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PREFACE. THE present catalogue was originally contemplateci early in 1896 for the somewhat egotistical purpose of assisting my personal researches into the Entomology of Suffolk, and the majority of the remaining Orders have been similarly, though less fully, treated. Thanks, however, to the great assistance rendered by friends and correspondents, not only resident in the county, but also by those who have occasionally collected here, or received insects henee, the list of Coleรณptera has augmented so rapidly, that it is now of sufficient extent to form a fair basis upon which to locally study these interesting insects. No one, nevertheless, can be more fully aware of its incompleteness than myself ; there are a great many species not yet enrolled, which are very nearly certain, from their geographical distribution and known attachment to our geological formations, to occur with us. With this consciousness heavy upon me, I have taken the opportunity of pointing out a few of those kinds which may, with more or less confidence, be expected to be found in Suffolk if looked for at the proper season and in their peculiar habitats. If proof of the, I might almost say, embryonic state of the list were desired, it might be found in the fact that, during the present month, in a bag of bracken refuse from the Bentley Woods, which, with Holbrook Park and Dodnash Woods, once covered an extensive tract of country to the south-west of Ipswich, I discovered Oxypoda pallidula, Habrocerus capillaricornis, Neuraphes Sparshalli, Lathridius e/ongatus and Acalles ptinoides, which had not previously been noticed in Suffolk. It is obviously difficult to say that a catalogue of this nature is ever perfect, and I trust that the present list will be looked upon as little more than the precursor and facilitator of a fuller and more complete one of some future date ; or, at least, that we may periodically augment it in supplementary form. Appendsd is a list of tha principal works and notices consulted in


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reference to the Coleoptera of Suffolk, but the majority of the authors of the later articles there cited have been so good as to further furnish me with many important MS. notes and lists. I am much indebted to Miss R. A. Edmonds, Miss A. M. Allen, and to the following gentlemen, who have very greatly helped to swell the number of species included :—Canon Crutwell, Rev. A. Foster-Melliar, Messrs. E. A. Butler, B.A., B. sc., F.E.S., E. G. Elliman, W. Harwood, Albert Piffard» Edward Ransom, H. J. Thouless, G. H . Verrall, F.E.S., E. A. W a t e r house, etc., etc. Many interesting records were obtained from Mr. William H . Baker's collection, which was formed principally by his father during the first half of the present century in the neighbourhood of Battisford, one of the most ancient-timbered districts in the county. It contains many of the scarcer wood feeders, which appear fast becoming extinct with us. This collection was often visited by Kirby and Henslow, and many of its specimens were brought into requisition by the late Rev. H. H . Crewe and Mr. C. R. Bree in their incomplete list of the Lepidoptera of Suffolk in The Naturalist for the years 1857-59. I am indebted to my good friend, Rev. E. N. Bloomfield, M.A., F.E.S., for his wide knowledge and care in referring me to periodicals containing Suffolk notes, and for, in many cases, sending me whole passages from unlooked-for sources. Mr. E. C. Bedwell is to be congratulated upon his zeal as a collector, and the extreme rarity of many of the species met with by him in the Lowestoft District during the last two years. T o Mrs. Garneys (née Miss C. Freeman) my best thanks are tendered for her courtesy in permitting me to take notes from the very fine collection of the late Mr. W. Garneys, who for many years resided at Bungay, and Mrs. Garneys herself sent several parcels of Coleoptera to Mr. Rye and other leading entomologists from Suffolk, " which seems especially to abound in Halticidte," as the former very truly says after examining one of her boxes. 1 T h e especial district of Bury St. Edmunds, set forth by Mr. W. H. Tuck, M.A., in the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society's " Transactions," 2 has now been very thoroughly worked, and he occasionally makes excursions further afield. In this way his records may often be said to embrace Mid-West Suffolk, but those of all kinds of unlikely species from the nests of wasps and bees are what will primarily catch the eye of the coleopterist, for I am not aware that so full a list has ever before been published of the habitués of this particular and, I think, novel pabulum. i V. Ent. Ann. 1865, p. 40.

j Vol. vi. part 1.


L I T E R A T U R E

R E L A T I N G

T O

S U F F O L K

C O L E O P T E R A .

COMPLETE WORKS. THOMAS MARSHAM, F.I..S., etc.—Entomología Britannica—Coleóptera. 1802. WILLIAM KIRBY, M.A., F.R.S , F.L.S., etc.— Monographia Apum Anglúe. Ipswich. 1802. and WILLIAM SPENCE, F.R S., etc.—An Introduction to Entomology. London. 1822-26. HENRY DENNY.—Monographia Pselaphidarum et Scydmxnidarum Britannite. 1825. C. and J. PAGET.—A sketch of the Natural History of Great Yarmouth and its neigh-> bourhood. 1834. J . F. STEPHENS, F.L.S., etc.—Illustrations of British Entomology. Part Mandibulata. Vols. i.-v. 1827-35. (Abbreviated : Ste. Illus.). A Manual of British Coleoptera or Beetles. 1839. (Abbreviated: Ste. Man ). JOHN CURTÍS, F L.S., etc.—British Entomology. 1823-40. Vols. i. and ii. Farm Insects. 1860. JOHN FREEMAN, M A . — L i f e of t h e R e v . W i l l i a m

Kirby,

M.A.,

F.R.S.,

F.L.S.,

Rector of Barham. London. 1852. J. F. DAWSON, LL.B.—Geodephaga Britannica. 1854. J AMFS DUNCAN.—Beetles, British and Foreign, n.d. W. W. FOWLER, M.A.. F.L.S., F.E.S.—The Coleoptera of the British Islands. 1887-91. (Abbreviated : F. Col.).

etc.,

5 vols.

ARTICLES. CHARLES G. BARRETT, F.E.S.—Note on the earlier stages of Hypera polygoni. E.M.M. viii. p. 205. C. R. BREE.—See Garneys' paper in Naturalist. 1858. ERNEST BAYLIS.—An Entomological autumn in Suflolk. Nat. Jour. iv. p. 90. Coleoptera at Ipswich in 1895. Id. v. p. 3. E. C. BEDWELL. —Myrtnedonia collarts at Lowestoft. Nat. Jour. vii. p. 71. ARTHUR COTTAM, F.R.A.S.—Sitones ononidis. E.M.M. xvii. p. 163. G. C. CHAMPION, F.Z S., F.E.S.—Quedii in the nests of Bombus and Vespa. E . M . M . xxxii. p. 50. J. LEEDS Fox.—See Garneys. FRED. FOX.—Scytnnus pulchellus in Suffolk. E.M.M. xxxi. p. 75. Ditto. Nat. Jour. iii. p. 20 ; iv. pp. 53 and 165. W. GARNEYS.—Stilicus fragilis. Ent. Wk. Int. vi. 1859. and J. LEEDS FOX.—A List of the Rarer Species of Coleoptera. which occur, or have been taken in the neighbourhood of Harleston, Norfolk, and in the neighbourhood of Bungay. The Naturalist. 1858. J. S. HENSLOW, M.A., F.G.S., F.L.S., F.C.P.S.—Parasitic Larvae observed in the Nests of Hornets, Wasps and Humble Bees. Zool. 1849, p. 2584. WILLIAM KIRBY, M.A., F.R.S., F.L.S., etc.—The Genus Apion of Herbst's " N a t u r System " considered, its characters laid down, and many of the species described. Tr. Linn. Soc. ix. pp. 1-50. A Century of Insects. Id. xii. p. 447. FRANK NORGATE.—Coleoptera in Suflolk. Ent. Ree. viii. p. 312. J . A. POWER, M.D., F.R.G.S.—Revision of the Genus Necropkorus. Ent. 1865, p. 198. Re-discovered, or new British Coleoptera. Id. 1866, p. 79. E. C. RYE.—Descriptions of the British species of Stenus. E.M.M. i. In five parts. EDWARD SAUNDERS, F.L.S., F . E . S . — C o l e o p t e r a n e a r L o w e s t o f t .

E . M . M . i. p . 7 5 .

RICHARD TYRER.—Coleoptera at Eye. Ent. Wk. Int. Vol. vi. et seq. Six papers. BROCKTON TOMLIN, B.A., F.E.S.—Chrysomela gloriosa, var. superba, at Southwold. Ent. Ree. x. p. 104. W. H. TUCK, M.A.—Inquiline and other inhabitants in nests of Aculeate Hymenoptera. E . M . M . xxxii. p. 153 ; xxxiii. pp. 58 and 234. J. J. WALKER, R.N., F.L.S., F.E.S.—Notes on Coleoptera at Brandon, Suflolk. E . M . M . xxii. p. 86. A. II. WRATISI.AW, M.A.—Reminiscences of Entomology in Suffolk. E . M . M . 1880, p. 124. J . W A L T O N . — V. A n . a n d M a g . 1844, p. 34. ENTOMOLOGIST'S A N N U A L ( I 8 5 9 , p . 1 4 0 ; 1 8 6 0 , p

96;

1863, p

113;

1 8 6 5 , p.

40;

1866, p. 51 ; 1868, p. 57) also contains occasional notes on Suffolk Coleóptera.

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AN. and MAO.—The Annais and Magazine of Naturai History. London. 1841 et seq. ENT.—The Entomologist. London. 1864 et seq. ENT. REC.—The Entomologist's Record, etc. London. 1890 et seq. E.M.M.—Entomologist's Monthly Magazine. London. 1864 et seq. F.NT. AN. —Entomologist's Annual. London. 1856 et seq. ENT. WK. INT. —Entomologist's Weekly Intelligencer. 1856-61. NAT. JOUR.—The Naturalisti Journal. London. 1892 et seq. I'ROC. ENT. SOC. —Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London. 1834 et seq. TR. LINN. SOC •—Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. 1791 et seq. ZOOL.—The Zoologist. London. 1843 ' ' s e ì -

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T h e Coleopterists of Suffolk are now-a-days almost a vanishing quantity. To-day I can name but three others within its borders, Mr. Tuck of Bury, Mr. Ransom of Sudbury, and Mr. Bedwell of Lowestoft. Scarcely, however, could our quartet be more happily located, representing, as they may be considered to do, the midland, southern and north-eastern portions, while I have done what I have been enabled in the south-eastern and other parts of the county. This was not so, however, in the earlier days of the science of Entomology, or rather that division of it which deals with the beetles ; for there is no earlier work exclusively devoted to the subject in Britain than Marsham's, which appeared in 1802, and it is in this very first attempt at a classification of our indigenous species that we find many Suffolk records. In fact it would, 1 think, be correct to say that the present list is a summary of the work of just one hundred years, since the first record in Suffolk (I had almost said in Britain) is that of Scarabœus vernalis at Woodbridge, in 1795. It was probably, though we do not find it so stated, one of Kirby's captures. Certain it is that he was collecting Coleoptera at that time. There is scarcely a writer upon Entomology during the first half of this century but quotes him as the highest authority upon his subject in Britain, and in those days we had little correspondence with the continent : P'abricius, Germar, Major Gyllenhal and Professor Afzelius being the only foreign friends of whom I find Kirby makes mention. It is to Kirby also that we owe nearly all the extremely numerous Suffolk records in Stephens' works, and it is much to be regretted that he did not, as it appears probable he had intended, publish a " Monograph of the British Staphylinidse," which, based as it was upon Gravenhorst's " Insecta Microptera Brunsvicensia," at that time the most complete work upon the Brachelytra, would probably have taken monumental position side by side with his " Monographia Apum Angliae." In conjunction with Mr. Spence he also contemplated a " British Entomology," of which their " Introduction " was but the forerunner. As he himself states, however, he was " fitted by nature for a contemplative rather than an active life," with the result that the world lost as fine a work, probably, upon general Entomology as has ever seen the light. Kirby's residence, " parva sed apta " as he describes it, is now demolished and his fine garden located simply by an


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old Cedar of Lebanon standing in a meadow. Eighty years ago, however, it appears to have been perpetually open to naturalists, and we find Stephens, Curtis, Denny, Hooker, Spence, and many more availing themselves of his hospitality to collect in Suffolk, when very few of the English counties had been worked at all, and the remainder of Britain practically untouched. T h e author of the learned Bridgewater Treatise 1 was born at Witnesham, in Suffolk, on 19th September, 1759; he took his B.A. degree in 1774, was ordained in June, 1782, and was immediately appointed to the curacy of Barham, three miles from his father's house, where he resided till the time of his death, a period of sixty-eight years, being presented with the living upon the death of his rector in 1796. In 1784 he married Sarah Ripper, at Debenham, in Suffolk, and subsequently, in 1816, Charlotte Rodwell, of Hull, through whose family he first gained an acquaintance with Spence. Kirby, who was already a great botanist, 2 commenced Entomology, through the instrumentality of Coccinella 22-punctata, about 1785, and found a congenial friend in Nicholas Gwyn, M.D., who died at Ipswich in 1798. T h e latter was himself well versed in insects, and would appear to have first exhibited their marvellous economy to Kirby, who, later, dedicated to him a bee in his " Monographia," which still bears his name. 3 T h e Rev. Revett Sheppard, when holding the curacy of Nacton (1804-7), w a s a pupil of Kirby, and a diligent collector, as may be surmised by the number of species he added to the British list. Another good coleopterist of the old school was the Rev. Peter Lathbury, I.L.B., F.L.S., Rector of Livermere, with whom Kirby went to stay about the middle of June, 181 o. H e was a good all-round naturalist, and spent much time in the field ; very little of his work, however, has come down to our knowledge. H e died in August, 1820, in his sixtieth year. 4 The venerable VV. Kirby died in 1850, in his ninetieth year, and lies buried in the chancel of Barham Church, in which Lady Middleton shortly afterwards dedicated a window to his memory. It is very pleasant to collect and ponder where these fathers of the science in Britain took their types of species, and I have often felt, with Fred. Smith, " that the very ground I was hunting over had been previously visited by Kirby, and this conviction, I need scarcely add, not only rendered the spot doubly interesting, but imparted an additional pleasure to my successful investigations." 5 But Mr. Smith is speaking of Lowestoft, where I am not aware that Kirby collected more than once, whereas I am constantly treading ground trodden by the great master, and, perhaps, beating the same trees and sweeping the same ditches from which he took his treasures just a hundred years ago. Since 1850 the county has been as entirely neglected as any in England. Mr. Garneys collected in the neighbourhood of Bungay, Beddingfield, Debenham and Aldeburgh, and published an incomplete 1 " On the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God as manifested in the Creation of Animals and in their History. Habits, and Instincts." 2 vols. London. 1835. 2 H e refused the Professorship of Botany at Cambridge about 1815. 3 Melitta (Andrena, Fab.) Gwynana—"Memoriae botanici periti, turn et naturae scrutatoris indefessi, mihi et omnibus Historia; Naturalis cultoribus semper amicissum se prabentis, Nicolai Gwyn, M.D., Gippovicensis, hoc insectum dicatum volo." 4 T h e Rev. H. James, M.A., the present incumbent, informs me that the parish possesses no particular features, excepting the Mere, which is the largest sheet of water in Western Suffolk, covering about seventy-five acres ; the soil is sandy, underlaid by gravel and chalk. 5 E n t . Ann. 1859, p. 117.


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list of his better captures in 1858, though he continued to work, but not in Suffolk, until the time of his death in 1881. Mr. Richard Tyrer came to reside at Eye, in April, 1859, and recorded a great number of species from that locality during the two following years. Professor Henslow held the living of Hitcham for a goodly number of years, but, though he was a great naturalist and a first-rate botanist, I am not aware he paid much attention to Entomology, except in isolated instances, such as the Wheat Midge, the Locust, Wasps and Goat Moths, and his papers, for the most part printed in The Zoologist, run from 1841 to 1857. T h e Rev. A. H . Wratislaw was, for a long time, head of Bury School, and collected spasmodically in that neighbourhood about 1860-75, but a t death, his second wife, I believe, disposed of his collections. With the exception of those mentioned, and an occasional visitor at one or other of the summer resorts, no attention whatever has been paid to our beetles, which is the more curious, since, in the Entomologist's Annual List of Students of Insects, no less than nineteen names were included from Suffolk as long ago as 1860.

SKETCH OF T H E

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GEOLOGY. T h e earliest superficial formation found in Suffolk is the Cretaceous. T h e upper and lower portions of the later chalk beds are to be seen in a number of localities, and may be noticed without a break from Bury St. Edmunds to Ipswich, extending both north and south. At least part, if not the whole, of the bed of the Orwell is composed of chalk, overlaid by much more recent post-glacial deposits; but I have found no "cretacophilous " insects hereabouts. Towards the south, however, it is more often hidden by the overlying Eocene strata, which find here their most northern range. T h e chalk is in many places directly overlaid by the Tertiary, Woolwich and Reading beds, which sometimes show through the London Clay. This latter has a wide distribution in Suffolk, especially in the southern parts, where it extends from Sudbury to Ipswich, and it is also said to constitute the substratum of the mouths of the Aide, Deben, Orwell and Stour, with the result that its impermeable nature obstructs the moisture, and so gives rise to much of the, often brackish, marsh lands, dear to the heart alike of naturalist and sportsman —would that I could include them under one head ! It is this formation, in its lower beds, that is so extensively worked for brick-making, and many a good thing is to be found in these ancient clay and sand-pits. At the junction of the London Clay with the Crag Beds, notably at the base of the Felixstowe Cliffs, and in the neighbourhood of the Bixley Decoy, springs and streams are very generally to be met with, on account of the impervious composition of the former, and it is in such situations, beneath the attendant plants, Rumkes, etc., that many beetles have occurred not noticed elsewhere. T h e only rocks along our coast line are scarcely worthy of the name, being nothing but masses of London Clay lying invariably far below high-water mark, and consequently of not the least use as a shelter to the juxta-marine species.


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T h e Coralline, Red and Norwich Crags, the latter of little importance; since it occurs in but two spots, may be grouped together for our convenience, and viewed as composing an extremely light formation, consisting entirely of comminuted fragments of marine shells, sometimes, as in the neighbourhood of Foxhall and Tattingstone, of considerable extent, and exercising a noticeable effect upon the supersoil, which, in every case, more resembles that of coast dunes than inland pastures, owing to the free percolation of moisture through this organic deposit. T h e crag pits, excavated in many places, more particularly between the Deben and the Orwell, for the working of the phosphatic nodules popularly known as '"coprolites," are good collecting grounds, and, even where no working has taken place, this peculiar formation often so closely approaches the surface as to render the ground too light and sandy to be of any value for agricultural purposes, and conversely prolific in thoïse Coleoptera, and their name is legion, which love loose lands. It was here that I was so fortunate as to discover a species new to Britain last year. 1 T h e Glacial period, which followed the Crag formation, affects the Entomology of Suffolk only in so far that, during it, many of the deposits were disturbed, and brought to the surface, thus somewhat modifying its general outline, since the foreign matter imported from the northern counties in the glaciers and moraines has no bearing upon the subject. I am not aware that fossil insects have ever been discovered in Suffolk, though Curtis identified species of Harpalus, Copris, Elater and Donacia, found in the Boulder Clay of the Norfolk Cliffs, near Mundsley, 2 and, since Wollaston has also determined many Chrysome/idœ, Cassididœ, Tenebrionidœ and Curculionidœ, from the brick earths of the same period, 3 near Colchester, it is hardly probable that remains are not to be found in Suffolk. I do not, however, remember my friend, the late Dr. J. E. Taylor, F.G.S., who worked the Paleontology of Suffolk somewhat thoroughly, ever mentioned that he had found any. But it is the postglacial and historical beds which affect us most practically, since they form the physical features of our time, governing, to a great extent, the range of the flora, and consequently of the fauna, of any given district. PHYSICAL

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The soil is of very diverse nature. T h e light lands comprise the coast and other sandy places along the eastern seaboard, together with the poor land of the north-west, which is closely underlaid by the chalk. T h e heavy lands, of which the centre consists, occupy more than half the county, and may be roughly circumscribed by a line drawn from Long Melford through Hadleigh, Needham Market, Grundisburgh and Pessenhall to Beccles ; following the Waveney and Little Ouse to Hopton, it branches off to Ixworth, Tostock and Haughly, whence a bee line to the border through Ickworth finishes its range, except where it is bounded by the adjoining counties. The light lands lie almost exclusively along the coast south of Southwold, and to the south and east of the fen lands in the extreme north-west. T h e mixed soils are to be found between the latter and the heavy lands, with large tracts to the south-east, north-east t V. E.M.M., 1898, p. 84.

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and about Bury St. Edmunds. Since the soil, regulated to a great extent by the underlying strata, is so distinct—and the above lines must be considered by no means hard and fast—in different parts of the county, many plants which, like beetles, have their peculiar attachments, will be found on their favourite soils only. Our long seaboard provides localities for many kinds of maritime plants, most of which are beloved of Coleoptera, such as Cakile maritima, Sagina maritima, Atriplex portulacoid.es, Artemisia maritima, Cochlearia, etc. Part of the coast consists of clay, sand and crag cliffs ; at the base of the first Statice limonium is often to be found, but though I have searched in many places, I have nowhere been able to detect the Apion ; other parts consist of blown sand, upon which Glancium flavum, so attractive to Psilothrix nobilis, loves to bloom. " And the surges tear the pied shingle With a musical shudder and boom, By the waste where the grey sea-holly And poppy hnd a home." 1

Upon the Flora of the Breck I have touched elsewhere, but Si le ne otites, Artemisia campestris and Astragalus hypoglottis are also peculiar plants, and might be advantageously searched for peculiar insects. On the heavy lands, and especially in woods, Hypericum hirsutum, Teucrium scorodonia and Euphorbia amygdaloides are very frequent with their attendant tenants. On the chalk, Carlina vulgaris, Clematis vitalba, Echium vulgare and the iReseda are very common and prolific. T h e marshy grounds are rich in the water-lilies and reeds upon which numbers of Phytophaga may always be observed, and in the great white Umbellifera so attractive to many species in the warm hush of a summer's afternoon. Our heaths are covered with Calluna and Erica, Ulex and Spartium, and the Leguminosa, so carefully studied by Kirby in his " Genus Apion," are very fully represented on all sides. An account of the plants, to which I cannot pretend to do justice here, may with advantage be sought in Henslow and Skepper's " Flora of Suffolk," and in l)r. Hind's and other more recent works upon the subject, which is, however, I believe, by no means, at present, fully investigated. T h e draining of the fens about Tuddenham St. Mary, Mildenhall, and to the west of Lakenheath, doubtless robbed us of many marsh Coleoptera, but those tracts have never been adequately worked, and it is thence that I am still hoping to enrich the future catalogue. These fens are now cultivated, and by dint of much claying, burning, paring and draining, have been converted into cattle pastures. T h e surface from one foot to six consists of the common peat of bogs, with a substratum of white clay or marl. They form part of the great Bedford Level, and were not satisfactorily reclaimed till about 1782. There is also much low-lying land along the south side of the Waveney for a considerable distance, producing several kinds which are not recorded from elsewhere. T h e valley of the Aide is uniformly swampy, as are also many places at the mouths and along the estuaries of our larger rivers. T h e Broads in the north-east, though not, of course, to be compared with those of Norfolk, are undoubtedly to be worked with a great degree of success. There is i V. Miss Seymour's very pretty verses upon " Southwold," in the East A ttglian Daily on 12th October, 1897.

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one necromantic tract of ground in Suffolk which, I believe, has not its geological counterpart in Britain ; I refer to the Breck district about Brandon. As Kirby says : " The country here affords few or no objects to relieve the mind from the tedium which its bleakness and sterility produce in it. Il may be denominated an océan of sand, producing little besides nettles and brakes, with here and there an islet of firs."1 T h e only modifications that have taken place during the last century are the enclosing and preserving of the land for shooting purposes, and the conséquent augmenting of the pine plantations. T o ali but a naturalist the view is desolate in the extreme, but he knows that here are to be found plants, birds and insects, which occur nowhere else, at ali events inland, in Britain. Here grow Tillœa muscosa, Rumex maritimus, Carex arenaria and many more plants usually found only on the coast. Here alone the Ringed Piover (Aegalitis hiaticula) elects to breed inland, and it is usually noted about Thetford and Brandon in the early summer months, as was also the Great Bustard (Otis tarda), " once the glory of Norfolk and Suffolk," but now extinct for some fifty years past, though it found a last home among the waste lands of the Breck 2 Here also are to be met with many Lepidoptera, such as Agrophila sulphuralis, Acidalia rubricata, Lithostege griseata, Spilodes sticlicalis, Tinea imella and others which are hardly known to occur elsewhere in the kingdom. 3 This is another spot coleopterists have insufficiently worked, though those who have visited it have returned well satisfied. Mr. Walker and Mr. Norgate have found good things there, while Mr. Elliott and I have turned up species for the first time inland in Britain.'1 It is curious to note that so many coast insects, not coleopterous alone, should occur about Foxhall, and probably in other places between the Orwell and the Aide, on soil rendered suitable by pre-glacial deposits formed at a time when these parts of Suffolk constituted a sea-bottom, and also between Thetford and Lakenheath, which is post-glacial, and contemporaneous with the first traces of man, consisting as it does of chalk overlaid by many plateaux of recent valley gravels. VVhy so much maritime flora and fauna should occur here is owing to the salinity in the sand, but whether this at one time formed the bed of a tidal river, or is derived from the soda entering into the drift-sand of the felspar, I do not know. 8 Suffolk forms part of the great Eastern Plain, possesses no mountains nor moors, and in no place exceeds 500 feet above sea level ; in fact, I should cali this an extreme limit, since I am not conscious of having collected at a greater altitude than 200 feet. Until the beginning of the present century, Suffolk was essentially a grazing county, but the war scare and conséquent high price of wheat at that time, tempted the farmers to plough their pastures, and with them went much of the timber ; for trees, useful for sheltering cattle, are but a hindrance to the plough in arable land ; nevertheless, they may sometimes be seen, notably about Long Melford, stili standing in fields adjoining parks, of which such cultivated areas obviously at one time formed part. In this way trees are fast 1 V. F r e e m a n ' s " Life," p. 107. 2 V. Babington's " Birds of Suffolk," pp. i n and 121. 3 V. Bloomfield's " Lepidoptera of Sufiolk," p. 2, et sta. 4 V. E.M.M., Jan., 18975 Neither do I know tne latest geological opinion upon this subiect, but it is certainly interesting to consult B a r r e » in " Notes on the Lepidoptera of B r a n d o n " (E.M.M. vii. p. 197); Babington's " Birds of Suffolk," p. 259 ; W h i t e ' s " Suffolk," 1885, p. 82, etc.


