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<ul><li><p>Waxwing in Co. TyroneAuthor(s): Nevin H. FosterSource: The Irish Naturalist, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Feb., 1914), p. 51Published by: Irish Naturalists' Journal Ltd.Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25524228 .Accessed: 11/06/2014 02:01</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 IrishNaturalist.</p><p>http://www.jstor.org </p><p>This content downloaded from on Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:01:19 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p>http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=injhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/25524228?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>19 H?. Notes. 51 </p><p>Waxwing in Co. Tyrone. </p><p>Mr. Henry Wilson sent me a Waxwing, Ampelis garrulus, shot on </p><p>Christmas Day (1^13) at Stuart Hall, Co. Tyrone. The bird, which </p><p>on dissection proved to be a male, weighed exactly 2 ounces. This is </p><p>the first recorded instance of this species having been observed in Co. </p><p>Tyrone. </p><p>Hillsborough, Co. Down. Nevin H. Foster. </p><p>REVIEWS. INSECT TRANSFORMATIONS. </p><p>The Life-story of Insects, By Geo. H. Carpenter. Pp. 134, with </p><p>illustrations. Cambridge : University Press, 1910. Price is. net. </p><p>This little book is one of the most recent of the excellent series of </p><p>popular Cambridge Manuals of which no fewer than eighty volumes have </p><p>already appeared. Professor Carpenter must have had a most difficult </p><p>task in compressing the essential points of so vast a subject within the </p><p>limits of a book of this size. It is evident that his practical experience of the problems of insect life has not failed him in the successful accomp lishment of the task. In nine clearly written chapters, the author reviews </p><p>the life-histories of the various orders of insects, with special reference </p><p>to their wonderful transformations. In the chapter " </p><p>From Water to </p><p>Air," there is an excellent and well-illustrated account of the changes in </p><p>the life of a typical dragon-fly, and the chapters dealing with larvae and </p><p>pupae of metabolic insects are also of great interest. </p><p>The weird question as to whether we should regard the larval stage in </p><p>the higher insect groups as an indication of the worm-like nature of their </p><p>ancestors, or as an evidence of divergent evolution, is treated at some length The author believes, with the majority of students, that </p><p>" whatever differ </p><p>ences of opinion may prevail on points of detail, the general explanation of insect metamorphosis as the result of divergent evolution in the two </p><p>active stages of the life-story must assuredly be accepted." In connection with the development of the insect wing, we should </p><p>prefer the use of the word " </p><p>ingrowth " </p><p>to " </p><p>inpushing " </p><p>where invagi nation is understood. Another small point is that the use of English names for the various leg-segments is scarcely an improvement on the </p><p>generally accepted Latin terms. We have failed to find a single misprint in the book, which is printed in the clear type of the series, and is excellently illustrated. Some of these drawings originally appeared in Professor </p><p>Carpenter's useful economic reports on Irish insect pests. </p><p>J. N. H, </p><p>This content downloaded from on Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:01:19 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p>http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p><p>Article Contentsp. 51</p><p>Issue Table of ContentsThe Irish Naturalist, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Feb., 1914), pp. 29-52John Templeton's Notes on Irish Land and Fresh-Water Mollusca [pp. 29-35]On References by W. E. Leach to Irish Land and Fresh Water Shells [pp. 35-36]Helicigona Lapicida in Ireland [pp. 37-38]Coleoptera at Killarney [pp. 38-40]The Natural History of Planarians [pp. 41-47]Irish Societies [pp. 47-49]NotesLeptoglossum robustum, an American fungus New to Europe [pp. 49-50]Spilocryptus fumipennis in Co. Donegal [p. 50-50]Catoptria aspidiscana Hb., at Ardrahan, Co. Galway [p. 50-50]Wanderings of a Black-Headed Gull [p. 50-50]Waxwing in Co. Tyrone [p. 51-51]</p><p>ReviewsReview: Insect Transformations [p. 51-51]Review: A History of Shellfish [p. 52-52]</p></li></ul>