Further Irish Records for Convolvulus Hawk Moth, 1930

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<ul><li><p>Further Irish Records for Convolvulus Hawk Moth, 1930Author(s): J. G. Rhynehart, K. M. Dunlop, J. H. Pollock, Richard Spillar, D. R. Pack-Beresford, P. Low, N. Low, Stephen McMahon, H. O'Flynn, Gyritha C. Scott, Seymour C. H.Harrison, Eugene O'Mahony, M. O'Grady and Reginald ScullySource: The Irish Naturalists' Journal, Vol. 3, No. 7 (Jan., 1931), pp. 156-157Published by: Irish Naturalists' Journal Ltd.Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25531883 .Accessed: 14/06/2014 22:08</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</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 support@jstor.org.</p><p> .</p><p>Irish Naturalists' Journal Ltd. is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to The IrishNaturalists' Journal.</p><p>http://www.jstor.org </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:08:51 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p>http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=injhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/25531883?origin=JSTOR-pdfhttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsphttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p></li><li><p>1/56 The Tiusit Nati'iulist*' Journal. [Vol. TIT. </p><p>RECORDS FOR DEATH'S "-I1KAD HAWK MOTH, 1930: </p><p>On the 16th September, 1930, T was brought a beautiful specimen of a male Death's-Head Hawk Moth (Acfirrontia atro-pos), which had been found in Alma Road, Monkstown. </p><p>Monkstown, Co. Dublin. GYRITHA C. SCOTT. </p><p>[Two other Irish specimens have been reported to the National </p><p>Museum, Dublin. One taken at Grange Con, Co. Wicklow, on 11th Sept ember, was put into a box by Mrs. Fen ton., but escaped in the evening and flew into the fire where it was destroyed. The other reached the Museum in almost perfect condition, although it had been alive in a glass jam jar, </p><p>with only a lump of sugar and a piece of cabbage, for a week. It had been shown to all and sundry during that period and made to squeak by being prodded with a pencil. It was found in a garden near a bee-hive, at Adare, Co. Limerick, on 25th September, by1 Dr. Costelln.?Ed.] </p><p>FURTHER IRISH RECORDS FOR CONVOLVULUS HAWK MOTH, 1930. </p><p>The note by Mr. W. M. Crawford in tbe November issue of I.N.J, re </p><p>cording captures of Sphinx convolvuliT in Belfast, is of particular interest. </p><p>During the last week of September a specimen of this moth was given me for identification. This was taken in one of the carnation houses in Messrs. </p><p>Dickson's nurseries at Newtownards, and on, inquiry I found that a second </p><p>specimen had been captured in the same house. Both these specimens are now in my possession, but unfortunately they have got somewhat damaged through fluttering in captivity. Both are males. No plants other than car nations were included in the house in. which the specimens were found, and there was no apparent 'evidence of these having been eaten by caterpillars. It appears more likely that the moths entered the house after emergence than that they emanated from larva? which fed and pupated in the house. I am unaware of any record of the carnation being a food plant of Convolvulus </p><p>Hawk Moth caterpillars. Is it not likely that the moths were attracted to the house by the flowers, </p><p>and possibly the scent, of tine carnations ? The observation by Mrs. Lucas in the same number of the I.N.J, gives support- to this possibility. </p><p>Ministry of Agriculture, Belfast. J. G. RHYNEHART. </p><p>I took a very perfect Convolvulus Hawk Moth on a post at the Fitz^ william Tennis Club, Wilton Place, Dublin, on 27th August last. </p><p>The Rectory. Athv, (REV.) K. M. DUNLOP. Co. Kildare. </p><p>I was brought a female Convolvulus Hawk Moth on 31st August, which </p><p>had", been'found in a garden at Ranelagh, Dublin. </p><p>Dublin. J. H. POLLOCK. </p><p>, A large moth, which Mr. Stelfox of the National Museum has </p><p>identified as ? female Convolvulus Hawk Moth, was caught hanging to the </p><p>clothes line in our garden on 31st August last. </p><p>Dublin. RICHARD SPILLAR. </p><p>On 1st September last I was given a living Convolvulus Hawk Moth </p><p>which had been caught near here. </p><p>The Tansey, Baily, D. R. PACK-BERESFORD. </p><p>Co,: Dublin. ' </p><p>'.-.._ </p><p>On. 1st September last we found a perfect living specimen of .a female </p><p>Convolvulus Hawk Moth in our garden here. .... </p><p>" Hazlebrook," Kimmage Road, P. &amp;&amp;L LOW. </p><p>Terenure. Dublin. </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:08:51 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p>http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p></li><li><p>JAM'ARY, iOHl.