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disappearing, and nearly ali those generally met with arfe of comparaticela m o d e m growth. There are, however, stili some old woods about Needham, and patches of ancient forest at Fakenham and Staverton, but they are few and far between, which will, of course, account for the paucity in the catalogue of such xylophagous series as the Elateridœ, Longicornia, etc. T h e present work embraces those vice-county divisions of the British Isles numbered 25 and 26 in Mr. Somerville's recent Biological Section Sheet, belonging to the Ouse province. T h e two divisions of East and West Suffolk are separated by the Meridian of i° east longitude, which is very nearly the same as the Parliamentary Divisions. T h e total area of the county is 56 miles east to west, 32 north to south, and comprises 944,000 acres, of which 780,000 are under cultivation.


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INTRODUCTION. • M A N Y of the older records of Homalottz in the following list must be accepted cum grano sa/is, since Dr. Sharp in his monograph on the genus (Trans. Ent. Soc., 1869) omitted to consult Kirby's MSS. and collection for corroboration of that author's species, misinterpreted by Stephens, and at this date it is useless to do so. Consequently much of his most careful and laborious work must be committed to that limbo of forgetfulness Stephens is so good at creating. I have expended much time in synonymizing the latter's records, not alone in this genus, and am, I think, sure of the remainder quoted, but many have been omitted, since there was little or no evidence to identify his names with those now in general use; or, again, some of his species have been sub-divided into two or three, upon overlooked characters, and it is, of course, impossible to say to which of these his description belongs. Waterhouse's " C a t a l o g u e " has been of great assistance in this matter, but even here one's ground is not quite firm, because his synonyms are as a rule founded upon the first insect in the Stephensian series, and may not apply to those taken in Suffolk at all. Altogether, I have been unable to discover any satisfactory synonyms for nearly fifty of those species recorded hence by the older authors. One or two of the most interesting and noteworthy of these have been inserted in footnotes in their approximate places. There remain a great number of these older records which have not been re-discovered in recent years, but we, no doubt, have not happened upon the correct spot, or, through the march of civilization (and, in this case, the term indicates agriculture), they may have become extinct. That many more of them, however, will re-appear may be surmised from the records of those already discovered. Scymnus pulchellus, which there is no evidence to show that Kirby did not take at Coddenham, a parish adjoining his own of Barham, is, perhaps, the best instance in point. It is very much to be regretted that the majority of Kirby's captures are lost to us, except where they have been imperfectly handed down through Stephens' works. I have seen Kirby's collection in the British Muse.um, and there are no locality labels attached to the insects, nor do any localities appear in his descriptions, which assisted so materially in our earlier works upon this Order of Insects. A word as to the extent of the various Districts which often recur in reference to the commoner species may not be out of place. T h e neighbourhood of Ipswich has been somewhat thoroughly worked during the last five years by myself and others, but is, as has already been shown, by no means exhausted ; and many species have been recorded thence only, not because they do not occur, but because they have not been observed


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elsewhere. T h e " District " embraces approximately a circular area having a radius of five miles from the centre of the town. T h e Sudbury District is more scattered, and reaches to Nayland, Lavenham and Stanstead, though, I believe, most of Mr. Ransom's captures were effected not far from the town. That of Brandon is somewhat restricted, stretching from near Burnt Fen Station through Lakenheath and Elvedon to Bamham and Thetford. T h e whole north-east corner of Suffolk is included in the Lowestoft District, which also comprises Barnby, Mutford, Henstead and Kessingland. Mr. Tuck's researches about Bury have been principally confined to Tostock, with occasional excursions to neighbouring, and particularly westward, parishĂŠs. ' . I From what we are told by Mr. Tyrer, I conclude that his captures were, in almost every instance, made in the immediate vicinity of Eye. Great care has been exercised in ascertaining, in such records as those from Sudbury, Bungay, Brandon and Newmarket, that the specimens mentioned were captured within the Suffolk boundary, but it is extremely difficult to be quite positive in all instances. I believe those examples taken about Brandon by Mr. Norgate, about Bungay by Mr. Garneys and Dr. Power, are all from south of the border, and in every other case, such as Paget's Yarmouth records, Mr. Harwood's from Manningtree, and Mr. Ransom's from Sudbury, there remains no doubt upon the subject. T h e nomenclature employed is that of the latest " Catalogue of British Coleoptera," by Sharp and Fowler (with a few unimportant exceptions), which differs in no considerable particular from the latter's work, the latest published upon our indigenous beetles. Many, very many, of my own and my friends' more critical captures have undergone the ordeal of Mr. Emanuel A. Newbery's searching eye, and in a work like the present to correctly specify the insects is as essential as is their capture ; hence I cannot omit the name of the friend who, perhaps above all others, initiated me into the mysteries of their identification. My best thanks to my fidus Achates, Mr. Ernest A. Elliott, F.i. INST., etc., I will but mention. My obligations to him in this and in all matters scientific are too numerous and deep for mere wording. Where no authority is given, the record is in all cases my own. CLAUDE IPSWICH, December Jist,

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COLEOPTERA OF SUFFOLK. GEODEPHAGA. CICINDELA.1 1. C a m p e s t r i s , L. Lound and Belton, not uncommon (Pag;et).— Gunton Cliffs, Lowestoft (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods, Foxhall Heath and Felixstowe Cliffs, not uncommon. Sometimes found in February. 2. S y l v a t i c a , L. Capta in ericeto dicto Martlesham Heath, juxta Woodbridge, in Suffociâ, Septembre ineunto, 1797. D. Kirby (Marsham).—The Rev. W. Kirby first took it in Suffolk, upon Martlesham Heath (Curtis).—It also abounds near Aldburgh, in Suffolk, as I am informed by my friend, the Rev. F. W. Hope, F.L.S. (Ste. Illus.). 3. H y b r i d a , L. On the extensive sandy shores of Suffolk . . . . it is found abundantly during the months of May and June (Ste. Illus ). CYCHRUS. i. R o s t r a t u s , L. Belton and Burgh, in stumps, rare (Paget).—Two taken near Battisford (in coll. Baker).—Ipswich, August, 1896 (Baylis).—Rare in the Ipswich District [v. Ent. Ree. vii., p. 153]. CARABUS. 1. C a t e n u l a t u s , Mull. Bentley Wood?, common, on sugar, etc. 2. N e m o r a l i s , Milli. Eye District (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).— Sudbury (Elliott).—Ipswich (Edmonds).—Uncommon. Shotlëy, etc. 3. V i o l a c e u s , L. Bury District (Tuck).—On sugar, etc. Ipswich, Sudbury, etc. 4. C l a t h r a t u s , L. J u n e ; Belton Bog and Burgh Marshes, very rare (Paget).—Once, close to Bungay, by Mr. Garneys, Senr. (Garneys). 5. G r a n u l a t u s , L. Tattingstone and banks of the Stour (Harwood).— Bury District (Tuck).—Near Sudbury (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Not uncommon in marshy places, on sugar, and under bark, about Ipswich and Woodbridge. i C. marítima, Dej., may be expected to occur on coast sands, since it is recorded from Calstcr, and in countless multitudes, by Dawson, at Burnham Market, Norfolk.


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6. M o n i l i s , F. Eye District (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich, uncommon. 7. A r v e n s i s , F. Bury District, very rare, in 1894 or 1895 (Tuck). 8. A u r a t u s , L. I have an example, which was captured near Lowestoft (Dawson). CALOSOMA. 1. S y c o p h a n t a , L. T h e first recorded specimen was taken several yeats since by Crabbe, the poet, at Aldeburgh, on the Suffolk coast. .It was subsequently found near Southwold (Ste. Illus., 1827).—Many specimens of this beautiful insect have occurred during the last few years on the coasts of Norfolk, Suffolk, etc . . . . some floating at sea, it is said (Id. Appendix, 1835).—Last year (1829) a considerable number were found along the coast of Suffolk, etc. Mr. Hewitson obtained some from Lowestoft ; it has also been met with at Aidborough and Southwold in Suffolk (Curtis).—One at Lowestoft, circa 1857 (Garneys).—Mr. Kirby mentions that one was taken at Aldburgh, in Suffolk, by Dr. Crabbe, the celebrated poet ; another by a young lady at Southwold, which is now in the cabinet of W. J. Hooker, Esq. 1 (Duncan).—Aldeborough, Southwold and Lowestoft (Dawson). 2. I n q u i s i t o r , L. Several, at Battisford (in coll. Baker). — Eentley Woods, rare, in May and June (Baylis and Eaton). NOTIOPHILUS. 1. B i g u t t a t u s , F Sudbury (Ransom).—Nayland (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District and Raydon Woods. 2. S u b s t r i a t u s , Wat. Bury District (Tuck).—Not found about Ipswich. 3. A q u a t i c u s , L. Brandon District; and not uncommon in Ipswich District, etc. 4. P a l u s t r i s , Duft. Bury District (Tuck). — Common in Ipswich District, etc. LEISTUS. 1. S p i n i b a r b i s , F Eye'District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).—Clare, in a sand-pit (Elliott). 2. F u l v i b a r b i s , Dej. Ipswich (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—One, on a fungus, at Brandon (Elliott).—Ipswich, Barren Heath, Bentley Woods and Shrubland Park. 3. F e r r u g i n e u s , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Lowestoft, August, 1891 (Butler).—Brandon (Elliott).—Somewhat common in Ipswich District, Claydon, etc. 4. R u f e s c e n s , F Moss, near Belton Bog, rare (Paget).—Coldenham, 1895 (Fox).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Occasionally in Bentley Woods. NEBRIA. i. L i v i d a , ^ At Dunwich, in 1857 (Garneys).—Two at Lowestoft, in 1859, by Brewer (in coll. Saunders). i T h i s is Joseph Hooker, of Norwich, w h o first took Pterostichus (11. Curtis).

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2. B r e v i c o l l i s , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). —Brandon and Ipswich Districts, abundant. BLETHISA. i. M u l t i p u n c t a t a , L. Belton Bog, etc., somewhat common (Paget).— In Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Specimens have been observed at Covehithe, Suffolk (Curtis).—Near Sudbury, Suffolk (Dawson). ELAPHRUS. 1. R i p a r i u s , L. Common, in damp marshy places in Suffolk (Dawson). —Tattingstone, singly, and several at Ipswich in June. 2. C u p r e u s , Dujt. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer). 3. U l i g i n o s u s , F. Clay pit, Belton, very rare (Paget). LORICERA. i. P i l i c o r n i s , F. Eye District, flying, 4-4-60 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).—Common in Ipswich District.

i. F o s s o r , L. and Ipswich.

CLIVINA.1 Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon

District, Westerfield

DYSCHIRIUS. 1. T h o r a c i c u s , Rossi. May, under the cliff, Covehithe, Suffolk (Curtis). —Common, at Southwold, in 1877 (Saunders).—Southwold, July, 1897. Somewhat common, on the cliffs at Corton, August, 1898. 2. I m p u n c t i p e n n i s , Daws. Found on the coasts of Suffolk (Ste. Man. and Illus. Appendix).—Gorleston Cliffs, common (Paget). — May, under the cliff, Covehithe, Suffolk (Curtis). 3. P o l i t u s , Dej. On the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts (Ste. Man.).— Suffolk (Curtis).—One at Lowestoft, under a stone, June, 1861 (Saunders).—This species has been taken rather plentifully at Lowestoft [Zool. p. 1671], and elsewhere on the Suffolk coast (Dawson). 4. ? N i t i d u s , Dej. (inermis, Curtis). Inermis, ? Curtis, coasts of Suffolk (Dawson, who appears doubtful of his identity). 5. S a l i n u s , Schaum. Southwold (Crutwell).—Felixstowe, etc. ; abundant, by brackish streams, in spring, running in the bright sunshine. 6. i E n e u s , Dej. On the coasts of Suffolk, etc. (Ste. Man.).—Probably occurs, with the preceding, at Felixstowe. 7. G l o b o s u s , Herbst. Oulton Broad, in marsh haystack (Bedwell).— Abundant, under damp moss at the base of willows, by the Gipping, near Ipswich. BROSCUS. i. C e p h a l o t e s , L. On the coasts of Suffolk, etc. (Ste. Illus.).— Gorleston Cliffs (Paget). — Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker). — Bury District (Tuck).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Foxhall (Elliott).— Brandon District. Somewhat common at Foxhall, Ipswich and Kessingland. By no means confined to the coast. 1 Collaris, Herbst, probably occurs on river banks, in spring, but I know of no records.

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P A N AG.® US. 1. C r u x - m a j o r , L. Several, in a flood, near Bungay (Garneys). 2. Q u a d r i p u s t u l a t u s , Sim.—Tattingstone (Harwood). BADISTER. 1. B i p u s t u l a t u s , F. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Somewhat common at Foxhall, Ipswich, etc. 2. S o d a l i s , Duft. Found, not rarely, in dead leaves, etc., in woods about Bedingfield, in April (in coll. Garneys).—Beccles (Crutwell). LICINUS. i . D e p r e s s u s , Payk. . . . A few specimens having been formerly captured in Norfolk and Suffolk. T h e Rev. F. W. Hope informs me that a specimen was taken at Aldeburgh, in 1824 (Ste. lllus.).— One on Thetford Warren and one on Lakenheath Station Road, September, 1856, rare [v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 9]. [2. C a s s i d e u s , F. A specimen is reported to have been found at Aldborough (Dawson). Not indigenous. An involuntary visitant? This may possibly have been cassideus, 111. = depressus, Payk.] CHL-flSNIUS.1 i. N i g r i c o r n i s , F. Belton Bog, rare (Paget).—A few, in the neighbourhood of Bungay, by Mr. Garneys and his nephew, found about 1880 (in coll. Garneys). [2. S u l c i c o l l i s , Payk. I am indebted to my brother for the female described, which is the only British specimen known ; he found it dead under the cliffs at Covehithe, Suffolk, where I have personally sought for it without success [previous to 1825] (Curtis).-—The only specimen of this insect which has been captured in England . . . . . T h e specimen in question was found (dead) at Covehithe, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Covehithe, Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—The claim of this rare species to admission into our indigenous fauna is very vague, resting upon a solitary example in the cabinet of J. Curtis, Esq. It was picked up (dead) on the coast near Covehithe, Suffolk, by that gentleman's brother (Dawson).—Not indigenous. An involuntary visitant ? ] OODES.2 i. H e l o p o i d e s , F. In floods, near Bungay, in 1860 (Garneys).—At base of willows by the Little Ouse, near Brandon (Elliott).—Near Sudbury (Harwood).—Oulton Broad, among rejectamenta (Bedwell). —Beccles. ACUPALPUS. 1. E x i g u u s , var. l u r i d u s , Dej. Four, at Ipswich, in moss, etc., from margin of pond. Probably common. 2. M e r i d i a n u s , L. Corton (Bedwell).—Foxhall Crag Pits and Ipswich, in 1897 ; Sudbury and Long Melford. 1 Vestitus, Payk., almost certainly occurs, running on edges of streams, but I know of no records. 2 Stenolophus vespertinas. Pan*., is an abundant species on the banks of streams, and ought to occur in Suffolk, but I know of no records, and it has not been taken in Norfolk since Stephens' time.


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BRADYCELLUS. P l a c i d u s , Gyll. Aspall, Suffolk (F. Col.).—One, at Bentley Woods, in moss, 10-3-95 (Baylis).—Carlton Colville, among rejectamenta, at Oulton Broad, 1897-98, by Mr. Bedwell and myself. D i s t i n c t u s , Dej. Bury District, in nest of B. agrorum (Tuck). V e r b a s c i , Duft. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Ipswich, sparingly (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). H a r p a l i n u s , Dej. Uncommon, Foxhall and Bentley Woods, 1894; Ipswich, etc. S i m i l i s , Dej. Bury District (Tuck). HARPALUS.1 S a b u l i c o l a , Panz. Near Halesworth, Suffolk, upon a bank (Curtis). —Very rare near Bungay (Garneys). ? O b s c u r u s , F. I believe Mr. Kirby has another ; of their localities I am ignorant, but probably they were found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). R o t u n d i c o l l i s , Fairm. Gorleston Cliffs, somewhat rare (Paget).— Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—A few, upon Felixstowe beach, annually since 1894. P u n c t a t u l u s , Duft. Southwold, in 1877 (Saunders).—Coddenham, 1895 (Fox).—Near Bentley Church (Elliott).—Ipswich District, somewhat rare. A z u r e u s , F. Found, but rarely, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Newmarket Heath (Curtis).—Coddenham, 1895 (Fox). R u p i c o l a , Sturm. Coddenham, 1896 (Fox. Nat. Journal, July, 1896).—Southwold (Crutwell). P u n c t i c o l l i s , Payk. Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—In a sand pit at Lakenheath. Westerfield Park. Felixstowe beach. Common, in chalk pits, at Sudbury and Lowestoft. Corton. R u f i b a r b i s , F. Bury District, August, 1896 (Tuck). Ruficornis, F Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Brandon District. Common in Ipswich District. Sudbury, Clare and Assington. Flies to light. j E n e u s , >. " N e a r Ipswich," Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.) — Common. C o n s e n t a n e u s , Dej? One male, Oulton Broad, June, 1898 (Bedwell).—Occurs sparingly beneath stones, on Foxhall Plateau. T e n e b r o s u s , Dej. (litigiosus, Dej.). On looking over Mr. Curtis's collection recently, I detected therein three examples, which for almost twenty years had remained unidentified, having, however, a label attached to each, indicating their respective places and dates of capture. One (the earliest found) was taken at Wrentham, Suffolk, in April, 1838 . . . . T o Mr. Curtis, therefore, the credit is due of having first captured it in England (Dawson, in Ent. Ann., 1858, p. 53.). R u b r i p e s , Duft. " N e a r Ipswich," Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.).— Butley (Elliott).—Ipswich (Elliman).—Felixstowe, common. Foxhall Plateau.

* H. serripes, Sch., probably occurs at the roots of plants (carrot, etc.) on the coast, but a p p e a r s to be rare in the east ; it was not taken in Norfolk till Mr. Elliman's capture, at Cromer, in June, 1895. 2 My previous record of this species ( = » / / . attenuatili, Steph.) was an error (1». Ent. Ree. v. p. 53).


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14. D i s c o i d e u s , F. Nine, at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Comraon, but very local, beneath stones on Foxhall Plateau, in 1898. 15. L a t u s , L. Foxhall (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, etc. 16. T a r d u s , Panz. Carito» Colville, 1861 \_fide Rye, in E.M.M., vol.x. p. 22c] (Saunders).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Foxhall, Ipsvvich,etc. 17. F r c e l i c h i , Sturm. Only known British locality: Foxhall Plateau, where it.was first taken, on 4th May, 1897, by Mr. E. A. Elliott and Mr. Claude Morley, F.E.S. ; extremely local, beneath stones. New to Britain [E.M.M., April, 1898, p. 84]. 18. S e r v u s , Duft. Four, at Felixstowe, June, 1879 (Walker).—One, on sandhills, at Kessingland, 26-7-98 (Bedwell). 19. A n x i u s , Duft. Taken on coasts of Suffolk, etc. (Ste. Illus).— Felixstowe, June, 1879 (Walker).—Felixstowe. Common, on Maidcross Hill, Lakenheath, September, 1896 (Elliott). T h e latter is the only inland British record (see E.M.M , January, 1897). 20. I g n a v u s , Duft. " In Suffolk," Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.). — O n e male, in the Ipswich District, 1894. Not uncommon, beneath stones, on Foxhall Plateau. Var. h o n e s t u s , Dujt.—Occurs sparingly, with the type, at Foxhall. 21. P i c i p e n n i s , Duft} Not very uncommon on the coasts of Suffolk, etc. (Ste. Illus). — Not uncommon on the coasts of Suffolk, etc. (Dawson).—One, in a stubble field near Brandon, September, 1896 [v. E.M.M., January, 1897]. DICHIROTRICHUS. 1. O b s o l e t u s , Dej. Felixstowe, 4-6-79 (Walker). — Southwold, 1894 (Thouless). 2. P u b e s c e n s , Payk.2 On the coasts of Suffolk, etc. (Ste. Illus.).— Aldeburgh (Crutwell).-—Lake Lothing, 1898 (Bedwell).—Somewhat common at Wherstead and Barren Heath, on the banks of the Orwell, under seaweed. Common, among Statice limonium, at Walberswick by the Blyth. ANISODACTYLUS. 1. B i n o t a t u s , F.

In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). STOMIS.

1. P u m i c a t u s , Panz. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Bentley Woods, etc., not very common. PLATYDERUS. 1. R u f i c o l l i s , Marsh. Occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — St. Margaret [? South Elmham] (Leeds Fox).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).— Coddenham, 1895 (Fox).—Occasionally, under stones, etc., Ipswich, Bentley and Foxhall. 1 My previous record of this species (». Ent., February, 1895) is, of course, an error. 2 See Kirby's letter to Spence, Noveinbcr 301b, 1805 (Freeinan's " Life of Kirby," p. 272).


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P T E R O S T I C H US.1 C u p r e u s , L. Not common, Bramford, Sproughton and Westerfeld. V e r s i c o l o r , S t u r m . One, i n a s a n d p i t , Lakenheath, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Ipswich, uncommon. D i m i d i a t u s , Ol. Fritton Heath, somewhat common (Paget), M a d i d u s , F. Bury District, in nests of Bombus terrestris and derhamellus, also of Vespa vulgaris and germanica (Tuck).— Brandon District. Common in Ipswich District. Nayland, etc. N i g e r , Schall. Bury District (Tuck).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler). — Beiton Clay Pit (Paget). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Brandon, not uncommon at base of willows. Not common about Ipswich. Sudbury. V u l g a r i s , L. Bury District, in nests of Bombus derhamellus (Tuck). —Bradwell. Brandon District. Common in Ipswich District. N i g r i t a , F. Bury District (Tuck). — Brandon, common at base of willows. Occasionally in Ipswich District. M i n o r , Gyll. Rare, at base of willows by the Little Ouse, at Brandon, September, 1896. Occurs in the Trimley Marshes sparingly. S t r e n u u s , Panz. It is taken occasionally in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Common in Suffolk (Curtis).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). Brandon District. Common in Ipswich District. D i l i g e n s , Sturm. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Two, beneath sods, Benacre Broad, 7-96. Bixley Decoy, Ipswich, common, in moss. P i c i m a n u s , Duft. Felixstowe, 4-6-79 (Walker).—Wherstead, under seaweed, by the Orwell. V e r n a i i s , Gyll. Beiton Bog, in moss (Paget).—Bury District (Tuck).—Southwold (Crutwell).—Sudbury (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon District. Not common about Ipswich. Martlesham, Wherstead. S t r i o l a , F. Ipswich, 6-93. Banks of the Orwell, 3-96. Somewhat rare. AMARA.2 F u l v a , Dej. Found on sandy coasts at Lowestoft (Dawson).— Common, at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker) —Bury District (Tuck).— Common, near Lowestoft, June, 1861 (Saunders).—Foxhall (Elliott). —Southwold and Kessingland (Crutwell).—brandon District, Southwold cliffs and Felixstowe sandhills, not rare. A p r i c a r i a , Sturm. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Brandon District and Nayland (Elliott).—Southwold and Ipswich District, c o m m o n ; comes to light. C o n s u l a r i s , Duft. One, near Kessingland, under a stone, June, 1861 (Saunders).—Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Near Lakenheath, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Corton, one, on June u t h , 1898; and one, at Oulton Broad, in July, 1898 (Bedwell).—One, near

1. V. anthracinus, III., is local but widely distributed, :iud very likely occurs in Suffolk, in Company with l*. nigrita. F., which it much reseiub'es.—/'. iiuequalis, M.ush, which is common about London, and has been found at Newark, (night also occur, though my records (Ent. Kec. v. p. 53, and vi. p. 114) a r e errors. 2 A. infima, Duft., is likely to b e found singly in some of our more sandy districts at the roots of plants.—My reeord of A. curla, Dej. (Ent. Kec. v. p. 53), is an error ; the species is scarcely likely to occur in Suffolk.


