozndeo-jmnctata Stgr., having four well </p><p>marked blue spots on each hindwing. </p><p>.-Orissa, Marlborough Park, Belfast, W, M. CRAWFORD, </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:14:36 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p><p>Article Contentsp. 133</p><p>Issue Table of ContentsThe Irish Naturalists' Journal, Vol. 3, No. 6 (Nov., 1930), pp. 117-136Editorial [p. 117-117]Kilgreany Cave, Co. Waterford [pp. 118-123]Brick Island Shell Mound, Cork Harbour [pp. 123-126]The Giant's Sconce, Co. Derry [pp. 126-128]Botanical NotesFlat-Stalked Meadow Grass [p. 128-128]Smooth Cat's-Ear in Co. Londonderry [p. 129-129]Ornithopus perpusillus and Allium oleraceum in County Down [p. 129-129]New County Tyrone Plants [p. 129-129]Juniperus nana at Ballintoy [p. 129-129]</p><p>Irish Bryological Records [p. 130-130]Recent Rock Exposures at Magheramorne [pp. 130-131]Birds Seen at the Palace, Armagh [pp. 131-132]Zoological NotesGarganey in Ireland: A Correction [pp. 132-133]Convolvulus Hawk Moths in Belfast [p. 133-133]Convolvulus Hawk Moths in County Cork [p. 133-133]Death's-Head Moth from Portrush [p. 133-133]Small Copper Butterfly [p. 133-133]Planorbis corneus (L.) at Cushendall [p. 134-134]</p><p>Our Library TableReview: untitled [p. 134-134]Review: untitled [p. 134-134]</p><p>News of the Societies [pp. 134-136]CorrespondenceUlster Proverbs [p. 136-136]</p></li></ul>