| 157 </p><p>I am forwarding herewith two large moths I captured iwe on 4th Sep tember. They lit on the balcony of the lighthouse. I was operating </p><p>our </p><p>fog signal at the time?3 p.m., the wind being south, about 2, with fog. I have never seen anything like these before so shall be thankful to you for their name, and to know if they are common. </p><p>Light-Keeper, Hook Tower, STEPHEN McMAHON. Co. Wexford. </p><p>[These proved to be two male Convolvulus Hawk Moths, and so we have written Mr. McMahon accordingly. His observation of their actual arrival is of great interest.?Ed.] </p><p>A .large moth captured here on 4th September has been identified for me at the National Museum as a male Convolvulus Hawk Moth. </p><p>Bray, Co. Wicklow. H. O'FLYNN. </p><p>On September 5th, 1930, a very much damaged specimen of the Con volvulus Hawk Moth was sent to me, having been found in a garden in </p><p>Monkstown Road, and was nearly dead when I received it. The previous afternoon (September 4th) I saw a large Hawk Moth, hovering fairly: high, around the flowers of a Budlea in our garden, and just missed etching it with my net. I think that it was most probably of the same species. </p><p>Carlisle House, GYRITHA C. SCOTT. </p><p>Monkstown, Co. Dublin. </p><p>A good specimen of the Convolvulus Hawk Moth was captured in the </p><p>yard of James Street Brewery j on 6t'h September, and is now in my pos session </p><p>Dublin. SEYMOUR C, H. HARRISON. </p><p>Three specimens of the Convolvulus Hawk Moth were brought to me </p><p>during last September, all taken in the northern outskirts of Dublin. Two, both males, were taken about the 14th of the month, and the third, a </p><p>female on the 19th. </p><p>National Museum, Dublin. EUGENE O'MAHONY. </p><p>On 16th September last a female specimen of the Convolvulus Hawk </p><p>Moth was captured on some pine trees in the garden here. </p><p>Dundrum, Co. Dublin. M. O'GRADY. </p><p>A fine specimen of the Convolvulus Hawk Moth was brought to me </p><p>alive by Miss E. Sullivan on 25th September. It was captured by her in </p><p>her garage when taking her car out in the evening. Another moth, equally </p><p>large, and she thinks the same species, flew almost into her face at the same </p><p>time, but escaped. The Grove, Rushbrooke, REGINALD SCULLY. </p><p>- Co. Cork. I . </p><p>[We have also received a report that " </p><p>quite a number " </p><p>of Convol </p><p>vulus Hawk Moths were seen about Mrs. Gubbin's house, at Kilfrush, Co. </p><p>Limerick, in mid September.?Ed.] </p><p>OUR LIBRARY TABLE. </p><p>The Formenkrtts Theory, by Dr. N. C. Otto Klelntchmidt; translated bv Rev. F. C. R. Jourdain, M.A., M.B.O.U., F.Z.S.; 192 pp.; illust.; 10/6 net"; London: H. F. &amp; G. Witherby. </p><p>This book professes to gave us clear ideas on the foundations of evolu tion and the study of races. It begins with an attack on </p><p>" the old theory </p><p>of evolution." But the attack is not impressive. The main object of the book is two-fold: first it aims at the discrediting of the ordinary idea of " </p><p>species," and goes on to give us a more natural group, the true species or Formeiikreis. Then, basing upon I his improved conception, it proceeds to lay down doctrines as to evolution. </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:08:51 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p>http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p><p>Article Contentsp. 156p. 157</p><p>Issue Table of ContentsThe Irish Naturalists' Journal, Vol. 3, No. 7 (Jan., 1931), pp. 137-160Editorial [p. 137-137]Phenological Report for 1930 [pp. 138-146]The Weather of 1930 in the North of Ireland [pp. 147-149]Bird-Life on the Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford, 1930 [pp. 150-151]Pocket-Lens Plant-Lore. I. The Beech [p. 152-152]Doves and Ping-Pong Ball [pp. 153-153]Display of Northern Lights [p. 153-153]Zoological NotesAmerican Pectoral Sandpiper in Donegal [p. 154-154]Black-Necked Grebe Breeding in Ireland [pp. 154-155]Conduct of a Cuckoo [p. 155-155]Records for Death's-Head Hawk Moth, 1930 [p. 156-156]Further Irish Records for Convolvulus Hawk Moth, 1930 [pp. 156-157]</p><p>Our Library TableReview: untitled [pp. 157-158]Review: untitled [p. 158-158]Review: untitled [pp. 158-159]Review: untitled [p. 159-159]</p><p>News of the Societies [pp. 159-160]CorrespondenceUlster Proverbs [p. 160-160]</p></li></ul>