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Elvedon, and a few near Brandon, under stones, September, 1896. Foxhall Plateau. S p i n i p e s , auct. Bradwell, on thistles (Paget).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Eye District (Tyrer).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Southwold, Foxhall, Bentley Woods, Bramford and Ipswich. C o n v e x i u s c u l a , Marsh. On the banks of the Orwell, at Ipswich, 1893 (Elliman). B i f r o n s , Gyll. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Bentley Woods 3-95 (Baylis).—Oulton Broad, June, 1898 (Bedwell). — Rare. Occasionally, at Foxhall. Southwold, at base of cliff, July, 1897. O v a t a , F. Apparently uncommon.—Bentley Woods and Sproughton. S i m i l a t a , Gyll. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). —Several, Corton, June, 1898 (Bedwell).—Apparently uncommon. Hadleigh, Bentley Woods and Ipswich. A c u m i n a t a , Payk. " Barham, Suffolk," Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.). —Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bentley, 6-9-95, rare. T i b i a l i s , Payk. Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Brandon District (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, abundant. Foxhall. Felixstowe. L u n i c o l l i s , Schwd. Bury District. In nests of B. venustus; " probably only casual intruders" (Tuck).—Foxhall and Felixstowe, June, 1896 (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, in moss, under stones, etc. F a m i l i a r i s , Duft. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury and Nayland (Elliott).—Herringfleet. Oulton Broad, abundant, in refuse (Bedwell).—Brandon District, Hadleigh, Assington, Bentley Woods, Freston, Bramford, Ipswich, Little Blakenham. L u c i d a , Duft. One, taken in the Ipswich District, in 1 8 9 3 ; and again, at Bramford, in 1898. T r i v i a l i s , Gyll Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Lavenham (Elliott).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Aldeburgh, Southwold, Assington, Bentley Woods, Ipswich, Foxhall, Felixstowe, and in refuse by the Gipping. C o m m u n i s , Panz. Brandon District (Elliott). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Not uncommon, Foxhall, Bentley Woods, etc. C o n t i n u a , Thorns. Not uncommon, in sand pits, at Foxhall and Kesgrave. P l e b e i a , Gyll. One, flying in the sun, at Dodnash Woods, 23-9-95. CALATHUS.

1. C i s t e l o i d e s , Panz. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris, on several occasions (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods,Ipswich District, common. Hadleigh, Sudbury, Brandon District, etc. 2. F u s c u s , F. Occasionally found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—I have found it in September, under stones, in Suffolk (Curtis).—Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Bury District (Tuck).—Foxhall and Thetford Warren ( Elliott).—Ipswich and Felixstowe. 3. F l a v i p e s , Fourc. Abundant, near Yarmouth [Suffolk side of river], June, 1861 (Saunders).—Thetford Warren (Elliott). — Felixstowe, Foxhall, Southwold and Kessingland. 4. M o l l i s , Marsh. Felixstowe, June, 1879 (Walker). — Felixstowe, Southwold and Kessingland, common on the coast.


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5. M e l a n o c e p h a l u s , L. Bury District, in nests of Bombus derhamellus (Tuck). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Brandon District. Ipswich District, common. Sudbury. 6. P i c e u s , Marsh. Ipswich, Bentley and Dodnash Woods. TAPHRIA. i. N i v a l i s , Panz. One, taken in Ipswich District, 1893. Beach, July, 1897. PRISTONYCHUS.

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i. T e r r i c o l a , Herbst. Felixstowe; Oulton Broad; Sproughton, Stone Lodge, Ipswich, Barren Heath and Little Blakenham. SPHODRUS. i. L e u c o p h t h a l m u s , Z. Mr. Fred. Fox once told me this had been taken at Needham Market, in houses. ANCHOMENUS.1 1. D o r s a l i s , Müll. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and germanica (Tuck).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler;.—Common, about Ipswich and elsewhere. 2. A l b i p e s , F. Brandon District. Sproughton, Bramford, Felixstowe. 3. M a r g i n a t u s , L. On damp mud, Felixstowe. Southwold. 4. P a r u m p u n c t a t u s , F. Brandon District. Common, in moss, Freston and Bentley Woods. Ipswich. 5. G r a c i l i p e s , Duft. Wisbeach Canal, Lowestoft, 1831 [Kuper] (F. Col.). This was the first British specimen (v. Ent. Ann., 1857, p. 62).—One $ at Southwold, in 1859 (Brewer, Ent. Ann., 1860, p. 96, figured).—One, at roots of grass at Kessingland, and one $ under a stone, north of Lowestoft, June, 1861 (Saunders, E.M.M., i. p. 75 ). Mr. Saunders tells me that Mr. Champion had one of these, and the other he gave to Mr. Janson, who named it for him.—One, beneath boulder, at base of Corton Cliffs, 11-6-98, taken by Mr. Bedwell (vide E.M.M., October, 1898, pp. 221-3). T h e species appears to be confined to Suffolk, in England. 6. V i d u u s , var. m œ s t u s . Belton Bog, in moss, rare (Paget).—Somewhat common, at base of willows, at Brandon. Also at Lakenheath, September, 1896. Henstead. 7. M i c a n s , Nie. Taken near Ipswich . . . . but rarely (Ste. Ulus.).— Ipswich, March to May (Ste. Man.). — My record of this species (Ent. Ree. v. p. 53) was an error. 8. F u l i g i n o s u s , Panz. In Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Ipswich (Baylis).— Brandon District, common (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Foxhall and Bramford Marshes. 9. G r a c i l i s , Gyll. Occasionally, at Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—A few swept in the Brandon Marshes, at dusk, September, 1896. i Oblongus. S t u r m , most probably occurs beneath cut grass, in August, but I know of no records ; my own l E n t . Ree. v, p, 5 3 ) - m a r k e d with a query—proved to be an error. A.junceus, Scop., almost certainly occurs, by sweeping in woods and under the bark of trees ; it is not, however, recorded from Norfolk, a n d 1 am persuaded that my mention of it (Ent. Ree. vi. p. 117) is incorrect.


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0. P i c e u s , L. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Oulton Broad, common, in rejectamenta (Bedwell).—One, at base of willow, in Brandon Marshes, September, 1896. 1. T h o r e y i , Dej. Southwold, in 1877 (Saunders).—Occasionally, at Oulton Broad ( Bedwell J.—Somewhat common, beneath sods, Benacre Broad, 7-96. 2. P u e l l u s , Dej. Occasionally, at Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—One, on the beach at Felixstowe, 6-6-97 > one, beneath sods in Trimley Marshes, 14-5-98. Benacre Broad. OLISTHOPUS. I. R o t u n d a t u s , Payk. I have also found it near Barham, Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Thetford Warren, September, 1896; and Ipswich, 5-97 (Elliott).—Two, at Oulton Broad, September, 1898 (Bedwell). —Southwold Cliff, 7-96. LYMNJEUM.

I. N i g r o p i c e u m , Marsh. Ruviex, 4-5-94.

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1. R u f e s c e n s , Guer. In Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Very rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—Occasionally, under willow bark, by the Gipping, from Ipswich to Bramford. It also occurs at Martlesham. 2. Q u i n q u e s t r i a t u m , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 3. O b t u s u m , Sturm. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Belstead, Ipswich, Sudbury, etc. 4. G u t t u l a , F Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District (ElliottL— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Common about Ipswich. Among flood refuse, on the banks of the Gipping. 5. M a n n e r h e i m i , Sahl. One, under willow bark, near Sproughton, 17-11-94. 6. B i g u t t a t u m , F Bury District (Tuck).—Foxhall (Elliott).—Brandon District. Ipswich. 7. R i p a r i u m , 01. Common, at Felixstowe in April, on damp, brackish mud. 8. i E n e u m , Germ. Rare, at Southwold, in August, 1877 (Saunders).— Bury District (Tuck).—One, taken at Oulton Broad, in May, 1898 (Bedwell). 9. A s s i m i l e , Gyll. Mr. Kirby's insects were found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—One, at Kessingland, 26-7-98 (Bedwell).—Two, beneath sods, Benacre Broad, 24-7-96. Felixstowe. Occasionally, in salt marshes. 0. A r t i c u l a t u m , Panz. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer). —Tattingstone and Ipswich, in 1897. 1. M i n i m u m , F Felixstowe, common. Bentley and Wherstead (by the Orwell). Southwold. 1 Cillcitus lateralis, Sam., should turn up among our coast sands ; it is found at several spots in Norfolk. 2 Several other Bcmbidia should occur in Suffolk, such as clarki and tibiale, on margins of ponds, etc.


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12. N o r m a n n u m , Dej. One, in the Herringfleet Marshes (Bedwell).— A couple, in salt marshes, at Walberswick, 26-8-98. 13. G i l v i p e s , Sturm. At Oulton Broad, in 1898. Not common (Bedwell).—Occasionally near Sproughton, by the Gipping. 14. L a m p r o s , Herbst. Eye District, May, 1859 and 1860 (Tyrer).— Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District (Elliott). — Common, about Ipswich. Hintlesham. Sudbury District. Var. v e l o x , Er. Rare. Occurred to me in the Ipswich District, in 1894. 15. N i t i d u l u m , Marsh. Near Ipswich, in a sand p i t ; and at Corton Cliffs, August (Elliott).—At Ipswich, in sand pit, in 1894 and 1897. 16. Q u a d r i g u t t a t u m , F. Eye District, May, 1859 and 1860 (Tyrer).— Clay pit, Belton, common (Paget).—Foxhall, 8-96 (Elliott).—On banks of Gipping and at Ipswich. Bawdsey. 17. Q u a d r i m a c u l a t u m , Gyll. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).— Bury District, in nests of Bombus muscorum and sylvarum (Tuck).— Brandon. Common, about Ipswich, Whitton, Belstead, etc. 18. C o n c i n n u m , Steph. Found, in damp situations, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 19. F e m o r a t u m , Sturm. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Felixstowe, June, 1879 (Walker).—Barren Heath, Foxhall, etc. 20. B r u x e l l e n s e , JVesm. Oulton Broad, in rejectamenta, March, 1898 ( Bedwell). 21. S a x a t i l e , Gyll. One, at Southwold, July, 1877 (Saunders). 22. L i t t o r a l e , Ol. Gorleston Cliffs (Paget).—Brandon District (Elliott). —Southwold. Ipswich District, common. 23. P a l l i d i p e n n e , III. " Aldeburgh, Suffolk," Rev. F. W. Hope (Ste. Illus.).—On the coasts of Suffolk (Dawson).—Damp places near the sea, in Suffolk, etc. (F. Col.).—I fancy I have seen this species at Benacre Broad. 24. F l a m m u l a t u m , Clairv. Southwold (Crutwell). 25. L u n u l a t u m , Gyll. One specimen, beneath a sod in Trimley Marshes, on 14-5-98 [ f i d e E. A. Newbery ; v. E.M.M., 1893, p. 250]. 26. V a r i u m , Ol. Southwold (Crutwell).—By water. Felixstowe. Banks of Orwell. Belstead Brook, at Wherstead. Often abundant. TACHYPUS. 1. P a l l i p e s , Duft. " Aldburgh, Suffolk," Rev. F. W. Hope (Ste. Illus., quoted by Dawson). 2. F l a v i p e s , L. Moss, Belton, Lound, etc., uncommon (Paget).—One, in moss, Bentley Woods, spring of 1895. Two, running on path in open field, at Belstead, 25-5-96 (Baylis). TRECHUS. 1. D i s c u s , F It occurs in Suffolk, though very sparingly (Sie. Illus.).— Frequents humid places in Suffolk, etc. (Dawson). 2. M i n u t u s , F Suffolk, common (Ste. Illus.). —Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Southwold, 1877 (Saunders).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and B. sylvarum (Tuck).—Brandon District (Elliott).— Ipswich District. Rushmere, flood refuse by Gipping, etc. Lowestoft District, common.


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3. O b t u s u s , Er. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).— Bentley Woods. 4. S e c a l i s , Payk. One specimen, at Carlton Colville, 24-7-97 (Bedwell). PATROBUS.1 1. E x c a v a t u s , Payk. Two, under a log, Ipswich, 25-5-94; and, I believe, at Wherstead, in 1898. POGONUS. 1. L i t t o r a l i s , Dujt. Coasts of Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Southwold, 1894 (Thouless). 2. C h a l c e u s , Marsh. Felixstowe, on damp mud, and Wherstead, under seaweed, by the Orwell. On the banks of the Blyth, at Walberswick. 3. L u r i d i p e n n i s , Germ. Sixteen, taken at Aldeburgh, in Suffolk, in August and September, 1871 (in coll. Garneys). CYMINDIS. 1. A x i l l a r i s , F. One specimen, near Lowestoft, under dry dung, on the north dunes, June, 1861 (Saunders).—One, under dead seagull, Benacre Broad, 24-7-96. Three or four, under a heap of stones, at the same place, August, 1898. ODACANTHA. 1. M e l a n u r a , Payk. Last May [about 1829] Mr. Hewitson directed me to a spot on the borders of a small lake at Benacre, Suffolk, where they were tolerably abundant (Curtis).—One specimen, on the banks of the Stour, in Suffolk, near Manningtree (W. Harwood). —Oulton Broad, in rejectamenta, common, 1897-98 (Bedwell). LEBIA. 1. C h l o r o c e p h a l a , Hoff. Occasionally, near Bungay (Leeds Fox).— Bentley Woods, 9-95, and Wherstead, 6-96. DEMETRIAS.2 1. A t r i c a p i l l u s , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Carlton Colville and Herringfleet (Bedwell). — Brandon District. Common, in the Ipswich and Sudbury Districts. DROMIUS. 1. L i n e a r i s , OI. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Bury District, in nest of V. sylvestris (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common. Brandon and Sudbury Districts. 2. A g i l i s , F. Oulton Broad, among rejectamenta (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, very rare. One taken early in 1894. 1 I will take an early opportunity to state that niy notes in Science Gossip. No. 342 (June, 1893), are, as f i r as the Coleóptera are concerned, not to be relied upon. Bembitiium doris, Ammacius brevis, fíalantnus rubitius a n d Erirhinus trcmulte. llave 11 ever occurred in SuJFolk. 2 Monostígma, Saín., should also occur on coast sands, but I know of no records, and it does not a p p e a r to have been found in Norfolk since Stephens' time.


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3. M e r i d i o n a l i s , Dej. Common, under bark, in Ipswich District. Kesgrave, Martlesham, &c. 4. Q u a d r i m a c u l a t u s , Z. Bury District (Tuck).—Belton (Paget).— Foxhall (Elliott).—Abundant, under bark, in Ipswich District and elsewhere. 5. Q u a d r i n o t a t u s , Dej. Eye District, 10-1-60 (Tyrer).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Not so common as the preceding. Foxhall, Bentley Wood, Claydon, Freston and Kesgrave. 6. M e l a n o c e p h a l u s , Dej. Under bundles of reeds, Covehithe, Suffolk (Curtis).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Bury District (Tuck).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Sproughton, Wherstead, Ipswich, uncommon. Felixstowe sandhills. Flood refuse by the Gipping. Occasionally, at sallow blossom, in the spring. 7. N i g r i v e n t r i s , Thorns. Southwold, 1894 (Thouless).—One, on water weeds in brackish stream, Felixstowe, 5-97. Walberswick, August, 1898. * 8. S i g m a , Rossi. Beccles, August, 1889. (C. T. Crutwell).—One, at Oulton Broad, May, 1898 (Bedwell). BLECHRUS. 1. M a u r u s , Sturm. Shotley, May, 1898 (Edmonds).—Corton, Felixstowe and Bawdsey, beneath Matricaria. Clare, in gravel pits, May, 1898. METABLETUS. 1. F o v e o l a , Gyll. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and germanica (Tuck).—Herringfleet (Bedwell).—Brandon District. Common in Ipswich District. Flood refuse by the Gipp ng. Southwold. 2. T r u n c a t e l l u s , Z. Bury District, in nest of B. venus/us, 1897; and quite thirty in one nest of B. muscorum (Tuck).-—Not uncommon. Bentley Woods, Washbrook, Claydon, Foxhall, Westerfield, etc. 3. O b s c u r o - g u t t a t u s , Dujt. One, on a pond, Ipswich, 3-95. One, at Trimley, on 7-5-98. LIONYCHUS. i. Q u a d r i l l u m , Duft. One, running on mud, on margin of stream, Felixstowe, 29-4-97. POLYSTICHUS. i. V i t t a t u s , Brull. " Found in profusion, in April, 1828, beneath a heap of stones, on the coast, near Southwold, Suffolk," C. J. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).—For specimens and the following memorandum, relating to the economy of this valuable beetle, I am indebted to William C. Hewitson, Esq., of Y o r k : " T a k e n , April 13th and 16th, 1828, under a stone heap on the sea shore, above high-water mark, near Southwold, in great profusion, clustering close together, and very active when disturbed, burrowing in the sand, and so local, that there were none to be found under other stone heaps, though within a few yards of the place." On the 17th of May I had the pleasure of seeing it alive at the above place (Curtis). This was, I believe, the first British record.


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HYDRADEPHAGA. BRYCHIUS. i. E l e v a t u s , Panz. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—One, beneath a bridge on Belstead Road, over brook, near Ipswich, 14-4-96. HALIPLUS.1 1. O b l i q u u s , F. Ditches, near Bradwell, common (Paget).—Oulton Broad, 1898 (Bedwell). This species has never occurred to me, and my record [Ent. Ree. v., p. 53] is an error. 2. C o n f i n i s , Steph. Suffolk (Ste. lllus.).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys). 3. M u c r o n a t u s , Steph. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Once, in May, 1856, in a ditch, on Bungay Common, Suffolk (Garneys). 4. F l a v i c o l l i s , Sturm. Bradwell Lily Pits, common (Paget).—Ipswich, rare. 5. F u l v u s , F. Westerfield, 6-4-94, one only ; not since taken. 6. C i n e r e u s , Aubé. One, at Ipswich, 22-3-95. 7. R u f i c o l l i s , De G. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—In Suffolk, near Burnt Fen Station. Ipswich District, common. Bramford Marshes. 8. F l u v i a t i l i s , Aubé. Brandon, July 3rd, 1885 (Walker). 9. S t r i a t u s , Sharp. One, in brackish ditch, Bawdsey, May, 1897. 0. L i n e a t o c o l l i s , Marsh. Suffolk (Curtis).—Fritton, 1891 (Butler).— Bradwell Lily Pits (Paget).—Ipswich District, common. Bramford Marshes, Hintlesham. CNEMIDOTUS. 1. I m p r e s s u s , F. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Rare, near Bungay (Garneys). —Oulton Broad, 1898 (Bedwell).—One, in brackish ditch, Felixstowe, May, 1897. PELOBIUS. i. T a r d u s , Herbst. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Frequent, near Bungay (Garneys).—Ipswich and Westerfield, rare. NOTERUS. 1. C l a v i c o r n i s , De G. It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Mr. Bedwell re-discovered it in Sufiolk, at Oulton Broad, where he took nine specimens last October. 2. S p a r s u s , Marsh. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Westerfield, rare. Bramford Marshes, common, in February, 1897. LACCOPHILUS. 1. I n t e r r u p t u s , Panz. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bramford Marshes. 2. O b s c u r u s , Panz. Ipswich; Westerfield; Little Blakenham ; Bramford Marshes. BIDESSUS. i. U n i s t r i a t u s , Sehr. Suffolk [W. Garneys ; one specimen in winter, with snow on the ground] (F. Col.).—One specimen, at Debenham, in 1879 (Garneys). i My record of H. variegatus (Ent. Ree. vi. p. 115) refers to H. fulvus,

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HYPHYDRUS. 1. O v a t u s , L. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Brad well Lily Pits ( P a g e t ) . - I n Suffolk, near Burnt Fen Station. Ipswich District, common. Bramford. CŒLAMBUS. t. V e r s i c o l o r , Schall. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bramford Marshes, local. 2. I n a e q u a l i s , F. Westerfield, Ipswich and Sproughton. Bramford Marshes, abundant in February. 3. D e c o r a t u s , Gyll. Somewhat common, in one pond, at Bramford, April, 1897. 4. C o n f l u e n s , F. Bradwell Lily Pits, somewhat rare (Paget). 5. P a r a l l e l o g r a m m u s , Ahr. Near Ipswich, rare (Ste. Illus.).— Bawdsey, abundant. Banks of the Orwell, at Wherstead. Always in brackish water. 6. I m p r e s s o p u n c t a t u s , Sch. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Very rare, at Bungay (Garneys).—Bramford and Bawdsey, 1897, singly. DERONECTES.1 i. A s s i m i l i s , Payk. "Aldeburgh, Suffolk," Rev. F. W. Hope. Found in ditches and rivulets in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Fourteen or fifteen specimens, taken at Barnby Broad, in October, 1898, in ditches (Bedwell). HYDROPORUS. 1. P i c t u s , F. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Sproughton, Ipswich and Bramford Marshes. 2. G r a n u l a r i s , L. In Suffolk, near Burnt Fen Station ; Bramford, Little Blakenham, Westerfield, Bixley Decoy. 3. D a v i s i i , Curt. Near Bungay, very rare (Garneys). 4. H a l e n s i s , F. A fen species ; first taken at Haughley, in Suffolk. Stowmarket, Bungay (F. Col.).—Near Bungay, by Mr. Garneys (Ent. Annual, 1865, p. 40) —Recently examples have been taken by . . . . Dr. E. Adams, near Stowmarket. Dr. Power has also specimens from the latter locality (E. C. Rye : Ent. Ann., 1863, p. 71).—Foxhall, 20-5-94, several in a pond, in some crag pits. Little Blakenham, in a chalk pit, 14-3-94 [v. Ent. Ree. vi. p. 115]. S- D o r s a l i s , F. Westerfield, Bramford, etc. 6. L i n e a t u s , F. Bradwell Lily Pits (Paget).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Westerfield ; Little Blakenham ; Ipswich ; Bramford Marshes. 7. T r i s t i s , Payk. In one pond, at Bramford. Very abundant, at Bixley Decoy, in March, 1897. 8. U m b r o s u s , Gyll. Very abundant, at Bixley Decoy, in March, 1897. 9. A n g u s t a t u s , Sturm. Ipswich District, not uncommon. 10. G y l l e n h a l i , Schiod. Not uncommon, in one pool near Bungay (Garneys).—Bramford and Bixley Decoy. 1. V i t t u l a , Er. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bramford, etc. 2. P a l u s t r i s , L. Common, in Ipswich District ; Hintlesham. i D. depressili. F., should certainly occur in running water ; it is common in Norfolk, but I' know no records from Suffolk.


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13. I n c o g n i t u s , Sharp. One, at Knights Dales, Ipswich, 5-4-95. 14. E r y t h r o c e p h a l u s , L. Ipswich, c o m m o n ; Bixley Decoy, Bramford, etc. 15. R u f i f r o n s , Duft. "Barham," Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.). 16. M e m n o n i u s , Nic. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Little Blakenham and Foxhall. 17. N i g r i t a , F Ipswich and Little Blakenham, common. 18. P u b e s c e n s , Gyll. Somewhat common, in Ipswich District; Bramford Marshes. 19. P l a n u s , F. " B a r h a m , " Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.).—Common, in the Ipswich District. 20. L i t u r a t u s , F. Little Blakenham ; Bentley ; Ipswich. Common, at Foxhall. AGABUS.1 1. P a l u d o s u s , F. Several, under the bark of an old post standing in the stream, Foxhall \v. E . M . M , 1896, p. 90]. Bentley Woods, 6-96. Bramford Marshes, 3-97. 2. U n g u i c u l a r i s , Thorns. Rare ; at Bixley Decoy, sparingly. 3. D i d y m u s , 01. " A lot," taken by a non-coleopterist, in June, 1897, at Southwold (Tomlin).—Two, in the Stour, at Sudbury, Suffolk, in 1895 (Ransom). 2 4. ? C o n g e n e r , Payk. Rare ; it occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus. and Man.).—It has been recorded from Suffolk, Norfolk but all these localities require confirmation (F. Col.). 5. N e b u l o s u s , Forst. Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich, Little Blakenham and Westerfield. 6. C o n s p e r s u s , Marsh. "Aldeburgh, Suffolk," Rev. F. W. Hope (Ste. Illus.).—Not uncommon, in brackish ditches, and, when they are dry, beneath stones on damp mud, at Felixstowe and Bawdsey. 7. F e m o r a l i s , Payk. Somewhat rare, in one pond, at Bramford. 8. S t u r m i i , Gyll. Common, in Ipswich District ; Claydon, etc. 9. C h a l c o n o t u s , Panz. "Aldeburgh, Suffolk," Rev. F. W. Hope (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—-Ipswich ; Hintlesham. 10. B i p u s t u l a t u s , L. Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Foxhall (Elliott). —Common, in Ipswich District ; Hintlesham. ILYBIUS. 1. F u l i g i n o s u s , F. Ipswich, Stone Lodge, etc. Sometimes comes to light \v. Ent. Ree. vi., p. 117]. 2. F e n e s t r a t u s , F. Two, taken in the Stour at Sudbury, Suffolk, about 1895 (Ransom). 2 3. A t e r , De G. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Ipswich, 10-4-96; rare. 4. O b s c u r u s , Marsh. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich, 1896. 5. S u b a e n e u s , Er. Banks of the Waveney, near Beccles, about 14-6-87 (Piffard). 1 Curiously enough, as far as I a m aware, t h e r e is no record of the common A. guttatus, Payk., from either Norfolk or Suffolk, nor h a v e I heard of the occurrence of Platambus maculatus ; and my records of /I. striolatus (v. Ent. Ree. v., p. 54, and Ent., F e b r u a r y , 1895) a r e errors. 2 Both b a n k s of the Stour are in Suffolk at Sudbury.


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COPELATUS. i. A g i l i s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Very rare, near Bungay. Two, at Debenham, in April, 1879 (Garneys).— Coddenham, 1895 (Fox).—Occurs, sparingly, in the Bramford Marshes, etc. RHANTUS. 1. E x o l e t u s , Forst. Bury District (Tuck). 2. P u l v e r o s u s , Steph. Felixstowe, 1896. Ipswich, Westerfield and Bawdsey. 3. N o t a t u s , Berg. Bradwell Lily Pits, in May, not uncommon (Paget). —Ipswich District, 1894; Bawdsey, in brackish ditches. COLYMBETES. i. F u s c u s , L. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).— Common, in Ipswich District. DYTISCUS. 1. M a r g i n a l i s , L. This species has been taken near Ipswich, etc. (Ste. Illus.).—Not uncommon, in Ipswich District ; sometimes flies to light at night [w. Ent. Ree. vi., p. 116]. 2. C i r c u m f l e x u s , F. Felixstowe, on beach (Elliott).—Bawdsey, in brackish water. ACILIUS. i. S u l c a t u s , L. Not uncommon, in the Ipswich District. GYRINUS. 1. N a t a t o r , Scop. Not uncommon, in Ipswich District. One, G. mergus, var. substriatus, in Bixley Decoy. 2. E l o n g a t u s , Aubé. Suffolk (F. Col.).—Two, in brackish ditch, at Bawdsey, 6-5-97 (Elliott). 3. B i c o l o r , Payk> Covehithe, Suffolk (Ste. Man.). 4. M a r i n u s , Gyll. Bixley Decoy, River Gipping, etc., abundant. 5. O p a c u s , Sahl. Common, in running water, in Claydon Marshes, Nayland, etc.

PALPICORNIA. HYDROPHILUS.2 i- P i c e u s , L. One full grown larva, discovered in a cell under a plank, at Barnby Broad, in August, 1898. Subsequently an imago was found by Mr. Bedwell, in the same locality. HYDROBIUS. i. F u s c i p e s , L. Brandon, at base of willows (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Common, in the Ipswich District ; Hintlesham, etc. Var. s e n e u s , Sol. Occurs, rarely, in chalk pits, at Little Blakenham.' 1 I ? " 5 8 P c c * e ® is. iu all probability, referable to the precedine. a Hydrocharis caraboides, L., has been taken in several localities in Essex, and was previously met with in Cambridgeshire.


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2. P i c i c r u s , Thorns. One, taken in the Little Blakenham chalk pits, in I&943. O b l o n g u s , Herbst. Bawdsey, not uncommon, with Fuscipes, in brackish water. ANACJENA. I. G l o b u l u s , Payk. Btadwell Lily Pits (Paget).—Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Common, in Ipswich District ; Hintlesham, etc. 2: L i m b a t a , F. <\ " Near Barham," Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.).—Common, in Ipswich District. 3. B i p u s t u l a t a , Steph. Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell),-—Not uncommon, Ipswich and Little Blakenham ; Hintlesham, etc. PHILHYDRUS. 1. T e s t a c e u s , F. Debenham, in April, 1879 (Garneys).—Bramford Marshes (Elliott).—Westerfield ; Fritton. 2. M a r i t i m u s , Thorns. Aldeburgh (Crutwell).—Banks of the Orwell, at Wherstead ; not uncommon, at Felixstowe ; Benacre Broad. 3. N i g r i c a n s , Zett. Ipswich; Felixstowe; Sproughton. 4. M e l a n o c e p h a l u s , Ol. Southwold (Crutwell). 5. M i n u t u s , F Suffolk (Ste. Man.). 6. C o a r c t a t u s , Gredl. Aldeburgh (Crutwell).—Ipswich, rarely in periodic ponds. CYMBIODYTA. i. O v a l i s , Thorns. Ipswich, not uncommon ; Martlesham ; Bawdsey, common. ENOCHRUS. i. B i c o l o r , Gyll. Bradwell, frequent in ditches (Paget).—Several, at Ipswich ; Bawdsey. i. L i v i d u s , Forst.

HELOCHARES.1 Elvedon (Elliott).—Ipswich District, not uncommon.

LACCOBIUS. 1. S i n u a t u s , Mots. Foxhall, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Ipswich, March, 1895 and 1896. 2. A l u t a c e u s , Thorns. Southwold (Tomlin).—Foxhall and Bramford (Elliott).—Ipswich District, common. 3. B i p u n c t a t u s , F.Elvedon, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bawdsey, Ipswich and Bramford Marshes, not uncommon. BEROSUS. 1. S p i n o s u s , S/ev. One, in brackish ditch, at Bawdsey, 29-4-97 (Elliott).—One, in brackish ditch, at Felixstowe, in 1898. 2. S i g n a t i c o l l i s , Charp. Occasionally, in early spring, in a pond, at Weybread [near HarlestonJ (J. Leeds Fox, v. " Naturalist," 1858). i I have been unable to detect H. punctatus. Sharp, though I have carefully examined all Helocharcs taken ; it certainly occurs. 1 T h e r e is no reason why /.. minutus, L., should not occur in Suffolk, whence Stephens records it;ohis iißuuitus, however, probably refers to bipunctatus, F., and I h a v e never met with the former myself.


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3. L u r i d u s , Z. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Lily Pits, Bradwell, rare (Paget).—Ipswich, not uncommon ; Bramford Marshes. 4. A f f i n i s , Brüll. Common, in a ditch, at Bavvdsey, in May, 1891 ; and again, in the same ditch, in April, 1897 ; singly, in a pond, in the Little Blakenham chalk pits. LIMNEBIUS. 1. T r u n c a t e l l u s , Thoms. Not unfrequent, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Ipswich District, not uncommon : Westerfield, Bramford, Knights' Dales and Foxhall. 2. P a p p o s u s , Muls. One or two, at Ipswich, in the spring of 1895, ' n a periodic pond. C H I E T A R T H R I A .

t. S e m i n u l u m , Herbst. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Banks of the Waveney, near Beccles, 14-6-87 (Piffard, in /it.).—Rare, in Bramford Marshes. HELOPHORUS. 1. R u g o s u s , Ol. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Foxhall crag pits, rare, 1896 ; abundant, under a piece of timber on Southwold beach \v. Ent. Record viii., p. 233], 7-96. Among Crucifem, on Lowestoft beach. 2. N u b i l u s , F. Bury District, in nests of V. germanica (Tuck).— Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Brandon District; common, in Ipswich District; Southwold cliffs ; Cläre, etc. 3. I n t e r m e d i u s , Muls. Felixstowe, June, 1896 ; not rare, in a brackish ditch, at Bawdsey, May, 1897. 4. A q u a t i c u s , Z. Common, in Ipswich District and elsewhere. 5. ^ E q u a l i s , Thoms. Ipswich and Felixstowe ; not uncommon. 6. D o r s a l i s , Marsh. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Once, in 1857, near Bungay (Garneys). 7. / E n e i p e n n i s , Thoms. Common, Ipswich District; Hintlesham, etc. 8. A f f i n i s , Marsh. Bury District, in nests of V. germanica (Tuck).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Common, in Ipswich District; Bawdsey. 9. B r e v i p a l p i s , Bedel. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Flying, at Eye, 4-4-1860 (Tyrer).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).— Lowestoft. Common, in Ipswich District; in sand pits, in brickfields, etc. 10. N a n u s , Sturm. I believe that the last time it was taken was by myself, in Suffolk, in 1833 (Power, Ent., 1866, p. 79).—Bury District (Tuck). H Y D R O C H U S .

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OCHTHEBIUS. 1. M a r g i p a l l e n s , Latr. Bradwell Lily Pits, very common (Paget).— Felixstowe, 10-5-97. 2. M a r i n u s , Payk. Felixstowe, c o m m o n ; Aldeburgh ; banks of the Orwell, at Wherstead ; Bawdsey ; Easton Broad ; Dunwich. 3. P y g m a e u s , F. Ipswich ; Foxhall ; commonly, at Little Blakenham ; Felixstowe. 4. B i c o l o n , Germ. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—One, at Felixstowe, 3-4-97 ; three, at Southwold, under stones on brackish mud, July, 1897. 5. . l ï i r a t u s , Steph. Somewhat common, in a pond, at Elvedon, near Brandon ; Ipswich ; Bramford Marshes ; Bawdsey. 6. P u n c t a t u s , Steph. One, at Felixstowe, 5-6-96 ; one, at Aldeburgh, 25-6 96. Local, and apparently rare. HYDRJENA. 1. T e s t a c e a , Curt. One, at Ipswich, 5-4-95, in a periodic pond. 2. R i p a r i a , Kug. Little Blakenham chalk pits, not uncommon, in the spring of 1896 ; Bramford ; banks of the Orwell, at Wherstead. CYCLONOTUM. i. O r b i c u l a r e , F. Four, in flood refuse, at Oulton Broad, May, 1898 (Bedwell).—One, on margin of Foxhall pond, 20-6-96. SPH^ERIDIUM. 1. S c a r a b a e o i d e s , F. Found in plenty, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Sudbury (Ransom).—Corton (Butler).—Common, in the Ipswich District 2. B i p u s t u l a t u m , F. Common, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Sudbury (Ransom).—Brandon District ; common, in Ipswich District. 3. M a r g i n a t u m , ^ Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). —Wherstead and Sproughton, rare. Hadleigh, in moss, 20-3-97. CERCYON.1 1. L i t t o r a l i s , Gyll. " O n the banks of the Orwell, near Barham," Rev. W. Kirby. " Beneath Zostera marina, in the river Orwell, near Ipswich," Marsham MS. Taken near Barham, by Stephens, in September, 1821 (Ste. Illus.).—On the banks of the Orwell, common. 2. D e p r e s s u s , Steph. Kessingland (Crutwell).—Lowestoft, 12-8-98. 3. H a e m o r r h o u s , Gyll. Inhabits Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Banks of the Gipping, at Ipswich, uncommon. 4. H a e m o r r h o i d a l i s , Herbst. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Common, in Ipswich District. 5. O b s o l e t u s , Gyll. Southwold, one specimen, found by Mr. B. Tomlin's aunt, in 1897. 6. A q u a t i c u s , Muls. Felixstowe and Bawdsey, May, 1897. I T h e only species of this long genus not recorded for Suffolk—terminaius. Marsh.—probably also occurs ; it is not among t h e rarest, though local. One specimen has been found in the Norwich District.


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7. F l a v i p e s , F. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). —Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Common, in Ipswich District; in flood refuse, by the Gipping. 8. L a t e r a l i s , Marsh. Bury District, in nests of B. latreillellus (Tuck). 9. M e l a n o c e p h a l u s , L. Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Common, in Ipswich District. 10. U n i p u n c t a t u s , L. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Somewhat common, Bentley Woods, Barren Heath, Sproughton and Foxhalt. 11. Q u i s q u i l i u s , L. Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Common, in flood refuse, etc., in the Ipswich District ; Aldeburgh. 12. N i g r i c e p s , Marsh. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Uncommon, Ipswich and Barham. 13. P y g m a e u s , III. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich, Bentley Woods, Martlesham, not very common ; flood refuse by the Gipping. 14. A n a l i s , Payk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad, May, 1898 (Bedwell).—Brandon District ; Barren Heath, Ipswich. 15. L u g u b r i s , Payk. Suffolk (Ste. Man.). 16. G r a n a r i u s , Er. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck). 2 17. M i n u t u s , Muls. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—One, in a sod at base of a willow, in marshes, near Brandon, September, 1896 [v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 10]. MEGASTERNUM. i. B o l e t o p h a g u m , Marsh. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum and B. muscorum, and in fungi, in November (Tuck).—Corton ; Brandon District ; Ipswich District, not uncommon. CRYPTOPLEURUM. i. A t o m a r i u m , F. Ipswich District, not u n c o m m o n ; flood refuse, by the Gipping ; Lowestoft ; Hadleigh, etc.

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ALEOCHARA.1 F u s c i p e s , F. Abundant, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).—Flixton, in 1860 (Garneys).—Common, in the Ipswich District, especially in dead Lepi about Bentley. L a t a , Grav. Belstead and Bentley Woods, rare. B r e v i p e n n i s , Grav. In dung and beneath carcases, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—One, in flood refuse, at Bungay, in 1860 (Garneys). Var. f u m a t a , Grav. Occasionally taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). B i p u n c t a t a , 01. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Bury District (Tuck).—One, in a dead bird, Bentley Woods, August, 1897.

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5. L a n u g i n o s a , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Common, about Ipswich and Brandon. 6. S u c c i c o l a , Thorns. Bury District, not very abundant, in nests of Vespa vulgaris and in fungi (Tuck).—Rather common, in the Ipswich District. N.B.—This is probably the mœsta of Stephens, of which he says, " taken in Suffolk." 7. F u n g i v o r a , Sharp. Occurs, sparingly, in a fir wood, at Foxhall, in August, in fungi. 8. B r u n n e i p e n n i s , Kr. Suffolk (Ste. Man.). 9. N i t i d a , Grav. Not rare, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Corton (Butler).— Lowestoft (Saunders).—Bury District (Tuck).—Common, about Brandon and Ipswich. Var. b i l i n e a t a , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich District ; much rarer than the type form. 10. M o r i o n , Grav. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Local, in a dead crow, Shrubland Park ; and running on sides of brackish ditches, Bawdsey ; Lowestoft. 11. G r í s e a , Kr. Found in Suffolk, " o n the banks of the Orwell," Kirby MS. (Ste. Illus.).—[It is recorded from Harwich by Fowler], 12. A l g a r u m , Faur. Common, beneath seaweed on the banks of the Orwell, and at Felixstowe. 13. O b s c u r e l l a , Er. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Coasts of Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler). MICROGLOSSA. 1. 2. 3. 4.

S u t u r a l i s , Sahl. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). M a r g i n a l i s , Gyll. One, under poplar bark, at Martlesham, 23-12-94. P u l l a , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). N i d i c o l a , Fairm. Common, upon Senecio jacobcea-, Brandon, Southwold, Covehithe, Foxhall, etc. OXYPODA.1

1. L i v i d i p e n n i s , Mann. Taken, " near Ipswich, by the Rev. R. Sheppard," Kirby MS. (Ste. Illus.).—Rare, at Bentley Woods and Foxhall. 2. V i t t a t a , Mark. Rare, in dead pigeons, Bentley Woods. 3. O p a c a , Grav. In nests of Bombi, uncommon, Bury District (Tuck). — N o t rare, about Ipswich. 4. A l t e r n a n s , Grav. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Abundant, in fungi, Brandon and Bentley Woods. 5. U m b r a t a , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Very rare, at Bentley Woods and Claydon. 6. N i g r i n a , Wat. Rare, in flood refuse, from the Gipping, near Ipswich. 7. L o n g i u s c u l a , Er. " Taken at Barham during a flood, in January, 1809," Kirby MS. (Ste. Illus.).—Swept from reeds at Sproughton, rarely. 8. H a e m o r r h o a , Mann. Very sparingly, in nests of Formica rufa, in Bentley Woods. 1 O. formiceticola, Mark, is a common and generally distributed species ; it occurs in the nests of formica rufa and other ants.


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CALODERA. Barham, Foxhall, and Ipswich ; periodic.

CHILOPORA. i. L o n g i t a r s i s , Steph. " I n Suffolk, by Mr. Spence," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Lavenham ; Ipswich District, not uncommon. ATEMELES. i. E m a r g i n a t u s , Fayk? " Martlesham Heath, in May," Kirby MSS. (Ste. IIus.).—Great Blakenham ; in Bentley Woods, by Mr. Baylis and myself, in moss, among Myrmica ruginodis. MYRMEDONIA. 1. C o l l a r i s , Fayk. " I beg to record the capture of this beetle on February 21st last [1898], by Mr. B. G. Rye and myself, whilst sifting marsh hay at Oulton Broad. Mr. Rye took two specimens, and 1 f o u r " (Bedwell, Nat. Jour. vii. p. 71).—On the banks of the Waveney, near Beccles, about 14-6-87 (Piffard). 2. L i m b a t a , Fayk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck). x Ocyusa maura E r . and picina, Aubé, are. most likely, to be found in reed refuse and sedge in early spring. 2 A. paradoxus, Ste. Man. (rue Grav.} — acuminatum. Kirby (nec strtimosus, Fab.) remargin ttus, Pk.


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3. F u n e s t a , Grav. Rare, taken " in boleti, in Suffolk," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.). 4. H u m e r a l i s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 5. L u g e n s , Grav. Taken, I believe, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 6. L a t i c o l l i s , Mark. Tostock, in nest of Lasius fuliginosus (Tuck). ASTILBUS. i. C a n a l i c u l a r s , F Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Hadleigh ; Ipswich District, common. CALLICERUS.1 i. O b s c u r u s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk, by the Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.). — Near Barham (Ste. Man.). — Bentley W o o d s ; Sproughton, etc. THAMIARjEA.2 I. C i n n a m o m e a , Grav. Bentley Woods, in Cossus' borings in oak, June, 1895. NOTOTHECTA. i. F l a v i p e s , Grav. A specimen taken by Mr. Bedwell in the Bentley Woods, in September, 1898, is probably referable to this species, since it was found in a nest of Formica rufa, and not in that of Lasius fuliginosus, though it bears close affinities to N. confusa, Maerk. HOMALOTA.3 1. I n s e c t a , Thorns. (B. sulcifrons [Kirby], Steph., v. Ent. Ann., 1873, nec Wat. Cat.). " Barham, in May," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus). 2. P l a n i f r o n s , Wat. A single male, on the sandhills at Felixstowe, 19-4-97. 3. G r e g a r i a , Er. Common, in the Brandon, Ipswich and Lowestoft Districts, etc. 4. I m b e c i l l a , Wat. Taken by Mr. Waterhouse, under rejectamenta, at the mouth of the Orwell, in September, 1855 (Ent. Ann., 1859, p. 125).—Southwold, in August, 1877, rare (Saunders, quoted by Fowler). 5. L u r i d i p e n n i s , Mann. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Uncommon, Sproughton, etc. 6. E l o n g a t u l a , Grav. Inhabits Suffolk. " Near Barham," Kirby MSS. " Under rejectamenta of the Orwell, in January," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Bentley Woods, Foxhall, Bramford, etc., common. 7. V o l a n s , Scrib. Brandon; on margins of ponds, at Sproughton and Tattingstone. 8. V e s t i t a , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.),—Taken commonly by the Orwell, by Mr. Elliman and myself, beneath Alga and stones. 1 C. rigtdicornis, E r , is recorded from H a r w i c h by Fowler, a n d should be sought on the margins of ditches and streams in Suffolk. 2 T. hospita, Mark, is also common, and widely distributed, being found in similar situations with t h e above species. 3 T h e r e remains a great deal to be done with the Homalota of Norfolk and Suffolk. T h e British List, which in all probability is not yet complete, contains about 155 species, of which Suffolk can only boast of 55 species, and Norfolk 57. Of the last, however, just twenty species have not been noticed in Suffolk. / / . cuspidata, Er., a vety common beetle, is found beneath elm b a r k .


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9. V i c i n a , Sleph. Hadleigh and about Ipswich ; flying commonly in the spring sunshine, in my garden. 10. P a g a n a , Er. Very rarely, by sweeping, at Great Blakenham \v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 265]. 11. G r a m i n i c o l a , Gyll. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon District ; Bramford, etc., not uncommon. 12. H a l o b r e c t h a , Sharp. Two or three, in salt marshes, by the Blyth, below Walberswick, among Statice, 26th August, 1898. 13. O c c u l t a , Er. " I n an agaric, at Great Blakenham, Suffolk, in November," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.). 14. ? F u n g i v o r a , Thorns. One doubtful specimen, taken in the Brandon District, in September, 1896. 15. ^ E q u a t a , Er. Very rare, beneath bark of dead oaks, at Ipswich, in the winter. 16. A n g u s t u l a , Gyll. A male, in Bentley Woods, April, 1895 (Baylis). —Southwold, in August, 1877 (Saunders).—Two females : on the banks of the Gipping, and at Foxhall. 17. L i n e a r i s , Grav. Rare, in fungi in a fir wood, at Foxhall, in 1897. 18. C i r c e l l a r i s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.)—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon District ; Bentley Woods ; common, on the banks of the Gipping, etc. 19. ? L a t i c e p s , Thorns. ( = ? Bolitochara pumila). Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 20. A n a l i s , Grav. Bury District, in nests of Bombus muscorum (Tuck). —Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon District ; Hadleigh, common, in moss ; Ipswich District, abundant, in flood refuse, etc. 21. S o r o r , Kr. I took three specimens of this species from a sand pit at Knights' Dales, Ipswich, on the 5th May, 1898. 22. D e p r e s s a , Gyll. At Felixstowe and Ipswich, in June, 1879 (Walker).—Not common, on the banks of the Gipping, and at Little Blakenham, by sweeping. 23. A q u a t i c a , Thorns. Somewhat rare, in fungi, in a fir wood, at Foxhall, and in Cossus' burrows and dead rabbits, in Bentley Woods. 24. . ¿ E n e i c o l l i s , Sharp. Bury District, in nest of Vespa vulgaris (Tuck). 25. X a n t h o p t e r a , Sleph. " O n the banks of the Orwell, near Claydon," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Bentley Woods and Foxhall, uncommon. 26. T r i n o t a t a , Kr. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of Bombus tcrrestris, and in fungi (Tuck).—Tostock ; Hadleigh ; Bentley Woods ; Claydon and Foxhall. 27. T r i a n g u l u m , Kr. Tostock, one male, in fungus, October, 1897 (Tuck).—One, flying in the sun, near Orwell village, March, 1895 > and ten, in flood refuse, by the Gipping, in February, 1897 [v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 86], 28. E u r y p t e r a , Sleph. Not common ; found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— A few in Bentley Woods, in Cossus' borings. 29 F u n g i c o l a , Thorns. " Under putrid cabbage, at Barham," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and B. agrorum (Tuck).—Common in the Brandon, Ipswich and Lowestoft Districts. 30. I g n o b i l i s , Sharp. Bury District, in nest of B. muscorum (Tuck).


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31. L i t u r a t a , Steph. In Boleti, " near Barham," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.). — O n e , in a fungus, at Tostock, 4-9-97 (Tuck, Tr. Norfolk Soc. vi. p. 420). 32. C o r i a r i a , Kr. One male, sent to me from the Bury District by Mr. Tuck, in 1896. 33. S o d a l i s , Er. Bury District, 1896, in nest of V. vulgaris (Tuck). 34. G a g a t i n a , Baudi. It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Lowestoft District ; Martlesham ; Bentley Woods, etc., not rare in Boleti. 35. D i v i s a , Mark. Three, in a dead rabbit, in Bentley Woods, 1-5-97. 36. N i g r i c o r n i s , Thorns. Occasionally, in the Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Foxhall, in a dead Garrulus, in April. 37. ? P a l u s t r i s , Kies. (B. admota, Steph.).—It has occured in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—[N.B. Synonymy doubtful], 38. O b l i t a , Er. One male, in fungus, at Tostock, September, 1897 (Tuck). 39. S e r i c e a , Muls. (B. picipennis, Steph.).—Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 40. A t r i c o l o r , Sharp. One, in stercore, on the Denes, at Lowestoft, on the 12th July, 1898 ; and in the Trimley Marshes, in May, 1898. 41. I n q u i n u l a , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 42. N i g r a , Er. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Lowestoft, on the Denes. Uncommon about Ipswich. 43. C a u t a , Er. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rare at Ipswich. 44. A t r a m e n t a r i a , Gyll. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Bentley Woods, Foxhall, Ipswich and Freston. 45. M a r c i d a , Er. Three, from a dead rabbit, in Bentley Woods, 5-2-96. 46. L o n g i c o r n i s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—-Lowestoft (Elliott).—Somewhat common in the Ipswich District. 47. S o r d i d a , Marsh. Taken, I believe, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in fungi (Tuck). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Lowestoft (Saunders). •— Somewhat common ; Corton, Brandon, Southwold and Ipswich Districts. 48. T e s t u d í n e a , Er. Rare ; Ipswich, on banks of Gipping, and at Claydon, 1896. 49. A t e r r i m a , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Brandon District; on the banks of the Gipping, and at Foxhall. 50. P y g m s e a , Grav. (B. lenuior and B. similis, Steph.). — Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 51. M u s c o r u m , Bris. One, in fungus, at Tostock, and in nests of B. terrestris, September, 1897 (Tuck).—I have met with this species very rarely at Bramford by sweeping, and, I believe, also at Dodnash Woods and Southwold. 52. L a t i c o l l i s , Steph. Found occasionally in Suffolk (Ste. Illus).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck). 53. O r b a t a , Er. Two, swept in Bentley Woods, 23-5-96. 54. F u n g i , Grav. Not common ; occurs sparingly in the Ipswich District. Var. d u b i a , Sharp. Common throughout the county. Var. c l i e n t u l a , Er. In flood refuse, on banks of Gipping, etc., scarce. 55. ? O r p h a n a , Er. One, in moss, at Hintlesham, March, 1897.


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GNYPETA. 1. L a b i l i s , Er} C o m m o n : Southwold; Nayland; Felixstowe; Claydon ; Foxhall; Corton ; Lowestoft, etc. TACHYUSA.2 x. F l a v i t a r s i s , Sahl. marsh.

Apparently rare; one, at Tattingstone, in a

FALAGRIA. 1. S u l c a t a , Payk.3 Suffolk (Stephens and Curtis).—Oulton Broad, somewhat common, in marsh hay (Bedwell). — Bentley Woods, Belstead and Ipswich. 2. S u l c a t u l a , Grav. (confinis, Kirby MSS.).—Suffolk (Stephens and Curtis). 3. T h o r a c i c a , Curt. In dung, near Kirkley, June, 1861 (Saunders).— Two, in nests of B. terrestris, Bury District, September, 1897 (Tuck). 4. O b s c u r a , Grav. Suffolk (Stephens and Curtis).—Oulton Broad, not rare, in marsh hay (Bedwell).—Ipswich ; Foxhall; Lakenheath. AUTALIA. 1. I m p r e s s a , Steph. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Lound Wood, common, in fungi (Paget).—Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District (Elliott).—Abundant, in fungi, in Bentley Woods, etc. 2. R i v u l a r i s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste Illus.).—In moss, at Belton, rare (Paget).—Rare, at Trimley, on flowers. ENCEPHALUS. x. C o m p l i c a n s , Westw. " T a k e n near Great Blakenham, Suffolk," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.). — Belton Bog, in winter, in moss, rare (Paget). G Y R O P H / E N A. 1. A f f i n i s , Mann. Not uncommon, in fungi, in Bentley Woods. 2. G e n t i l i s , Er. Bentley Woods, abundant, in fungi, in June and September. 3. N a n a , Payk. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bury District (Tuck). —Bentley Woods. 4- F a s c i a t a , Marsh. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—In fungi, at Foxhall. 5. M i n i m a , Er. Bentley Woods, in fungi, not common. 0. L s e v i p e n n i s , Er. Bury District (Tuck).—In fungi, at Kesgrave and Bentley Woods. EPIPEDA. 1. P l a n a , Gyll. Many under damp bark of a prostrate poplar, near Lakenheath, September, 1896. « 1

Stephens' Bolitochara subpubesccns and carbonaria are, I believe, only G. labilis; though Waterhouse (Cat. p. 17) says the former is G. carulca, Sahl. 2 T. atra, Grav. is a common species, running in the sun on mud fíats, but it has not been found in Suffolk. 3 T h e Xenusa sulcata, recorded E n t . Rec. vii. p. 154, are referable to the present species.


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LEPTUSA. Bury District (Tuck).—A male, beaten from a dead glandarius), on a keeper's tree, Foxhall, April, 1898. SIPALIA. Bentley Woods, in moss, March, 1895. BOLITOCHARA.

L u c i d a , Grav. Found in the Bury District by Mr. Tuck. L u n u l a t a , Payk. " Barham," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.). B e l l a , Maerk. One, in fungus, at Tostock, on 1-9-96 (Tuck). HYGRONOMA. D i m i d i a t a , Grav. I believe the only known specimens were " taken beneath rejectamenta of the river Orwell after an inundation, on 3rd February, 1809," Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.)—On banks of Orwell, near Barham (Ste. Man.).—Corton (Bedwell).—In flood refuse of the Gipping, not rare, and at Foxhall. OLIGOTA. I n f l a t a , Mann Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—In flood refuse, by the Gipping, March, 1897. A t o m a r i a , Er. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Not uncommon, in flood refuse, on the banks of the Gipping. P u n c t u l a t a , Heer. One, among refuse at base of a haystack, near Ipswich ; and I fancy I have taken it from fluvial rejectamenta on the banks of the Gipping. MYLL^NA. E l o n g a t a , Matth. One, floating on water, at Bramford, February, 1897. B r e v i c o r n i s , Matth. (Tachyporus diffinis, Steph.). — Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). HYPOCYPTUS. L o n g i c o r n i s , Payk. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Lavenham ; abundant in the Ipswich District. CONOSOMA. L i t t o r e u m , L. Taken, I believe, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Suffolk (Ste. Man.). P u b e s c e n s , Grav. Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum (Tuck).— Brandon (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, Foxhall and Ipswich. I m m a c u l a t u m , Steph. Found in "Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rare, in flood refuse, on banks of the Gipping. L i v i d u m , Er. Inhabits Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Ipswich District; not rare.


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TACHYPORUS.1 O b t u s u s , Z. Common, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and B. agrorum (Tuck).— Brandon (Elliott).— Sudbury (Ransom).—Tostock and Ipswich District, common. F o r m o s u s , Matth. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, rare (Tuck).—Ipswich, July, 1896. C h r y s o m e l i n u s , Z. Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum and derhamellus, also in fungi (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Abundant throughout the county. H u m e r o s u s , Er. Bury District, in nests of B. muscorum (Tuck) — Brandon District, Bentley Woods, Westerfield and Martlesham. T e r s u s , Er. Bury District, in nests of B. muscorum (Tuck).—In moss, in Bentley Woods, and in sandpits, Ipswich, rare. H y p n o r u m , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — In nests of B. agrorum and venustus, at Tostock (Tuck).—Common throughout the county. P u s i l l u s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods ; common, on the banks of the Gipping, etc. B r u n n e u s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Bury District, in nests of B. muscorum (Tuck).—Common, in the Brandon and Ipswich Districts. CILEA. S i l p h o i d e s , Z. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Foxhall and Bentley Woods, somewhat rare.

TACHINUS. 1. F l a v i p e s , F. It occurs, but sparingly, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 2. H u m e r a l i s , Grav. Bury District, in fungi (Fuck).—Tostock; Ipswich District, common. 3. R u f i p e s , Z. Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum (Tuck).—Common throughout the county. 4. S u b t e r r a n e u s , Z. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Not uncommon ; Stowmarket, Washbrook, Orwell, etc. 5. M a r g i n e l l u s , Z. Found in Suffolk (Ste. lllus.).—Bury District, in fungi and nests of B. muscorum (Tuck).—Common, in slercore ovino, etc. MEGACRONUS. i. A n a l i s , F Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—By no means common, Belstead, Sproughton, etc. BOLITOBIUS.2 i. L u n u l a t u s , Z. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Fritton, in fungi (Paget).—Stowmarket, Foxhall, Bentley Woods, etc. 1 T. solutus, Er., is a common and widely distributed species, and should be met with in Suffolk by sweeping hedge bottoms ; it is not found at the roots of plants and grass like its congeners. I a m not aware that pallidas, Sharp, though found in Norfolk, has ever occured with u s ; at all events, my record (v Ent. Ree. vi. p. n 8 ) is an error. 2 I have been to some pains to discover the origin of various records with us of II. exoletus, E r . , and can find no sufficient grounds upon which to introduce it ; my record (v. Ent. Ree. v. p. 55) must be considered an error ; it is common in Norfolk.


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2. T r i n o t a t u s , Er. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illu?.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Not rare, in the Ipswich District. 3. P y g m a e u s , F. Not uncommon, in Boleti, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Bury District (Tuck).—Common. MYCETOPORUS. 1. S p l e n d e n s , Marsh. It has been taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Sproughton, etc. ; somewhat rare. 2. L e p i d u s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rare, in sandpits, at Ipswich. 3. L o n g u l u s , Mann. U n c o m m o n ; at Ipswich, Bentley Woods, and on the banks of the Gippins. 4. A n g u l a r i s , Rey. Southwold, July, 1877 (Saunders) —One, on reeds, by the Gipping, near Ipswich, September, 1895 (Elliott). 5. C l a v i c o r n i s , Steph.—It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 6. S p l e n d i d u s , Grav. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Rare, in refuse on the banks of the Gipping. HABROCERUS. i. C a p i l l a r i c o r n i s , Grav. A few, upon two occasions, in December, 1898, in bracken refuse, in Bentley Woods. HETEROTHOPS. 1. B i n o t a t u s , Er. (Kirbiellus, Steph.). Taken in Suffolk by Mr. Kirby (Ste. Illus.).—Uncommon, in Ipswich District. 2. D i s s i m i l i s , Grav. Bury District (Tuck). 3. Q u a d r i p u n c t u l a , Gyll. Rare, in the Bury District, in nests of B. latrei/lellus and terrestris (Tuck).—Oulton Broad. Damp places, at Foxhall, rare. VELLEIUS. i, D i l a t a t u s , F. Bury District, in nests of V. germanica ; " a perfect insect, and several larvae, from a nest in a tree stump, in 1 8 9 0 " ; a larva, in nest of V. crabro, October, 1896 ( T u c k ) . — " I took about 30 or 40 specimens of the Velleius from a hornet's nest, in October, 1848, and sent some, in spirits, to both Westwood and C u r t i s " (Henslow, Zool. vol. vii. p. 2584). These were taken from a hollow tree, but he did not succeed in rearing them to the perfect state. (See also Jenyns' " L i f e of Henslow," pp. 185-6). QUEDIUS. 1. L a t e r a l i s , Grav. Very r a r e ; one, found in a fungus, between Brandon and Lakenheath, September, 1896. 2. M e s o m e l i n u s , Marsh. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris, B. agrorum and lapidarius (Tuck). — Oulton Broad, October, 1898 (Bedwell).—Ipswich, Westerfield, Bentley Woods, etc. 3. F u l g i d u s , F. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of B. lerrestris, by Mr. Tuck (Champion, E.M.M., March, 1896).— Oulton Broad, rare, April, 1896 (Bedwell).


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4. N i g r o c a e r u l e u s , Muls. New to Britain. T h e first British specimen was taken in the Bury District, in a nest of B. hortorum v. subterraneus, by Mr. Tuck (Champion, E.M.M., March, 1896).—The second was taken, beneath a board, at Kessingland, 28-7-98, by Mr. Bedwell (Morley, E.M.M., December, 1898).—Mr. Champion has a third, taken at Tostock, by Mr. Tuck. 5. P u n c t i c o l l i s , Thorns. Bury District, in nests of V. germanica, by Mr. Tuck (Champion, E.M.M., March, 1896). 6. B r e v i c o r n i s , Thorns. One, in nest of V. germanica, in 1896, and one, in a fungus, 25-10-97, in the Bury District (Tuck, Tr. Nor. Soc. vi. p. 330). 7. C r u e n t u s , Ol. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Rare, in a dead rat, in Bentley Woods, 8-4-94. 8. S c i t u s , Grav. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Coddenham (Fox). 9. C i n c t u s , Payk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Common everywhere. 10. B r e v i s , Er. Found, in bees' nests, at Tostock, by Mr. Tuck, in 1896. 11. F u l i g i n o s u s , Grav. Not uncommon throughout the county. 12. T r i s t i s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rather less common than the preceding. 13. M o l o c h i n u s , Grav. "Beneath Alga, in the Orwell, in June," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—The form with the elytra black [rare in Suffolk], at Sudbury, in May, 1898 (Elliott).—Barnby Broad; common, all along the Orwell, and at Felixstowe. 14. P i c i p e s , Mann. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and B. venustus (Tuck). 15. N i g r i c e p s , Kr. " T a k e n , in the spring, near Ipswich," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.)—One, in a fir wood, at Foxhall, October, 1897. 16. F u m a t u s , Steph. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 17. M a u r o r u f u s , Grav. Found in "Suffolk," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.). —Oulton Broad, in February, 1898 (Bedwell).—Foxhall, in May, 1896 ; rare. 18. S u t u r a l i s , Kies. " T a k e n near Barham, in June," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.). —Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).—Rare, on the banks of the Gipping. 19. S c i n t i l l a n s , Grav. Two or three, among rejectamenta, at Oulton Broad, in February and March 1898 (Bedwell 20. R u f i p e s , Grav. One specimen, at Oulton Broad, in May, 1898 (Bedwell). 21. A t t e n u a t u s , Gyll. (Raphirus rufif>ennis, Steph.).—The insect has been found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Occurs sparingly, at Foxhall and Bentley Woods. 22. S e m i a e n e u s , Steph. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Lowestoft, in 1861 (Saunders).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon, Bramford and Foxhall (Elliott).—Bentley Woods and on the banks of the Gipping. 23. B o o p s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Southwold ; Hadleigh ; Wherstead, Bentley Woods, etc.

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CREOPHILUS. 1. M a x i l l o s u s , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Aldbuigh and Ipswich District, common. LEISTOTROPHUS. t. N e b u l o s u s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Suffolk (Curtis 1 .— Battisford, some years ago (in coll. Baker). 2. M u r i n u s , L. Southwold, in 1894 (Thouless). — Bury District (Tuck).— Foxhall, Bentley Woods and Wherstead, uncommon in dung. S T A P H YLI NUS. 1. S t e r c o r a r i u s , 01. It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Corton (Butler).—Bury District (Tuck).— Lakenheath Warren and in the Ipswich District, uncommon. 2. L a t e b r i c o l a , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Near Barham, Suffolk (Curtis). 3. E r y t h r o p t e r u s , L. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—One, at Aldeburgh, in Suffolk, August, 1871 (Garneys).—I possess a specimen, said to have been taken, many years ago, at Ipswich. 4. C a e s a r e u s , Ceder. Battisford (in coll. Baker).—Stoke-by-Nayland (Harwood).—One, on the banks of the Gipping, September, 1897. OCYPUS. 1. O l e n s , Miill. Bury District; often, in winter quarters, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).—Brandon, in cellars ; common, in the Ipswich and Sudbury Districts. 2. S i m i l i s , F. Bury District, rarely (Tuck).—Very scarce, in Bentley Woods, 28-4-95, e t c 3. C y a n e u s , Payk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—One, in Shaker's Lane, in 1894, and one " I identified before I had time to jump off my bicycle, which nearly ran over it," on the Newmarket Road, at Risbygate, on May 29th, 1896, both in Bury St. Edmunds (Norgate, in lilt., and Ent. Ree. viii. p. 312). 4. B r u n n i p e s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—In nests of Myrmica lœvinodis, in the Bury District (Tuck).—Sparingly, at Lakenheath, beneath stones ; Southwold ; Bentley Woods. 5. ? F u s c a t u s , Grav. (Goèriusfuscalus, Grav.?, and Ste. Cat.). Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 6. C u p r e u s , Rossi. Gorleston Cliffs (Paget).—Corton (Butler).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Dunwich ; Brandon District ; Felixstowe ; Bentley Woods, Foxhall, Ipswich, and on the banks of the Gipping. 7. A t e r , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—At Mutford, near Lowestoft, under a stone by a pond, in June, 1861 (Saunders).— Sudbury (Ransom).—On both banks of the Orwell, below Ipswich, and at Felixstowe. 8. M o r i o , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District (Tyrer).— Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon, Sudbury and Ipswich Districts, common. I have taken them, in cop. and singly, upon sugar, in Bentley Woods [v. Nat. Jour. iii. p. 134].


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9. C o m p r e s s u s , Marsh. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.)—Bury District (Tuck).—Beneath stones, about Brandon (Elliott).—Uncommon, in sandpits, at Bentley Woods. PHILONTHUS.1 1. S p l e n d e n s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck). —One, at Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Very rare at Ipswich. 2. I n t e r m e d i u s , Boisd.—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Foxhall, etc., rare. 3. L a m i n a t u s , Creuiz. Not uncommon in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of V. germanica, 1896 (Tuck).—Herringfleet (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods ; Hadleigh ; not rare. 4. j E n e u s , Rossi. Found, not uncommonly, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Common throughout the county. 5. P r o x i m u s , Kr. Occasionally, about Tostock, by Mr. Tuck and myself, in Cossus' burrows, and in a Polyporus, which the damp had caused to fall to the ground; rare, about Ipswich : a male, in a dead partridge, at Foxhall, August, 1897. 6. C a r b o n a r i u s , Gyll. Bury District, rare (Tuck). 7. A t r a t u s , Grav. (pilipes, Steph.). Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 8. D e c o r u s , Grav. One, in Bentley Woods, on a mole-hill, in October, x8 9 7. 9. P o l i t u s , F. Very common, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Abundant. 10. L u c e n s , Er. One, Oulton Broad, October, 1898 (Bedwell).—Two, in moss, in Bentley Woods, November, 1894 [». Ent. Ree. vii. p. 154]. 11. V a r i u s , Gyll. Type form, common everywhere. 12. M a r g i n a t ü s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Bury District (Tuck).—Corton (Butler).—Ipswich District, not uncommon. 13. L e p i d u s , Grav. Bury District, uncommon (Tuck). 14. A l b i p e s , Grav. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Uncommon, at Wherstead, etc., in dung. 15. U m b r a t i l i s , Grav. A male, in a dead crow, in Bentley Woods, 20-6-95. 16. C e p h a l o t e s , Grav. Taken at Levington, in June, 1806, by Mr. Spence (see letter from Kirby, 11-8-1806 ; Freeman's " Life," p. 277). —Common about Ipswich. 17. F i m e t a r i u s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and B. latreillellus (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Not rare in the Ipswich District. 18. S o r d i d u s , Grav. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich, Foxhall and Bentley Woods. 19- E b e n i n u s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Oulton ; Bury ; Hadleigh ; Ipswich District, etc. 20. F u m i g a t u s , Er. (Quedius picatus, Kirby). Found, occasionally, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). D e b i l i s , Grav. Rare, in the Ipswich District; Claydon, etc. 22. S a n g u i n o l e n t u s , Grav. R a r e ; Oulton Broad, May, 1898 (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods, Ipswich and Foxhall; flood refuse by the Gipping. 1 W e possess most of the common Philonthi, Julvipes, F., also occur.

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23. C r u e n t a t u s , Gmel. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Corton, 1891 (Butler).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Felixstowe, and, occasionally, in the Ipswich District ; Foxhall and Southwold. 24. L o n g i c o r n i s , Steph On the banks of the Orwell, and flying in the sun, at Henley, in 1896. 25. V a r i a n s , Payk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—In hog-sty rubbish at Bedingfield (Garneys).—Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich District, somewhat common ; Southwold ; Hadleigh, in moss ; Felixstowe. 26. V e r n a l i s . Grav. " Taken beneath rejectamenta of the Gipping ; the recent insect gives out an odour resembling that of ripe pears." Kirby (Ste. Illus.).—Gipping, near Ipswich (Ste. Man.).—Southwold, one, July, 1896. 27. V e n t r a l i s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk, but rarely (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich- and Bentley Woods. 28. D i s c o i d e u s , Grav. {Quedius suturalis. Marsh., and lepidulus, Kirby). In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich, rare. 29. Q u i s q u i l i a r i u s , Gyll. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—On mud of brackish ditches, at Felixstowe, in May, by Mr. Elliott and myself. Var d i m i d i a t u s , Er. (Quedius inquinatus, Kirby). Found in Suffolk, not common (Ste. Illus.). 30. N i g r i t a , Nord. One specimen, taken from rejectamenta, on the margin of Oulton Broad, March, 1898 (Bedwell). 31. M i c a n s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—One, at base of willow, in the Brandon Marshes, September, 1896 [v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 10]. 32. N i g r i t u l u s , Grav. Apparently not uncommon in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 33. T r o s s u l u s , Nord. Common throughout the county. 34. P u e l l a , Nord. (watsoni, Steph.). It has occurred, I believe, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). CAFIUS. i. X a n t h o l o m a , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Common, all along the Orwell, beneath seaweed. ACTOBIUS. 1. C i n e r a s c e n s , Grav. " T a k e n beneath Algœ, on the banks of the Orwell,'' Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Rare, in rejectamenta, at Oulton Broad, in 1898 (Bedwell). 2. V i l l o s u l u s , Steph. Found in Suffolk, apparently rare (Ste. Illus.).— Sproughton and Ipswich, uncommon. 3. P r o c e r u l u s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Rare about Ipswich, and in the Little Blakenham chalk pits. XANTHOLINUS.1 1. F u l g i d u s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Occurs rarely at Ipswich. 2. G l a b r a t u s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury, Southwold, and common about Ipswich, in stercore. I T h e specimens recorded (Ent. Ree. vi. p. 117) as atratus, Heer, proved after much investigation to belong to a variety of punctulatus, Payk.


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3. P u n c t u l a t u s , Payk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury, Brandon, Oulton, Barham, Ipswich, etc. 4. O c h r a c e u s , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Sudbury, Bury, Oulton, Ipswich, etc. 5. G l a b e r , Nord. R a r e ; taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 6. T r i c o l o r , F. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Uncommon. Southwold, in August, 1871 (Saunders). — Bury District, in nests of B. venustus (Tuck).—Oulton Broad, singly (Bedwell). 7. L i n e a r i s , 01. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Abundant. Mr. Tuck takes it in nests of B. agrorum, venustus, latreillellus, muscorum and lapidarius. 8. L o n g i v e n t r i s , Heer.—Bury District, in nests of B. la'reillellus (Tuck).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Brandon ; Southwold ; Wherstead, etc. LE PT ACINUS. 1. P a r u m p u n c t a t u s , Gyll. Rare, found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 2. B a t y c h r u s , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rarely, in May, at Ipswich and Lavenham. 3. L i n e a r i s , Grav. Not uncommon, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler, and again, in 1898, by Mr. Bedwell).— Ipswich, rare. 4. F o r m i c e t o r u m , Maerk. In nest of Formica rufa, in Bentley Woods, by Mr. Bedwell and myself, in September. BAPTOLINUS. i. A l t e r n a n s , Grav. Once, at Ipswich, 3-7-95, on water of sheep trough ; apparently rare. OTHIUS. 1. F u l v i p e n n i s , F. Barnby Broad (Bedwell).—Not rare, in moss, about Ipswich : Bentley Woods and Holbrook Park. 2. L a e v i u s c u l u s , Steph. Found occasionally in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Not uncommon, at Foxhall, in May. 3. M e l a n o c e p h a l u s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Flood refuse, by the Gipping ; and on reeds at Oulton Broad. 4. M y r m e c o p h i l u s , Kies. Ipswich and Bentley Woods, uncommon. LATHROBIUM. 1. E l o n g a t u m , L. Very abundant in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury, Eye, Brandon, Oulton, Ipswich, etc., common. 2. B o r e a l e , Hoch. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Damp places, by the Gipping, at Ipswich, and by the Ouse, at Brandon. 3. F u l v i p e n n e , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Felixstowe, rare. 4. B r u n n i p e s , F Fritton and Lound, in moss, by water (Paget).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Not very common ; marshy places ; Brandon, Benacre Broad and Sproughton.


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5. L o n g u l u m , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rare, at Bentley Woods and Bramford, in winter. 6. F i l i f o r m e , Grav. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus ). 7. Q u a d r a t u m , Payk. Found in Suffolk ^Ste. Illus.). 8. T e r m i n a t u m , Grav. Singly, in marshes, at Brandon and Claydon. 9. M u l t i p u n c t u m , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Rare, at Felixstowe and Bentley Woods. 10. P a l l i d u m , Nord. Four specimens. on the sands, just above highwater mark, between Lowestoft and Pakefield, June, 1861 (Saunders). ACHENIUM.1 1. D e p r e s s u m , Grav. " On the banks of the Orwell, June, 1804," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Under rejectamenta, near Lowestoft, June, 1861 (Saunders).—Felixstowe, 1879 (Walker).—Trimley Marshes, probably not uncommon. 2. H u m i l e , Nie. Occurs, sparingly, in the Trimley Marshes, beneath sods, etc. STILICUS. 1. F r a g i i i s , Grav. At the end of April and beginning of May (1859) I captured several specimens of this species under dead leaves in a damp wood, in Suffolk (Garneys, Ent. Wki Int., vol. vi.). Also taken by Mr. Garneys in 1861 and 1862.—Abundantly, by my friend, Mr. Garneys, in Suffolk (Ent. Ann., 1863, p. 113).—Aspall Wood, Suffolk, taken in abundance by the late Mr. Garneys in faggots placed in a dry ditch, or watercourse, to afford a road for the passage of Waggons (F. Col.). 2. R u f i p e s , Germ. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—In moss, at Beiton, common (Paget).—Bury District, in nests of V. germanica and B. agrorum (Tuck).—Oulton Broad, common in rejectamenta (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods, in moss, uncommon. 3. O r b i c u l a t u s , Er. One, in Suffolk, under a piece of matting, near Burnt Fen Station, in September, 1896; and again, in August, 1898, at Barnby Broad, near Lowestoft. 4. A f f i n i s , Er. Ipswich, Westerfield, Dodnash Woods, etc., not uncommon. 5. G e n i c u l a t u s , Er. It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). MEDON.2 1. C a s t a n e u s , Grav. One (about the fourth British) speeimen discovered under a stone on Foxhall Plateau, while searching for Harpalus froelichi, on 6-5-98. 2. P r o p i n q u u s , Bris. Not uncommon, throughout the county. 3. M e l a n o c e p h a l u s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—At roots of Echium vulgare, at Brandon ; and singly, in a chalk pit, at Barking. 1 Cryptobium glaberrimum, Herbst, should occur in very wet moss on the b a n k s of streams in Suffolk. i M. brvrnieus, Er., is a common and widely distributed species, a n d one ukely to occur among dead leaves in the s p r i n g ; M. obsohtus has occurred at Harwich, and should be sought in haystack refuse.


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LITHOCHARIS. i. O c h r a c e a , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Very rare, in marsh hay, in December, at Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Foxhall, rare, swept in September, 1896. SUNIUS. 1. I n t e r m e d i u s , Er. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—[This species is recorded from Harwich by Fowler], 2. A n g u s t a t u s , Payk. " Taken, near Levington, by Mr. Sheppard," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.)—Belton, in moss (Paget).—Common throughout the county. PJEDERUS. 1. L i t t o r a l i s , Grav. Lound (Paget).—Foxhall (Elliott).—Not uncommon about Ipswich ; Dodnash Woods, etc. 2. R i p a r i u s , L. Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Fritton (Butler).— Oulton Broad, commonly, at roots of trees (Bedwell).—Southwold (Saunders).—Common, at Benacre Broad and Henstead. EVJESTETHUS. I. S c a b e r , Grav. " T a k e n , in a ditch, at Aldham, near Hadleigh, in Suffolk, by Mr. Spence, about May, 1809," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

STENUS.1 B i g u t t a t u s , L. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District, under moss, 10-1-60 (Tyrer).—Two or three, under a piece of matting, in the marshes [in Suffolk], near Burnt Fen Station, in September, 1896. B i p u n c t a t u s , Er. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich, local. G u t t u l a , Muls. Suffolk (Ste. Man.). —Bungay, Suffolk (Rye).— Ipswich, rare and local. B i m a c u l a t u s , Gyll. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).— Bungay, Suffolk (Garneys).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Not rare about Ipswich. J u n o , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay (Rye).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Claydon, Sproughton, Foxhall, etc. A t e r , Mann. One male, swept from reeds, by the Gipping, 1-4-95. S p e c u l a t o r , Er. Common, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Common everywhere. P r o v i d u s , Er., var. Rogeri, Kr. In flood refuse, by the Gipping ; probably common. B u p h t h a l m u s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). —Bungay, Suffolk (Garneys).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Occasionally common ; Brandon ; Bawdsey, Ipswich, Claydon, etc. M e l a n o p u s , Marsh. (sulcicollis, Steph.). Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay, Suffolk (Garneys). I n c r a s s a t u s , Er. Bungay (Rye).

i Those species recorded from Bungay by Mr. Rye (E.M. M., vol. i.) were taken there by Mr. Garneys, among whose papers I discovered the original MS. list. S. picibetmis, Er., is a common species, fqund in moss, at roots of grass, etc., in marshy places, and should be taken in Suffolk.


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12. M e l a n a r i u s , Steph. Inhabits Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay, Suffolk (Garneys). 13. C a n a l i c u l a r s , Gyll. " T a k e n in an inundation of the Gipping, in March," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay (Rye).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). 14. N i t e n s , Steph. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 15. P u s i l l u s , Er. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay (Rye).— Oulton Broad, October, 1898 (Bedwell). — In the Brandon and Ipswich Districts, not rare. 16. C i r c u l a r i s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Once, rather plentifully, in a flood, at Bungay (Suffolk). Mr. Garneys (Rye).— Sproughton, rarely, in moss, and flood refuse, by the Gipping. 17. V a f e l l u s , Er. One, in rejectamenta, Oulton Broad, 21-5-98. 18. D e c l a r a t u s , Er. Bungay, Suffolk (Garneys).—Hadleigh, in moss ; not rare about Ipswich; Bentley Woods, banks of the Gipping, etc. 19. C r a s s u s , Steph. It has occurred in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay (Rye). 20. N i g r i t u l u s , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay (Rye). 21. B r u n n i p e s , Steph. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Very common. 22. S u b s e n e u s , Er. Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Very rare, at Ipswich. 23. O s s i u m , Steph. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bungay (Rye).—Southwold, July, 1877 (Saunders).—Lowestoft Denes (Elliott).—Very rare, in the Bentley Woods. 24. I m p r e s s u s , Germ. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bungay, Suffolk (Garneys). —Henstead ; Brandon ; Stowmarket; Shrubland P a r k ; Martlesham, etc.; common in the Ipswich District. 25. E r i c h s o n i , Rye. Bungay, Suffolk [W. Garneys] (F. Col.).—Bungay (Rye).—One, in moss, from the Hadleigh Road, at Ipswich, J-3-95. 26. P a l l i p e s , Grav. Bungay (Rye).—A single specimen, beneath willow bark, at Great Blakenham, 16-2-95. 27. F l a v i p e s , Steph. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay (Rye).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Local: Shrubland Park ; Bentley Woods; Foxhall. 28. P u b e s c e n s , Steph. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay, Suffolk (Garneys).—-Nayland; T o s t o c k ; common on the banks of the Gipping. 29. B i n o t a t u s , Ljun. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay (Rye).— One, at Oulton Broad, in August, 1898 (Bedwell). 30. P a l l i t a r s i s , Steph. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay (Rye). —Lowestoft (F. Col.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich, common. 31. B i f o v e o l a t u s , Gyll. It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Barnby Broad (Elliott).— Not rare, in the Brandon and Ipswich Districts. 32. N i t i d i u s c u l u s , Steph. Common, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Fritton (Elliott).—Not rare, about Ipswich. 33. P i c i p e s , Steph. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay, Suffolk (Garneys).—Fritton; Martlesham; and Southwold, local and uncommon. 34. C i c i n d e l o i d e s , Grav. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Bungay (Rye).—Fritton; Brandon; Walberswick ; and locally common in the Ipswich District. 35. S i m i l i s , Herbst. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Common everywhere.


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36. T a r s a l i s , Ljun. Found in Suffolk. " In marshy places, near Framlingham, in June, 1806, and subsequently near Barham," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Eye, January, 1860 (Tyrer).—Brandon, Ipswich, Claydon, etc. 37. P a g a n u s , Er. " Common, in damp meadows, near Barham," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Wherstead and Ipswich, local. 38. L a t i f r o n s , Er. Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Brandon District ; common, on banks of the Gipping and at Foxhall. 39. F o r n i c a t u s , Steph. Apparently rare; my specimen was captured in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—One, on a leaf of Nympkcea lutea, at Barnby Broad, 20-8-98. OXYPORUS. 1. R u f u s , L. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Said to have been taken in Suffolk (Curtis).—Lound Wood, in Bcleti; rare (Paget).—Corton (Butler).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bentley Woods, Bramford, Foxhall, etc., in fungi. BLEDIUS.1 1. T a u r u s , Germ. Two females, flying to electric light at night, in the centre of Ipswich, 22-8-95 \v. Ent., November, 1895]. 2. T r i c o r n i s , Herbst. Lowestoft (F. Col.).—One<?, taken on the margin of a brackish ditch, at Bawdsey, by Mr. Elliott in May, 1897; and subsequently a ? , at the same place, and a ? at Felixstowe by myself during the same month. 3. A r e n a r i u s , Payk. At Corton, in August, 1891 (Butler). 4. L o n g u l u s , Er. Lowestoft (F. Col.). 5. F r a c t i c o r n i s , Payk. Suffolk (Ste. Man.). 6. O p a c u s , Block. Found on the coasts of Suffolk, etc. (Ste. Illus.).— Barham (Ste. Man.).—Lowestoft (F. Col.). 7. A t r i c a p i l l u s , Germ. Lowestoft, by Mr. Brewer (Ent. Ann., 1868, p. 57).—Somewhat common on Corton cliffs, walking on loose sand, half way up, August, 1898. 8. C r a s s i c o l l i s , Lac. Corton, 1891 (Butler). PLATYSTETHUS. 1. A r e n a r i u s , Fourc. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Common throughout the county. 2. C o r n u t u s , Gyll. Not uncommon, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Once, at Bramford (Elliott). 3. C a p i t o , Heer. Two specimens, in a chalk pit, at Sudbury, in May, 1898. OXYTELUS. 1. R u g o s u s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). —Rougham Old Hall, Suffolk (Curtis' F. I., p. 140).—Common everywhere. 2. I n s e c a t u s , Grav. Apparently rather scarce ; found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of B. latreillellus (Tuck).—Rare, in the Sudbury District (Ransom). i Of the British species of this genus, B. pallipts, Grav.. fcnwralis, Gvll., dissimili*, Er., and craticus, Er., have never been found in Norfolk nor at Harwich ; the remainder might at any time occur with us, and should be sought by tramping the mud on the margins of ponds and ditches.


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3. S c u l p t u s , Grav. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rare ; Belstead and Bentley Woods, spring, 1895. 4. L a q u e a t u s , Marsh. Common ; Bury District ; Oulton Broad ; Ipswich, etc. 5. I n u s t u s , Grav. Corton (Butler).—Bury District, in nests of V. germanica (Tuck).—Felixstowe ; Sudbury ; Clare ; Bentley Woods, etc. 6. S c u l p t u r a t u s , Grav. Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rougham (Curtis).— Common. 7. N i t i d u l u s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Very common ; Orford, etc. 8. C o m p l a n a t u s , Er. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Common about Ipswich ; Barham, etc. 9. T e t r a c a r i n a t u s , Block. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Not rare, in the Ipswich District. HAPLODERUS. 1. C o e l a t u s , Grav. " Near Ipswich, by Mr. Sheppard, and near Barham, January, 1809," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck). —Carlton Colville (Bedwell). —Orford (Edmonds).—Dodnash, Bramford, Foxhall, Belstead. TROGOPHLŒUS. j. A r c u a t u s , Steph. " M a y , 1804, and again, beneath rejectamenta, during an inundation of the Gipping, in March, 1809," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—One, beaten from bushes, at Wherstead, 22-7-97. 2. B i l i n e a t u s , Steph. Barham (Ste. Man.).—Barham, Foxhall, Ipswich. 3. R i v u l a r i s , Mots. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich and Barren Heath. 4. E l o n g a t u l u s , Er. Found, I believe, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rare, in flood refuse, on the banks of the Gipping. 5. F u l i g i n o s u s , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rarely, by beating poplars, in Bentley Woods. 6. C o r t i c i n u s , Grav. Rare, in fungi in a fir wood, at Foxhall, and in flood refuse, by the Gipping. 7. H a l o p h i l u s , Kies. Very r a r e ; Bentley Woods, May, 1896. 8. P u s i l l u s , Grav. " T a k e n in windows and under stones, and common beneath Zostera marina, on the shores of the river Orwell," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Once, in a sand pit, at Ipswich, in 1896. SYNTOMIUM. i. ^ n e u m , Miill. Mr. Kirby first captured this insect [Pin Britain] as mentioned below, and in the same locality I took a dozen specimens in September, 1821. " T a k e n beneath grass, in September, 1802, and again, in a chalk pit, near Great Blakenham, Suffolk, in July, 1806," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.). COPROPHILUS. i. S t r i a t u l u s , F. "Barham," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich, very locally common.


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LESTEVA. 1. L o n g e l y t r a t a , Goeze. " T a k e n at Barham, 1807," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Burgh, not uncommon (Paget).—Found everywhere. 2. P u b e s c e n s , Mann. Rare ; on banks of a stream at Wherstead, in 1896. 3. S i c u l a , Er. Taken commonly in reed refuse, at Oulton Broad, in May, 1898, by Mr. Bedwell and myself. OLOPHRUM.1 i. P i c e u m , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Moss, Belton Bog (Paget).—Uncommon, near Orwell village, in March, 1895. LATHRIMiEUM. 1. A t r o c e p h a l u m , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Common. 2. U n i c o l o r , Steph. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Very common. DELIPHRUM. i. T e c t u m , Payk.

Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). P H I L O R H I N UM.2

i. S o r d i d u m , Steph.

Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). CORYPHIUM.

i. A n g u s t i c o l l e , Steph. " Taken near Ipswich, and near Levington by Mr. Sheppard," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Once, beneath dead bark, on a pine fence, near Ipswich, in April, 1897. OMALIUM.5 1. R i v u l a r e , Payk. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Abundant in vegetable refuse. 2. E x i g u u m , Gyll. Bury District, in nests of V. germanica, 1898 (Tuck). 3. O x y a c a n t h s e , Grav. Sparingly, in the spring, Bentley Woods ; on the banks of the Orwell and of the Gipping. 4. E x c a v a t u m , Steph. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich District, far from common. 5. C a e s u m , Grav. Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum, venustus, and sylvarum (Tuck).—Somewhat common about Lakenheath and Ipswich. 6. P u s i l l u m , Grav. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—By no means common at Sproughton and Bentley Woods. 1 Acidota cruentata. Mann., has been found at H a r w i c h ; it is, however, rare, and should b e looked for in moss and beneath the bark of fir trees. 2 Micralymma brevipenne, Gyll., is another species which has occurred at Harwich, and should be sought on our side of the water, beneath stones, near the coast. 3 O. riparium Thorns., is common, beneath A lute, on our south and west coasts, and occurs in Nortolk. It is almost exclusively a maritime species, and, with our fine seaboard, is sure to appear in Suffolk.


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7. P u n c t i p e n n e , Thorns. Somewhat common, beneath damp bark of prostrate pine, Bentley Woods, February, 1896. 8. M o n i l i c o r n e , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 9. R u f i p e s , Fourc. Common in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Ipswich, occasionally ; Shrubland Park ; Sudbury. 10. S a l i c i s , Gyll. One, swept at Little Blakenham, 25-5-97. One, on water of ditch, in Bramford Marshes, 23-3-98 (in coll. Newbery). 11. V i l e , Er. Bentley Woods, beneath damp pine bark, February, 1896. 12. I o p t e r u m , Steph. Found in Suffolk. " R a r e , in flowers of the whitethorn," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in fungi, in September (Tuck).—Ipswich, beneath aspen bark ; Sproughton. 13. P l a n u m , Payk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 14. C o n c i n n u m , Marsh. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris, B. hortorum and B. açrorum (Tuck). 15. D e p l a n a t u m , Gyll. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). —Suffolk (F. Col.). 16. S t r i a t u m , Grav. " F o u n d near Barham, but among the rarest," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.). H A P A L A R ® A. i. P y g m s e a , Gyll. Bury District (Tuck).—One, from elder flower, Tostock, 17-6-96. EUSPHALERUM. i. P r i m u l a e , Steph. " Abundant, on the flowers of the common primrose (Primula vulgaris), in May, 1809 ; when first captured it has a most foetid odour," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.). ANTHOBIUM. 1. M i n u t u m , F. It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Beaten from whitethorn, at Wherstead, Lavenham, etc. 2. O p h t h a l m i c u m , Payk. " On flowers of Heraclium, on the banks of the Gipping," Kirby MSS. " A b u n d a n t , on flowers of the whitethorn, in 1803, near Great Blakenham, Suffolk," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich District; Wherstead and Bentley Woods, July, not uncommon. 3. T o r q u a t u m , Marsh. Common, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Bury District (Tuck).—-Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, abundant upon Cytisus scoparius. 4. S o r b i , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Several, on umbels, at Great Blakenham, 10-6-97 [E.M.M., December, 1897]. PROTEINUS. 1. O v a l i s , Steph. Inhabits Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and abundant in fungi (Tuck).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common ; Stowmarket, etc. 2. B r a c h y p t e r u s , F. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum, and abundant in fungi (Tuck).—Little Little Blakenham chalk pits, 3-96, etc., not uncommon in fungi. 3. A t o m a r i u s , Er. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—One, in fungus, in Foxhall fir wood, 16-10-97.


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MEGARTHRUS. 1. D e n t i c o l l i s , Beck. It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Foxhall, 1-8-96. 2. A f f i n i s , Mili. Bury District (Tuck). 3. D e p r e s s u s , Lac. F o u n d in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Foxhall, etc. 4. S i n u a t o c o l l i s , Lac. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).— One, under fallen log, Wherstead. PHLCEOBIUM. 1. C l y p e a t u m , Miill " T a k e n in a ditch, at Spexhall, in Suffolk," Kirby MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Corton, August, 1891 (Butler). — B y sifting marsh hay, in December, Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods and Hadleigh, in moss, uncommon. PROGNATHA. 1. Q u a d r i c o r n i s , Lac. First taken [? in Britain] by Mr. Kirby [accidentally], near Barham, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Mr. Kirby took a male in Suffolk several years since (Curtis).—Bury District, in nests of V. germanica and in fungi, in October (Tuck).—Several, dead, under damp bark of prostrate poplar, near Lakenheath, 21-9-96.

CLAVICORNIA. PSELAPHUS. 1. H e i s e i , Herbst. I have met with it in a chalk pit, near Barham, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Moss off stumps, Fritton (Paget).—In flood refuse, by the G i p p i n g ; in moss, at Hadleigh. TYCHUS. 1. N i g e r , Payk. Oulton Broad, in marsh hay, 12-98 (Bedwell).— Ipswich, common in flood refuse on the banks of the Gipping. BYTHINUS. 1. P u n c t i c o l l i s , Benny. Moss, at Beiton, in winter, common (Paget). 2. B u l b i f e r , Reich. In moss, at Beiton, in winter, common (Paget).— Several taken from a Stack of marsh hay, Oulton Broad, December 2Öth, 1898 (Bedwell). 3. C u r t i s i , Denny. Coddenham, in 1895 (Fox).—One, taken from flood refuse, at Oulton Broad, February i9th, 1898 (Bedwell). 4. S e c u r i g e r , Reich. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). BATRISUS. 1. V e n u s t u s , Reich. First discovered [Pin Britain] by the Rev. W. Kirby, who captured a specimen near Barham, in Suffolk (Denny). — M r . Kirby has taken it near Barham (Curtis).—Barham, Suffolk (F. Col.).—A single specimen, in an old stump, at Glemsford, 1897 (Waterhouse).


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BRYAXIS. 1. S a n g u i n e a , L. Moss, Belton, common (Paget). 2. F o s s u l a t a , Reich. Moss off stumps of trees, Fritton, April, rare (Paget).—One, at Bentley Woods, early in 1896, by sweeping. 3. H e l f e r i , Schmidt. One, at Felixstowe, 1896, at roots of grass by brackish stream. 4. J u n c o r u m , Leach. Moss, Belton, common (Paget).—Abundant, in one stack of marsh hay, February, 1898, Oulton Marshes (Bedwell). —I have subsequently swept it myself from reeds at Oulton Broad. TRICHONYX. i. M à r k e l i , Aub'e. Found by Miss Freeman under leaves in Aspall Woods, May, 1861 (Garneys : this is probably the specimen referred to in F. Col.). TRIMIUM. i. B r e v i c o r n e , Reich. A few specimens have been taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). BIBLOPORUS. i. B i c o l o r , Denny. It has been captured in Suffolk by the Rev. W. ICirby (Ste. Illus.). EUPLECTUS.1 1. S i g n a t u s , Reich. Found in the neighbourhood of Barham by the Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.).—A pair capture near Barham (Denny). 2. N a n u s , Reich. (Kirby i, Wat.). Captured by Kirby in the neighbourhood of Barham (Denny). NEURAPHES. 1. E l o n g a t u l u s , Miill. Hedge moss, Bradwell, rare (Paget).—Bentley Woods, rare. 2. A n g u l a t u s , Miill. Glemsford, 1897 (Waterhouse).—One, in flood refuse from banks of the Gipping, March, 1897. 3. R u b i c u n d u s , Muls. By evening sweeping, at Glemsford, in 1897 (Waterhouse). 4. S p a r s h a l l i , Detmy. One specimen, taken among bracken refuse in Bentley Woods, in December, 1898. SCYDM^NUS. t. S c u t e l l a r i s , Miill. Rare, on Gorton Cliffs (Elliott).—In sand pits, at Ipswich, in 1897. 2. C o l l a r i s , Miill. Oulton Broad, in marsh hay (Bedwell).—Not rare, in the Ipswich District, in moss. 3. P u s i l l u s , Miill. Moss, Belton and Fritton, common (Paget). EUCONNUS. i. D e n t i c o r n i s , Miill. It (the female) has been taken at Barham by Rev. W. Kirby (Denny).—Under leaves, on the race-course, at Bedingfield, in April, 1861, and, again, in April, 1862 (Garneys).— By evening sweeping, at Glemsford, 1897 (Waterhouse). i E. sanguineus, Denny, should ere long be found in Suffolk by evening sweeping, a n d E. Mots., also, beneath the bark of felled trees.

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EUMICRUS. i. T a r s a t u s , Müll. Eye District (Tyrer).—In stacks of marsh hay, Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich, uncommon. EUTHEIA. i. S c h a u m i , Kies. Felixstowe [Waterhouse] (F. Col.).—One, under a brick, in the Little Blakenham chalk pits, 22-3-98.

1.

1. 2.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

CEPHENNIUM. T h o r a c i c u m , Müll. Moss, at Belton, rare (Paget).—Taken at Bedingfield, in April, 1862 (Garneys). — Bentley VVoods, rare, in bracken refuse. CLAMBUS. P u b e s c e n s , Redt. By Rev. W. Kirby, who captured it at Barham (Ste. Illus.). A r m a d i l l o , De G. In flood refuse, on banks of the Gipping, in 1897. AGATHIDIUM. A t r u m , Payk. One, in moss, at Bentley Woods, 10-3-95 (Baylis). S e m i n u l u m , L. One, on a felled pine, in Bentley Woods, 27-6-96. L a e v i g a t u m , Er. Sparingly, in sand pits, at Foxhall, August, 1896. M a r g i n a t u m , Sturm. In sand pits, Bentley Woods. Flood refuse, by Gipping ; Trimley Marshes ; Foxhall, etc. V a r i a n s , Beck. In l'ungi, at Tostock, 1896 (Tuck). R o t u n d a t u m , Gyll. Bentley Woods, 27-6-96, in a sand pit. N i g r i n u m , Sturm. One, swept at dusk, Bentley Woods, 12-10-95 [v. Ent. Rec. vii. p 183].

AMPHICYLLIS. 1. G l o b u s , F. One specimen, swept in a marshy place, near the Waveney, at Herringfleet, on 7-6-97 (Bedwell). ANISOTOMA.1 Mr. Kirby has taken it, I have heard, in Suffolk

1. C i n n a m o m e a , Er. (Curtís). 2. D u b i a , Kug. Aldeburgh (Crutwell). 3. C a l c a r a t a , ü > . Foxhall (Elliott).—Bentley Woods; Knights'Dales, Ipswich, etc. COLENIS. 1. D e n t i p e s , Gyll. One, at Coddenham, swept from hedge bottom, near Shrubland Park, 4-6-97. AGARICOPHAGUS. 1. C e p h a l o t e s , Schmidt.

Bury District, in fungi, 1896 (Tuck).

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HYDNOBIUS. i. P u n c t a t i s s i m u s , Steph. One, swept, Session Heath, Brandon, September, 1896 [v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 10]. NECROPHORUS. 1. H u m a t o r , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).— Ipswich District, common. 2. M o r t u o r u m F Lound Wood, in fungi (Paget). — Eye District (Tyrer).—Ipswich District, common. 3. V e s t i g a t o r , Heer. Mr. F. Smith took a large quantity at Lowestoft some years since (Power, Ent. 1865, p. 168).—Bury District (Tuck). —Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods and Belstead, never common. 4. R u s p a t o r , Er. Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District (Elliott).— Ipswich District, common ; Benacre Broad. 5. V e s p i l l o , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Great Glemham (Bloomfield). —Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods, very rare. NECRODES. I. L i t t o r a l i s , L. One, at Tuddenham, June or July, 1862 (Garneys).— Two or three from the neighbourhood of Battisford many years since (in coll. Baker). SILPHA. 1. T r i s t i s , III. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Very rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bury District, 1897 (Tuck).—Beccles, under willow bark, in winter, 1891. 2. O b s c u r a , L. Aldboro' (Ste. Man.).—Suffolk (Curtis).—About Burgh Castle, uncommon (Paget).—Southwold, 1894 (Thouless). 3. Q u a d r i p u n c t a t a , L. Bentley Woods, beaten from oak bushes (Elliott).—Bentley Woods and Holbrook Park, not common. 4. O p a c a , T. " Aldeburgh, Suffolk," Rev. F. W. Hope (Ste. Illus.).— T h e beautiful specimen figured, I took out of a dead bird, which I found in Suffolk, in April (Curtis). 5. T h o r a c i c a , L. Fritton and Lound, in fungi, somewhat common (Paget). — Battisford (in coll. Baker). — Barnby Broad (Elliott).— Bentley Woods and Raydon Wood, common. 6. R u g o s a , L. Fritton (Paget).—Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Thetford Warren ; Ipswich District, common ; Raydon Wood. 7. S i n u a t a , F. Fritton (Paget).—Thetford Warren ; Ipswich District, common ; Little Blakenham, etc. 8. D i s p a r , Herbst. Very rare, near Bungay (Garneys). 9. L a e v i g a t a , F. Lanes, at Fritton, common (Paget).—Bury District (Tuck). 10. A t r a t a , L. Eye District, 14-3-60 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).— Oulton Broad and Herringfleet (Bedwell). — Ipswich District, common ; Beccles. Var. b r u n n e a , Herbst. Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich District, common.


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CHOLEVA.1 A n g u s t a t a , F. Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—One, at Oulton Broad, in May, 1898 (Bedwell).—Ipswich. C i s t e l o i d e s , Froehl. Bury District (Tuck).—Foxhall and Ipswich, uncommon. A g i l i s , III. O n e i , at Oulton Broad, in 1898 (Bedwell).—Ipswich District ; Little Blakenham chalk pits, Freston, etc. V e l o x , Spence. Southwold (Crutwell). — Bentley Woods, and in fungi at Martlesham, somewhat rare. N i g r i c a n s , Spence. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and germanica and in fungi (Tuck).—Bentley Woods, in fungi, and on the banks of the Orwell (1896) ; Felixstowe Cliffs, among Malva. M o r i o , F. Taken many years back, in Suffolk (Curtis, 1835).— Barnby Broad, in 1898 (Elliott).—Ipswich, in a dead dog, 8-4-95, r a r e G r a n d i c o l l i s , Er. Ipswich, 18-6-79 (Walker).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).—Bentley Woods, 20-9-97. N i g r i t a , Er. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris ( Fuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Foxhall and Bentley Woods. T r i s t i s , Fanz. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).— Ipswich District, common. K i r b y i , Spence. Taken in plenty, in a chalk pit, at Little Blakenham, in September, 1821 (Ste. Illus.). — Bury District (Tuck).— Ipswich District, three, in 1894; Bentley Woods, 12-4-95, u n " common. C h r y s o m e l o i d e s , Pam. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—On banks at Thetford Warren (Curtis).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck). —Lakenheath Warren ; Ipswich District, common. F u m a t a , Spence. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bentley Woods, and in fungi, at Foxhall. W a t s o n i , Speme. Bury District, in nests of V. sylvestris and in fungi (Tuck). — Fritton, August, 1891 (Butler). — Lakenheath Warren, common, in a dead rabbit (Elliott).—Bentley Woods and Wherstead. PTOMAPHAGUS.

i. S e r i c e u s , F. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Bury District, in nests of B. venustus and agrorum (Tuck).—Ipswich District, not uncommon ; Southwold, etc. HISTER. 1. U n i c o l o r , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Tuddenham St. Mary (Tomlin). —Bentley Woods, 1893. 2. C a d a v e r i n u s , Hoff. Bury District (Tuck). — Ipswich District, common ; Clare. 3. S u c c i c o l a , Thorns. Bentley Woods (Baylis).—Ipswich District, not uncommon. 4. M a r g i n a t u s , Er. Bury District, one in flood refuse, March, 1893 (Tuck).—Barren Heath, one at roots of oak, 24-11-94, while digging for pupae of Lepidoptera [v. Ent. Ree. vi. p. 118]. i W e possess but few of the r a r e r species, of which the commonest, perhaps, is C. Spence, said to be found among dead leaves in woods.

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5. C a r b o n a r i u s , III. Foxhall, 30-5-96, probably common. 6. B i s s e x s t r i a t u s , F. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Rare, near Bungay (Garneys). 7. 1 2 - s t r i a t u s , Sehr. One specimen, at Oulton Broad, in February, 1898 (Bedwell).—One, beneath stones, on Foxhall Plateau, May, 1898. CARCINOPS. i. M i n i m a , Aubé. Bury District, in nest of B. sylvarum, 1897 (Tuck, v. Trans. Norfolk Nat. Soc. vi. p. 420). DENDROPHILUS. i. P y g m s e u s , L. T h e only example I have hitherto seen of this species was taken by the late Rev. R. Sheppard out of the head of a snake, at Nacton, in Suffolk, and is in Mr. Kirby's cabinet (Ste. Illus. vol. I I I . p. 159).—Found in the head of a dead snake, at Nacton, near Ipswich, in 1805, by the Rev. Revett Sheppard, in honour of whom it has received its name [Sheppardi, Kirby] (Curtis). GNATHONCUS. i. N a n n e t e n s i s , Mars. Taken at Coddenham, in 1895 (Fox).— I believe I sent a specimen of this insect to Mr. W. W. Esam some years ago from the Ipswich District. SAPRINUS.1 1. N i t i d u l u s , Payk. Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). — Bury District (Tuck).—Southwold (Crutwell). —Herringfleet (Bedwell). —Ipswich District, common ; Felixstowe. 2. - f f i n e u s , F Bury District (Tuck).—Felixstowe (Walker).—Bentley Woods (Elliott).—Ipswich District, common. 3. I m m u n d u s , Gyll. Taken at the mouth of the Orwell, in September, by Mr. Waterhouse (Ent. Ann., 1859, p. 140).—Felixstowe, June, 1896 (Elliott).—Southwold and Kessingland (Crutwell).—Felixstowe, uncommon. 4. V i r e s c e n s , Payk. One, swept from hedge bottom, Belstead, 17-5-97. 5. R u g i f r o n s , Payk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus ).—Bury District (Tuck).—Lowestoft (F. Col.).—Felixstowe, June, 1896 (Elliott).— Kessingland (Crutwell). — Bentley Woods, 1895 ; Felixstowe, common. 6. M a r i t i m u s , Steph. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—[It is recorded by Fowler from Harwich], TERETRIUS. i. P i c i p e s , F. Rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—Formerly near Bungay by Mr. Garneys (Ent. Ann., 1865, p. 40). A B R I E U S .

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i. G l o b o s u s , Hoff. Bury District, in fungi, 1896 (Tuck).—One, in a sod, at base of a willow in the Brandon Marshes, September, 1896. 1 S. metallicus of Ste. Man., r e c o r d e d f r o m c a r c a s e s on the coasts of Suffolk, p r o b a b l y * rugi/rons, P a y k ; t h e t r u e metallicus, H e r b s t , has, however, been found on t h e Norfolk coast. 2 A n o t h e r c o m m o n species is Acritus minutus, H e r b s t , which will probably be found in h o t - b e d s a n d forcing-frames in Suffolk.


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ONTHOPHILUS. i. S t r i a t u s , F. Rare, near Bungay (Gameys, Ent. Ann., 1865, p. 40).— Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich, uncommon. SCAPHIDIUM. i. Q u a d r i m a c u l a t u m , 01. Suffolk (Curtis). — By Mr. Baylis and myself, rarely, in old stumps, in Bentley Woods, 1895. SCAPHISOMA. 1. A g a r i c i n u m , L. Several, under logs of wood, near Lakenheath ; in fungi, Foxhall and Bentley Woods ; on the banks of the Gipping. 2. B o l e t i , Panz. Bury District (Tuck).—Dodnash Wood, apparently uncommon. TRICHOPTERYX. [N.B.—Whether any one in Europe, since the death of Rev. A. Matthews, is able to name members of this genus I am unable to say. But most certainly I cannot do so myself, and those gentlemen to whom I have applied for assistance have courteously declined to undertake so tremendous a responsibility ! I have no reason to suppose any of the names here given are at all correct, but simply insert them because I can see that the species so-called differ somewhat inter se. I am, however, certainly of the opinion that there are at least eight species from Suffolk in my collection.] 1. ? L a t a , Mots. Common, in many places about Ipswich, in bracken and flood refuse ; Oulton Broad. 2. ? S e m i n i t e n s , Matth. Occurred with 1 fascicularis, Herbst, in moss, at Ipswich, once. 3. ? F a s c i c u l a r i s , Herbst. Apparently somewhat common at Bentley Woods, Sproughton and Ipswich ; one, at Brandon, in September. 4. ? L o n g u l a , Matth. One, which Mr. Champion thinks may be this species, in the nest of Formica rufa, in Bentley Woods. 5. ? S e r i c a n s , Heer. Common, in rejectamenta of the Gipping, early in 1897 ; Mr. Tuck took one from a fungus at Tostock, in 1897, which Mr. Newbery referred doubtfully to this species. 6. S p . 6. One, from among flood refuse, at Sproughton, in March, 1897. 7. S p . 7. Common, in horse dung, in a low-lying meadow, at Foxhall, in September, 1898. 8. S p . 8. One, at the base of a willow, on the banks of the Little Ouse, at Brandon, in September, 1896. PTENIDIUM.1 1. ? F u s c i c o r n e , Er. One, from moss, at Bentley Woods, 12-12-96. 2. L a e v i g a t u m , Gyll. One, in moss, Hadleigh, 20-3-97. 3. E v a n e s c e n s , Marsh. Two, from fungus in an old elm, February, 1898, Bury District (Tuck). I Uillidium trisukatum, Aubé, should occur ; it is widely distributed in hot-beds and forcingframes, a n d has, I expect, been overlooked.


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4. A t o m a r o i d e s , Mots. Taken by Mr. Crotch [near Brandon, in Suffolk, as Mr. Matthews believes] (New to Britain ; Ent. Ann., 1872, p. 63). 5. ? W a n k o w i e z i i , Matth. In moss, from a brickfield, at Ipswich, 30-1-96. ORTHOPERUS.1 1. A t o m u s , Gyll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Two, beaten from spruce fir, Bentley, 9-4-97, perhaps not uncommon. 2. A t o m a r i u s , Heer. Found under rotten wood, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). CORYLOPHUS.2 i. C a s s i d i o i d e s , Marsh. A few in flood refuse on the banks of the Gipping, 9-2-97 ; and in rejectamenta, at Oulton Broad, in May, 1898. SUBCOCCINELLA.3 i. 2 4 - p u n c t a t a , L. Fritton (Butler).—Occasionally, by the Orwell and Gipping ; Henstead, etc. ; not uncommon. HIPPODAMIA. 1. 1 3 - p u n c t a t a , Z. Rarely, near Bungay (Garneys, Ent. Ann., 1865, p. 40).—Suffolk, in flood refuse, abundant [W. Garneys] (F. Col.).— Ipswich : swept on the banks of the Gipping, 7-10-95. 2. V a r i e g a t a , Goeze. Bury District (Tuck).—Thetford Warren (Elliott). —Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common. ANISOSTICTA. i. 1 9 - p u n c t a t a , L. Rarely, near Bungay (Garneys).—Banks of the Orwell, common at one spot ; Rev. E. N. Bloomfield and myself found it somewhat commonly at Easton Broad, July, 1896. Trimley Marshes ; Covehithe. ADALIA. 1. O b l i t e r a t a , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Thetford Warren (Elliott). —Belstead, Bentley Woods and Foxhall. 2. B i p u n c t a t a , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Thetford Warren (Elliott). —Ipswich District, common ; Sudbury District. MYSIA. i. O b l o n g o g u t t a t a , L. Rarely, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bentley Woods, common periodically. ANATIS. i. O c e l l a t a , L. Gorleston Cliffs, rare (Paget).—Scarce, near Bungay (Garneys).—Thetford Warren (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, on Pinus. i Kirby created O. piceum, truncatum and átomos, which w e r e only known from Suffolk, a Sericoderus lateralis, Gyll., quite certainly occurs, though it is unrecorded ; in Nofolk, it is somewhat local in vegetable refuse. 3 F o r notes on the Coccincllidec of the Ipswich District, v. N a t . Jour. iv. p. 47, a n d vi. p. 60.


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COCCI N E L L A. 1. 1 0 - p u n c t a t a , Z. Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). — Bury District (Tuck).—Corton (Butler).—Thetford Warren (Elliott). — Ipswich District, c o m m o n ; Tostock; Stowmarket; Barnby Broad and Corton. 2. H i e r o g l y p h i c a , Z. Thetford Warren (Elliott).—One, swept from a ditch, Foxhali, August, 1896. 3. 1 1 - p u n c t a t a , Z. Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District; Ipswich District, common ; Tostock. 4. S e p t e m p u n c t a t a , Z. Bury District (Tuck).—Herringfleet and Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Brandon, Ipswich and Sudbury Districts. HALYZIA. 1. 1 6 - g u t t a t a , Z. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Eye District, June, 1860 (Tyrer).—Rarely, near Bungay (Garneys). 2. 1 4 - g u t t a t a , Z. Bury District (Tuck).—Lound Wood, common (Paget).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Thetford Warren (Elliott).—Barnby Broad ; Ipswich District, common. 3. 1 8 - g u t t a t a , Z. Capta prope Barton; D. Sheppard (Marsham).— Thetford Warren (Elliott).—Barnby Broad and Corton. Ipswich District, common on Pinus sylvestris. 4. C o n g l o b a t a , Z. (14-punctata, L ) . Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).— Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common ; Walberswick. 5. 2 2 - p u n c t a t a , Z. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Tostock ; Brandon, Sudbury and Ipswich Districts, common. MICRASPIS. I. 1 2 - p u n c t a t a , Z. Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Brandon, Sudbury and Ipswich Districts, common ; Hadleigh. SCYMNUS.1 1. P u l c h e l l u s , Herbst. There were two examples in Kirby's collection without localities, under the name of Coccinella bisbipunctata, Marsham. The only other British record was that of a single specimen from Kent (Ent. Ann., 1864, p. 72). Rediscovered at Coddenham by Mr. Fred Fox in May, 1894, upon Pinus sylvestris. " I have taken between 200 and 300 specimens since discovering its whereabouts" (Fox, Nat. Journ., July, 1896).—Mr. Fox died on 18th May, 1897, and there is every probability that the above locality is lost with him. I know of no one in whose company he took pulchellus, nor if anyone knows the spot. 2. N i g r i n u s , Kug. One, by sweeping beneath Pinus sylvestris, Brandon, 17-9-96 (Elliott). 3. P y g m a e u s , Fourc. On firs ; Suffolk ; June (Ste. Man.).—Oulton Broad, July, 1898 (Bedwell).—Bramford, September, 1895 > Henstead Marshes, August, 1898. i S. hämorrhoidalis, on the Suffolk hedges.

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4. F r o n t a l i s , F. Ipswich, 18-6-79 (Walker).—Bentley Woods and Freston ; flood refuse on the banks of the Gipping. 5. S u t u r a l i s , Thunb. (discoideus, 111 ). Bury District (Tuck).—Occasionally beaten from Finns sylvestris, Bentley Woods and Ipswich. 6. L i m b a t u s , Steph. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus., quoted by Fowler). 7. C a p i t a t u s , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District, September, 1896; Wherstead, May, 1896; and Foxhall. CHILOCORUS. 1. S i m i l i s , Rossi. Lound Heath, common (Paget).—Not far from Eye, in 1864, by Miss Freeman (Ent. Ann., 1865, p. 40).—Aspall Wood, by Miss S. Freeman, and Beddingfield, in 1864 (Garneys).— Bury District (Tuck). — Bentley Woods and Bramford ; Barnby Broad. 2. B i p u s t u l a t u s , III. Gorton, 11-6-98 (Bedwell).—Two, swept from Erica tetralix, Bixley Heath, September, 1897; beneath pine bark in winter, Brightwell Heath. EXOCHOMUS. i. Q u a d r i p u s t u l a t u s , L. Lound Wood, common (Paget).—Bury District (Tuck).—Very abundant, in wet and dry places, upon a variety of herbage and trees, from Thetford to Lakenheath, September, 1896 (Elliott, v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 10).—Felixstowe, somewhat rare. RHIZOBIUS. i. L i t u r a , F Bury District (Tuck).—Herringfleet and Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Many melanic varieties, at Brandon, September, 1896 ; Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common ; Southwold ; Stowmarket ; Lowestoft, etc. COCCIDULA. 1. R u f a , Herbst. Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Bury District (Tuck).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Brandon, Ipswich and Sudbury Districts ; Tostock ; Southwold. 2. S c u t e l l a t a , Herbst. Kessingland, 26-7-98 (Bedwell).—Wherstead, on the banks of the Orwell, one, swept from dead reeds, September, 1896 ; Walberswick (several) and Easton Broad, near Southwold, July, 1896. SYMBIOTES. i. L a t u s , Redt. At Bungay, by Mr. Garneys (Ent. Ann., 1863, p. 115).— One specimen, from the Boletus of the elm, at Earsham, in October (Garneys' coll.). MYCET.fl£A. i. H i r t a , Marsh. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus. and Man.).—One, in a wine cork, by Miss C. Freeman, at Beddingfield, 4-4-60 (in coll. Garneys). ALEXIA. i. P i l i f e r a , Milli.

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LYCOPERDINA. i. B o v i s t a e , F. One, swept at dusk, Bentley Woods, 19-10-95 [v. Ent. Ree. vii. p. 183]. ENDOMYCHUS. i. C o c c i n e u s , Z. Larvae, in considerable numbers, in plantations of Rougham Old Hall, of Philip Bennet, Esq. " I once found a specimen in Suffolk" (Curtis). — Bury District (Tuck). — Several, under bark of a dead tree, Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, 3-3-94 (Baylis). —Bentley Woods, on sugar, rare [v. Nat. Jour. iii. p. 135 ; Ent. Ree. vi. pp. 115 and 117]. DACNE. 1. H u m e r a l i s , F Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in fungi (Tuck). 2. R u f i f r o n s , F Found in Suffolk, in fungi (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Several, from fungi, at Tostock, 17-6-96. TRIPLAX. 1. R u s s i c a , Z. A few, in old fungi on elm, Eye District, 21-6-60 (Tyrer).—Bentley and Stoke-by-Nayland (Harwood).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bury District, in fungi, on a chestnut (Tuck).—One, at base of an oak, Barren Heath, Ipswich, 12-9-93 (Baylis).—Barnby Broad. 2. / E n e a , Schall. Stoke-by-Nayland (Harwood). C Y R T O T R I P L AX. i. B i p u s t u l a t a , F Bury District, in fungi (Tuck). — From moss, Bentley Woods, 23-3-95. PHALACRUS. 1. C o r r u s c u s , Payk. Bury District (Tuck).—Kessingland (Crutwell). —Brandon, Ipswich and Sudbury Districts ; Southwold, etc. Common everywhere. 2. S u b s t r i a t u s , Gyll> Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 3. C a r i c i s , Sturm. Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker). — Kessingland (Crutwell).—Brandon, September, 1896 ; Ipswich, local, in one spot only ; on reeds, at Nayland and Great Cornard. OLIBRUS. 1. C o r t i c a l i s , Panz. Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District (Elliott).— Oulton Broad and Mutford Wood (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Dodnash Wood ; Sudbury District. 2. i E n e u s , F. Southwold (Tomlin).—Ipswich, rather common (Elliman).—Brandon, Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common ; Stowmarket, etc. 3. B i c o l o r , F. On oak, Bentley Woods, 23-3-95. 1 If Canon Fowler had not taken the species at Hunstanton, I should have omitted this record, but, since it occurs in Norfolk, there is no reason why this variety should not have been taken by the older Suffolk collectors.


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4. M i l l e f o l i i , Payk. " T a k e n in flowers of Achillea millefolium, in June, 1804, near Barham," Marsham MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—On Achillea millefolium (flowers), near Halesworth (Ste. Man.).—Common, at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker). 5. P y g m a e u s , Sturm. On furze, in Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Two, at Ipswich, 18-6-79 (Walker).—Foxhall (Elliott).—A few, by sweeping Achillea millefolium, at Brandon, September, 1896 ; not very common in the Ipswich District. EUSTILBUS. 1. T e s t a c e u s , Pans. Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Bury District, in nests of V. germanica (Tuck).—Brandon District (Elliott).—Ipswich District, common ; Southwold ; Hadleigh. 2. A t o m a r i u s , Z. Bungay and Ditchingham, Suffolk (F. Col.).— Brandon, September, 1896 ; probably occurs, with the preceding, about Ipswich. 3. O b l o n g u s , Er. A few, in the Brandon District, September, 1896 ; Oulton Broad. MICROPEPLUS. 1. P o r c a t u s , Payk. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— I once took several from a paling, near Barham, Suffolk (Curtis).—One, in the meadows at Bungay, in August, 1859 (in coll. Garneys). 2. S t a p h y l i n o i d e s , Marsh. One, in nest of B. terrestris, at Tostock, in 1897 (Tuck).—One, swept at Dodnash Woods, September, 1897. 3. M a r g a r i t a e , Duv. Taken, rarely, by sifting marsh hay, at Oulton Broad, in December, 1898 (Bedwell).—A few, swept from base of a faggot stack, in a fir wood, at Brandon, September, 1896. CERCUS. 1. P e d i c u l a r i u s , L. Common, at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).— Bury District (Tuck). 2. B i p u s t u l a t u s , Payk In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich District ; Foxhall and Sproughton ; Sudbury District, common. 3. R u f i l a b r i s , Latr. Ipswich, 18-6-79 (Walker).—Abundant, on reeds at Walberswick, July, 1897 ; Foxhall ; Lowestoft District. BRACHYPTERUS. t. G r a v i d u s , III. On Linaria, in Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker). — Bentley, June, 1896 (Elliott). — Ipswich District, not uncommon. 2. P u b e s c e n s , Er. Bury District (Tuck).—Belton ; Lowestoft, Brandon, Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common. 3. U r t i c a e , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Herringfleet and Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Brandon, Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common ; Southwold ; Tostock.

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EPUR®A.i 1. JE s t i v a , L. Found in Suffolk, in flowers (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum, sylvarum, derhamellus, terrestris, lapidarius and latreillellus, " I once took upwards of 50 in a nest of the last ; " and in fungi (Tuck).—Southwold ; Sudbury and Ipswich Districts, common. 2. M e l i n a , Er. One, at Bentley Woods. 27-7-94. 3. D e l e t a , Er. Under bark, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 4. O b s o l e t a , ^ Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).— Bentley Woods, 27-6-96. 5. P u s i l l a , Er. Bury District (Tuck). — Bentley Woods, common periodically. OMOSIPHORA. i. L i m b a t a , F. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in fungi on elm, in May (Tuck). One, taken at Oulton Broad, in October, 1898 (Bedwell). MICRURULA. i. M e l a n o c e p h a l a , Marsh. Found in Suffolk, beneath bark of trees (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich [Belstead Road], May, 1896; and at Barren Heath, July, 1896. NITIDULA. 1. B i p u s t u l a t a , L. Bury District, in fungi (Tuck). — Herringfleet (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common. 2. R u f i p e s , L. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich, in a dead dog, April, 1895 ; Bentley Woods, in old sheep bones, 21-3-96 ; Trimley Marshes, in rotten fish. 3. Q u a d r i p u s t u l a t a , F. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Felixstowe and Bentley Woods, singly; one, in a dead seagull, Benacre Broad, 21st July, 1896 ; Trimley Marshes. 4. F l e x u o s a , F. Capta prope Woodbridge, Suffolcia, copiose. D. Lathbury (Marsham). SORONIA. 1. P u n c t a t i s s i m a , 111. Bury District (Tuck).—Common, in Cossus' infected ash, on the Belstead Road, Ipswich (Baylis). — Bentley Woods, Bramford and Tostock, in Cossus' borings. 2. G r í s e a , L. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District (Tyrer).— Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods, common, in Cossus' burrows ; Tostock. OMOSITA. 1. C o l o n , L. Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum (Tuck).—Corton (Butler).—Ipswich (Walker).—Ipswich and Bentley Woods, not rare. 2. D i s c o i d e a , F. Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum and sylvarum (Tuck).—Ipswich and Bentley Woods ; Sudbury, common. i E. florea. Er., is'nearly certain to be found in Suffolk by sweeping Spirerà vinaria, in July and August ; and, though with rather less certainty, E. parvula, Sturm, beneath the bark of faggots, especially beech, in.woods.


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POCADIUS. i. F e r r u g i n e u s , F. Bury District, in fungi, 1896 (Tuck).—Common, at Foxhall, in Boleti in a fir wood, in June. PRIA. i. D u l c a m a r a e , Scop. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).— Foxhall and Bentley Woods, banks of the Orwell ; not uncommon. Lavenham ; Barnby, and Benacre Broads. MELIGETHES. 1. R u f i p e s , Gyll. Bury District (Tuck).—Stanstead (Elliott).—Tostock, Sproughton and Bentley Woods ; Sudbury District 2. L u m b a r i s , Sturm. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).— Ipswich and Great Blakenham. 3. j E n e u s , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Ipswich District, common ; Whitton, Dodnash Wood, etc. ; Brandon District ; Tostock ; Sudbury District. Var. c c e r u l e u s , Steph. Bury District (Tuck).—Dodnash Woods. 4. V i r i d e s c e n s , F Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). — Brandon District; Ipswich District, not u n c o m m o n ; Southwold. 5. D i f f i c i l i s , Heer. Bentley Woods, 1895 ; two, at Nayland, 28-5-98. 6. M e m n o n i u s , Sproughton; Bentley Woods, Bramford, Ipswich and Foxhall, common. 7. B r u n n i c o r n i s , Sturm. Sproughton, Bentley Woods, Bramford, Ipswich and Foxhall, singly. 8. P e d i c u l a r i u s , Gyll. Two, in dandelion flowers, at Aldeburgh, 15-6-96. 9. U m b r o s u s , Sturm. One, swept from a hedge, at Barham, 5-9-96. 0. O v a t u s , Sturm. Suffolk (F. Col.).—Ipswich, rare. 1. P i c i p e s , Sturm. Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich District, common ; Corton ; Southwold ; Sudbury District. Abundant. 2. S e r r i p e s , Gyll. Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker). 3. M u r i n u s , Er. Brandon District, not uncommon, September, 1896 ; Little Blakenham chalk pits, on Echium, August ; Burgh Castle. 4. O b s c u r u s , Er. Brandon District ; Bentley Woods, common ; Foxhall. 5. E r y t h r o p u s , Gyll. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).

i. L u t e u s , F.

CYCHRAMUS. Bentley Woods, common in flowers of Lonicera, etc. CRYPTARCHA.

1. S t r i g a t a , B e n t l e y Woods, common in Cossus' borings ; commoner than the following. 2. I m p e r i a l i s , F. Bentley Woods, in Cossus' burrows, in 1895, local. PITYOPHAGUS. i. F e r r u g i n e u s , F From bark of felled pines, Foxhall Wood, only found once, 20-5-94.


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Occurs in several bakers' shops in Ipswich.

ORTHOCERUS. i. M u t i c u s , Z. " Lowestoft, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).— Four, at Felixstowe, June, 1879 (Walker). [Both quoted by Fowler]. CERYLON. i. H i s t e r o i d e s , F. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Lound Wood, in stumps (Paget).—Herringfleet (Bedwell).—Claydon, under aspen bark, and Bentley Woods, in stumps of long-felled birches.

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RHIZOPHAGUS. C r i b r a t u s , Gyll. Bury District, in fungi (Tuck). Depressus, F Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bentley Woods, periodically common. P e r f o r a t u s , Er. Moss, at Fritton, common (Paget).—Ipswich (F. Col.) This is, perhaps, based upon Mr. J. J. Walker's capture here in June, 1879, but in his MS. List this species is marked with a query. P a r a l l e l o c o l l i s , Er. One, among chips of wood, at Great Blakenham, in June [w. E.M.M., 1897, p. 265]. F e r r u g i n e u s , Payk. Under bark of felled pine, and in a nest of V. vulgaris, Foxhall, decidedly uncommon. B i p u s t u l a t u s , F. Rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Brandon District ; Ipswich District, common beneath dead bark.

LJEMOPHLŒUS. I. F e r r u g i n e u s , Steph. Bury District, in fungi, in August, and in nest of V. germanica, 1896 (Tuck).—Wherstead and Dodnash Wood, uncommon. PSAMMŒCHUS. i. B i p u n c t a t u s , F. Foxhall and Sproughton, somewhat common, in flood refuse and by sweeping reeds. I wonder Kirby does not record this, since he must have taken it by the Gipping. HYPOCOPRUS. t. L a t h r i d i o i d e s , Mots. Found very rarely, by Mr. Crotch, under cow dung in a sandy field, at Brandon, Suffolk ([New to Britain ; Pro. Ent. Soc., 19th November, 1866], Ent. Ann., 1867, p. 75). MONOTOMA.1 i. P i c i p e s , Herbst. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bramford and Bentley Woods, somewhat rare. i M. quadricollis, Aubé, is a widely distributed a n d often common species ; it should be sought among haystack refuse.


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2. L o n g i c o l l i s , Gyll. " T a k e n in Suffolk, in May, by Mr. Kirby," Marsham MSS. (Ste. Illus.). (NOTE.—In Mr. Garneys' diary, Aglenus brunneus, Gyll., is recorded, probably erroneously, from Beddingfield, in April, 1861. This species is found somewhat commonly in Germany and Italy, in greenhouses, under beech bark, etc., but does not appear to have yet occurred in Britain, though it is quite possible the above may have been an importation. I know of no indigenous specimen). i. 1 2 - s t r i a t u s , Mull.

ANOMMATUS. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).

L A T H RI DI US. 1. L a r d a r i u s , De G. Oulton Broad, June, 1898 (Bedwell).—On banks of the Gipping, by sweeping reeds, etc., uncommon. 2. A n g u l a t u s , Humm. Two, sent to me from Tostock, recently captured, by Mr. W. H . Tuck, on 9-11-96. CONINOMUS. i. N o d i f e r , IVestw. Bury .District, in nests of B. lapidarius and V. vulgaris (Tuck).— Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common in refuse, and by beating faggots, etc. ENICMUS. 1. M i n u t u s , L. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). —Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Bury District, in nests of B. lapidarius and muscorum, and of V. crabro (Tuck).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common. 2. T r a n s v e r s u s , Ol. Bury District (Tuck).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Dunwich ; Felixstowe, etc.

1. R u f i c o l l i s , Marsh. 2. E l o n g a t a , Curt. December, 1898.

CARTODERE. In plenty, in moss, in Suffolk (Curtis). Rare, in bracken refuse, in Bentley Woods,

CORTICARIA. 1. P u b e s c e n s , Gyll. From moss, Eye District, 4-4-60 (Tyrer).— Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—On the window of my study, Ipswich. 2. D e n t i c u l a t a , Gyll. Occasionally, at Ipswich, in moss, etc. ; Southwold ; Oulton Broad. 3. ? S e r r a t a , Payk. One doubtful specimen, Ipswich, in an old collection of Lepidoptera, April, 1898. 4. E l o n g a t a , Humm. Assington Thicks ; Foxhall and Sproughton, uncommon. MELANOPHTHALMA.1 i. G i b b o s a , Herbst. Brandon District (Elliott).—Ipswich District, common ; Southwold ; Lowestoft, etc. 1 T h e common and widely distributed Af. julvipes, caria. etc., on the coast.

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2. F u s c u l a , Humm. Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Brandon District (Elliott).—Ipswich, etc., common. i. C a r i c i s , Ol.

TELMATOPHILUS. Common, in marshy places, throughout the county.

ANTHEROPHAGUS. 1. N i g r i c o r n i s , F. Brandon (Walker).—Bury District, in nests of B. latreillellus, lerrestris and lapidarius (Tuck). — Herringfleet (Butler).—Rather common ; Ipswich, Foxhall, Bentley and Raydon Woods. 2. P a l l e n s , Gyll. Eye District (Tyrer).—Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum, lapidarius and sylvarum (Tuck). 3. S i l a c e u s , Herbst. Southwold, July and August, 1877 (Saunders).— A Single example, at Nacton, in August, 1893 (Piffard). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

8. 9. 0. 1. 2. 3. 4.

CRYPTOPHAGUS. L y c o p e r d i , Herbst. Foxhall (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, not rare, in Lycoperdon bovista. S e t u l o s u s , Sturm. Bury District, in nests of two species of wasps and four of bees (Tuck).—In flood refuse, Ipswich. P i l o s u s , Gyll. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).— Bentley Woods, rarely, by sweeping. P u n c t i p e n n i s , Bris. Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum and hortorum (Tuck). S a g i n a t u s , Sturm. Found by Miss C. Freeman, in a wine cork, at Beddingfield, in November (in coli. Garneys).—Bury District, in nests of B. venustus (Tuck). U m b r a t u s , Er. Bury District, one specimen, in nest of B. latreillellus (Tuck). S c a n i c u s , Z. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and crabro, and of B. venustus and lapidarius (Tuck).—Occurs occasionally in Bentley Woods. Var. p a t r u e l i s , Sturm. I believe Mr. Tuck has also taken this from nests of B. lapidarius at Tostock. B a d i u s , Sturm. Bury District, in nest of V. crabro, 1896 (Tuck). D e n t a t u s , Herbst. Bentley W o o d s ; common, at base of haystack, Ipswich, etc. D i s t i n g u e n d u s , Sturm. Bury District, in nest of V. vulgaris, 1896 (Tuck). A c u t a n g u l u s , Gyll. Taken near Ipswich (Ste. Illus.).—Bawdsey, in the Golf Clubhouse, 26-6-94. C e l l a r i s , Scop. One specimen, taken at Sudbury, in 1898 (Ransom). A f f i n i s , Sturm. Three, swept at Southwold, July, 1897. P u b e s c e n s , Sturm. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris,germanica and rufa (Tuck).—Flood refuse, by the Gipping ; Ipswich ; and in nest of V. vulgaris, at Foxhall. MICRAMBE.

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ATOMARIA.1 1. N i g r i v e n t r i s , Steph. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Ipswich District, somewhat common, on the banks of the Gipping. 2. U m b r i n a , Er. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—One, in a sand pit, in Ipswich. 3. L i n e a r i s , Steph. Not rare, in the Ipswich District ; Sudbury, etc. 4. F u s c i p e s , Gyll. One, swept in the marshes near Lakenheath, September, 1896; Southwold; Long Melford ; uncommon. 5. P e l t a t a , Kr. Hitcham (Wollaston in Tr. Ent. Soc. N.S. iv., p. 70).— Suffolk (F. Col.).—Bury District, in nest of B. latreilleilus (Tuck). 6. N i g r i p e n n i s , Payk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 7. M u n d a , Er. Bentley Woods, rare. 8. F u s c a t a , Schon. Willow-moss, by the Gipping, February, 1895 (Baylis). — Bury District, in fungi, 1897 (Tuck). — Brandon, by sweeping, 1896 ; flood refuse by Gipping, 1897, not uncommon. 9. P u s i l l a , Payk. Found in Suffolk, near Barham, by Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.).—Flood refuse by the Gipping, and flying in the sun, at Barham. 0. A t r i c a p i l l a , Steph. Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Sproughton and Belstead ; Lowestoft ; flood refuse, Gipping ; Lavenham, etc. Our commonest species. 1. M e s o m e l a s , Herbst. Henstead Marshes ; Bramford ; Bentley Woods and Foxhall ; flood refuse by the Gipping, not uncommon ; Trimley Marshes, etc. 2. G u t t a , Steph. One, swept from low herbage, at Sudbury, on 29th May, 1898. 3. A p i c a l i s , Er. Rare, at Brandon, by sweeping, September, 1896. One, in flood refuse, Gipping, 4-3-97. 4. A n a l i s , Er. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus. and Man.).—Occasionally, on the banks of the Gipping. 5. R u f i c o r n i s , Marsh. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck).—Ipswich District, somewhat common, by sweeping reeds. E PHI S T E M US. 1. G l o b o s u s , Walt/. One, in flood refuse by the Gipping, 4-3-97. 2. G y r i n o i d e s , Marsh. Bury District (Tuck).—Not common in the Ipswich District ; Dunwich, etc. TYPHjEA. I. F u m a t a , Z. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bentley ; Lowestoft, Corton, Orford, etc. TRIPHYLLUS. 1. S u t u r a l i s , F. Bury District, in fungi, abundant (Tuck). 2. P u n c t a t u s , F In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Occasionally, in fungi, in December, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bury District, in fungi (Tuck). —Bentley Woods and Foxhall, in fungi, August. i T h e record of Myrmecoxenus

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MYCETOPHAGUS." 1. Q u a d r i p u s t u l a t u s , Z. Bury District, in fungi, common (Tuck).— Martlesham. 2. P i c e u s , F Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bramford, in fungi, rare. 3. A t o m a r i u s , F. Bury District, rarely, in fungi (Tuck). 4. P o p u l i , F. In numbers, at Coddenham, 1895 (Fox). 5. Q u a d r i g u t t a t u s , Müll. Bury District, in nest of V. vulgaris, and one, in elm fungus (Tuck). 6. M u l t i p u n c t a t u s , Helhv. Bury District, in fungi, common (Tuck). —Stoke-by-Nayland (Harwood). BYTURUS. j. S a m b u c i , Scop. Lavenham (Elliott).—On Rubus blossom, Ipswich and Great Blakenham, local. 2. T o m e n t o s u s , F. Corton (Butler).—Felixstowe (Walker). — Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Ipswich District, c o m m o n ; Tostock ; Sudbury District. DERMESTES. 1. V u l p i n u s , Z. Lowestoft (F. Col.).—Bramford and Bentley Woods, I8972. M u r i n u s , Z. In dead rats, on rabbit warrens, near Thetford (Curtis). —Common throughout the county: taken in the Eye District, in 1860, by Tyrer, and more recently about Bury, by Tuck ; at Herringfleet, by Bedwell ; at Raydon Wood, and abundantly about Ipswich, in trapped moles, etc., by myself. 3. L a r d a r i u s , Z. One, in Ipswich, and one, from a dead mole, at Bentley Woods (Baylis).—One, in a hedgehog, at Herringfleet (Bedwell).—Very abundant, in some home-cured bacon, in Sudbury, a few seasons ago (Ransom, 1898).—Never taken by myself. ATTAGENUS, i. P e l l i o , Z. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck). Oulton Broad, June, 1898 (Bedwell). — Ipswich, and from Mayblossom, at Belstead. TIRESIAS. i. S e r r a , F. Bred from larvse from an elm, 3-6-60, Eye District (Tyrer). —Sparingly, on Pirtus sylvestris, at Coddenham (Fox). ANTHRENUS. 1. P i m p i n e l l a e , F. Very rare in Britain; I believe it has been captured in Suffolk (Ste. Illus. vol. iii. p. 131).—Recorded by Stephens somewhat doubtfully from Suffolk (F. Col.).—This record certainly requires confirmation. 2. V a r i u s , F. Two or three, in an old collection of insects, Ipswich, 5-2-96. On umbels, Knights' Dales ; and twenty from a stuffed bird in Ipswich Museum, 12-6-94 [v. also Fast Anglian Daily Times, January, 7th, 1898]. i It is very probable that the local but widely distributed Litargus beech bark in Suffolk.

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3. M u s a e o r u m , L. Eye District (Tyrer).—Ipswich. 4. C l a v i g e r , Er. Ditchingham (F. C o l ) . — B u r y District (Tuck).— Tostock ; Claydon ; Southwold. i. H i r t u s , F.

TRINODES. Sparingly, at Coddenham, on Fi nus sylvestris (Fox).

SYNCALYPTA. 1. S p i n o s a , Rossi. " Taken in a chalk pit, at Blakenham, near Ipswich, by the Rev. W. Kirby," Marsham MSS. I (Stephens) found several specimens in a small chalk pit at Little Blakenham, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus. vol. iii. p. 138).—Suffolk (F. Col.). 2. H i r s u t a , Sharp. Taken on the coasts of Norfolk and Suffolk by Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus. vol. iii. p. 134. [De S. setigera, which probably refers to the present species]).—Suffolk (F. Col.). BYRRHUS. 1. P i l u l a , L. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer). —Belton, common (Paget).-—Ipswich, Bentley Woods and Felixstowe. Var. d e n n y i , Steph T h e beautiful species figured was found in a chalk pit, in Barham, Suffolk, in the spring of 1821, by Mr. H. Denny (Curtis). 2. F a s c i a t u s , F. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 3. D o r s a l i s , F. " Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, by Rev. R. Sheppard," Marsham MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Suffolk (F. Col.).—I was delighted to be able to confirm this old record by taking a specimen on the Foxhall Plateau [near the above locality] on the 13th May, 1898, beneath a stone. 4. M u r i n u s , F. " Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, by Rev. R. Sheppard," Marsham MSS. (Ste. Illus.). CYTILUS. i. V a r i u s , F. Pathways, Belton, rare (Paget).—Bentley Woods, somewhat common in moss and sand pits. SIMPLOCARIA.1 i. S e m i s t r i a t a , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District (Elliott). —Ipswich, Bentley Woods and Foxhall ; Southwold Beach ; flood refuse by the Gipping ; common. i. P y g m a e u s , (F. Col.).

F.

GEORYSSUS. In damp places in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.)—Suffolk

ELMIS. 1. ^ E n e u s , Miill. Bentley Woods (Elliott).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). — Foxhall and on banks of Gipping ; Belstead Brook, in various parts ; Bramford, etc. Common beneath submerged stones. 2. C u p r e u s , Miill. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys). i Limnichus pyi>m<rus, Sturm, will probably be found in d a m p moss. n u m b e r s on the cliffs at Cromer.

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LIMNIUS. t. T u b e r c u l a t u s , Miill. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Not uncommon, near Bungay (Garneys). — Little Blakenham chalk pit, Spring, 1896. PARNUS. 1. P r o l i f e r i c o r n i s , F. Southwold (Tomlin). — Ipswich and Little Blakenham, etc., very common. 2. A u r i c u l a t u s , Panz. Very rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—One, in pond, Little Blakenham chalk pits, September, 1895 (Elliott).— Oulton Broad, in rejectamenta (Bedwell).—Foxhall, under bark of old post standing in stream, February, 1896, and subsequently not rare in the Bramford Marshes. HETEROCERUS. 1. L a e v i g a t u s , Panz. Found in Suffolk (Ste. I l l u s . ) . — C o m m o n ; Ipswich and Bramford. 2. O b s o l e t u s , Curtis. " I have found it on salt marshes in Suffolk the beginning of May, at the sides of ditches running on the mud when the sun shone. It is the largest and darkest of the species, and densely clothed with short and dusky hair" (Curtis, B.E. pi. 224).— From moss, Eye District, 4-4-60 (Tyrer).—Felixstowe and Bawdsey, as recorded by Curtis ; common. I was much interested in finding this species, in, perhaps, its original locality. 3. F u s c u l u s , Kies. Ipswich, one dead, on pond.

LAMELLICORNIA. LUCANUS. i. C e r v u s , Z. Occasionally, in Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bury District, rare (Tuck). — Battisford, several (in coll. Baker). — Males and females, at Hill House, Belstead, several years ago (Allen).—Comparatively common, at Sproughton (Foster-Melliar).—Not uncommon about Ipswich. It also occurs near Clare ; see notes in East Anglian Daily Times for April 23rd, 1898. DORCUS. i. P a r a l l e l o p i p e d u s , Z. " Frostenden, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nest of B. lapidarius, in a wall (Tuck).—Higham, in 1880 (Cottam).—Battisford, several (in coll. Baker).—Several, at Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Many, in their burrows, in an old ash stump, at Foxhall, June, 1896 (Elliott).—On sugar, Ipswich and Greenwich Farm. SINODENDRON. i. C y l i n d r i c u m , Z. (in coll. Baker).

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COPRIS. i . L u n a r i s , L. I have found it at Bungay, in Suffolk, occasionally in abundance (Curtis).—One, in a street lamp, Ipswich, August, 1895, apparently attracted by the light [v. Ent. Ree. vii., p. 182]. ONTHOPHAGUS. 1. O v a t u s , I . Foxhall and Felixstowe (Elliott).—Palmer's Heath, Brandon ; local. 2. C c e n o b i t a , Herbst. " Southwold, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.). 3. V a c c a , L. Martlesham Heath ; Woodbridge, etc., May and J u n e (Ste. Man.).—One, in a flood, at Bungay, J u n e ist, 1860 (Garneys). 4. F r a c t i c o r n i s , Payk. Fritton Heath, very common (Paget).—Foxhall (Elliott).—Not rare, in Ipswich District. 5. N u c h i c o r n i s , L. Coasts of Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Common, on Felixstowe sandhills, June. APHODIUS.1 1. E r r a t i c u s , L. Flying, at Eye, in 1860 (Tyrer). — Southwold (Tomlin).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Bentley Woods and Foxhall (Elliott). 2. S u b t e r r a n e u s , L. Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Brandon District, uncommon ; Sproughton and Barham. 3. F o s s o r , L. Foxhall (Elliott).—Uncommon, Felixstowe, Ipswich and Beccles. 4. H a e m o r r h o i d a l i s , L. Bentley Woods (Elliott). — Southwold (Tomlin).—Oulton Broad, rare (Bedwell).—Foxhall, not common. 5. F c e t e n s , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).— Bentley Woods (Elliott).—Herringfleet (Bedwell).—Ipswich District ; Barham, common in stercore equino. 6. F i m e t a r i u s , L. Brandon District ; Ipswich District, common ; Westerfield, Barham, etc. 7. S c y b a l a r i u s , F. I n Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Foxhall (Elliott).—Ipswich District, rare. 8. A t e r , De G. Found occasionally, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Trimley and Foxhall, not rare. 9. C o n s t a n s , Duft (nitidus, Kirby). Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 10. G r a n a r i u s , L. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck). —Ipswich District, common ; Aldeburgh ; Sudbury District. 11. N i t i d u l u s , F. Bentley Woods, abundant ; and at Felixstowe (Elliott).—Foxhall ; Dunwich ; and abundant at Easton Bavents. 12. S o r d i d u s , F. Aldeburgh (Crutwell).—One, on Palmer's Heath, near B r a n d o n ; Foxhall, in 1896, very rare. 13. R u f e s c e n s , F Abundant, at Foxhall (Elliott).—Thetford Warren, common ; Barham, and Easton Bavents, in stercore ovino. i A. depressus, Kug., should certainly occur i t stercore ; it is, however, scarce in Norfolk. My record of this species from the Ipswich District (v. Ent. Ree. v., p. 54) is an error. A. lívidas, Ol., is a rare species, and not recorded from the eastern counties, except by myself in e r r o r (v. I. cit. v., P. 55); and, of course, A. lapponum, Gyll, has never occurred in Suffolk (v. I. cit. vi., p. 117).


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14. P o r c u s , F Captus Septembre ineunti 1797, apud Brightwell, juxta Woodbridge, Suffolciá. Mus. D. Kirby (Marsham). — Suffolk, in October (Curtís).—Palmer's Heath, near Brandon, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Stone Lodge, Ipswich, flying in the sun, 19-9-94, very rare. 15. P u s i l l u s , Herbst. Rare, found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Foxhall and Ipswich, very rare. 16. Q u a d r i m a c u l a t u s , L. Mr. F. Fox informs me that he took one, on what is now the Golf Links, at Bawdsey, near Felixstowe, many years ago, in dung. 17. M e r d a r i u s , F. On the wing, at Eye (Tyrer).—Sudbury (Ransom). — Battisford (in coll. Baker). — Brandon District, common ; Freston and Foxhall. 18. I n q u i n a t u s , F. Brandon District, common, especially on Thetford Warren ; Ipswich District, common ; Dodnash Wood, etc. 19. S t i c t i c u s , Panz. Two, in the Ipswich District, in 1894 [v. Ent. Rec. vi. p. n 7 j . 20. P u n c t a t o - s u l c a t u s , Stm. Bury District (Tuck).—Probably common ; mixed with the following. a i . P r o d r o m u s , Brahm. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury (Ransom).— Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, abund a n t ; Dodnash Wood, etc. 22. C o n t a m i n a t u s , Herbst. On the wing, at Eye (Tyrer).—Brandon District (Elliott). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Ipswich District, c o m m o n ; Barham. 23. O b l i t e r a t u s , Panz. Bury District, a colony in a fungus (Tuck).— Lakenheath, rare ; Bramford, Bentley Woods and Wherstead, not very common. 24. L u r i d u s , F Ipswich, and somewhat common at Foxhall; the black variety occurred at Foxhall, in 1897. 25. R u f i p e s , L. Occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck). —Sudbury (Ransom).— Foxhall (Elliott). — Brandon and Ipswich Districts, c o m m o n ; often at lamps and electric light ["v. Ent. February, 1895]. PLAGIOGONUS. 1. A r e n a r i u s , OI. Captus in stercore ovino Julio ineunte, 1797, in ericeto prope Newmarket, juxta viam ad Barton Mills ducentem, D. Kirby (Marsham). HEPTAULACUS. 1. V i l l o s u s , Gyll. In this country the only specimen known is the one figured in the píate, which I found dead several years since, in the month of August, upon Newmarket H e a t h ; and I have little doubt that I should have captured more if I had been earlier in the season, but my most diligent search proved fruitless (Curtis). OXYOMUS. 1. P o r c a t u s , F. Several, at Sudbury, Suffolk. " I take these in my own garden " (Ransom).—One, swept on the banks of the Gipping, April, 1895, near allotment gardens.


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PSAMMOBIUS. i. S u l c i c o l l i s , Ill> Taken, I believe, near Mildenhall, in Suffolk, by Mr. Joseph Sparshall (Curtís). [Mr. Sparshall's collection is now in the Norwich Museum].—One, dead, beneath a stone, on Thetford Warren, 17-9-96. ^EGIALIA. 1. A r e n a r i a , F. Felixstowe Cliffs, not common ; on the sandhills, at Kessingland, and probably other places along the coast. O D O N T I E U S .

1. M o b i l i c o r n i s , F.

In Suffolk, flying (Ste. Man.).

GEOTRUPES. 1. T y p h c e u s , Z. 2 Fritton Heath, uncommon (Paget).—Thetford Warren (Tuck).—Lakenheath Warren (Elliott).—Southwold (Crutwell).—Bromeswell Heath, near Woodbridge and Foxhall Heath, uncommon. 2. S p i n i g e r , Marsh. Common. in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Captus apud Barham, Suffolciá, exeunte Octobre, D. Kirby (Marsham).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts. 3. S t e r c o r a r i u s , Z. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Common. 4. M u t a t o r , Marsh. Shotley, found dead on the road ; rare. 5. S y l v a t i c u s , Panz. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Fritton Heath, common (Paget).—Bentley Woods, etc., common. 6. P y r e n a e u s , Charp. Abundantly, in Suffolk, near Woodbridge (Ste. Illus., quoted by Fowler). TROX.3 1. S a b u l o s u s , Z. Newmarket Heath (F. Col.).—Bentley Woods, rare, in dead birds, April, 1895, an< ^ 1896. 2. S c a b e r , Z. Mr. Hewitson took a specimen, at Lowestoft, Suffolk (Curtis).—One, at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker). HOPLIA. 1. P h i l a n t h u s , Fuss. Occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Bungay, one specimen, (in coll. Garneys).— Two or three, at Battisford (in coll. Baker).—One, on waterweeds, by the Gipping, near Ipswich, in 1895 (Baylis).—A male, dead, and floating on the river at the same place, in 1898 ; scarce. 1 Kirby p o s s e s s e d both sulcicollis a n d porcicollis, p e r h a p s from Suffolk, in h i s B r i t i s h collection (11 • E . C. Rye, E n t . Ann., 1865, p. 40). 2 Mr. T u c k gives T h e t f o r d W a r r e n , a n d a d d s : " E v e r y k e e p e r there k n o w s that at c e r t a i n s c a s o n s ' g e n t l e m e n from London a n d e l s e w h e r e ' come for the ' Rabbit Beetle.' A f r i e n d of m i n e used to give one p e n n y each for them, until someone raised the price in the m a r k e t , a n d t h e s e beetles w e r e s e a r c h e d for a s regularly as plovers' eggs." T h e a v e r a g e size of the Suffolk s p e c i m e n s is very m u c h smaller t h a n t h a t of S o u t h of E n g l a n d , and notably N e w Forest e x a m p l e s . 3 Lutosus, Marsh., a n d Ste. C a t . T h e only k n o w n e x a m p l e of t h i s insect, w h i c h is in Mr. K i r b y ' s cabinet, w a s taken by t h e late Rev. P. L a t h b u r y , I believe, d u r i n g a flood, at L i v e r m e r e , in Suffolk (Ste. Illus., voL iii., p. 216).—Taken at L i v e r m e r e , Suffolk. during a flood (Ste. Man., p. 167).—Taken by t h e Rev. P . L a t h b u r y , d u r i n g a flood, at L i v e r m e r e , Suffolk (Curtís).—This species s e e m s n e v e r t o h a v e been satisfactorily identiñed with those in o u r p r e s e n t catalogue, ñ o r do I k n o w if the t y p e be e x t a n t . M a r s e u l h a s it in his synonymic, but n o t in h i s smaller list, a n d it h a s since d i s a p p e a r e d f r o m our m o d e r n catalogues a l t o g e t h e r .


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SERICA.1 1. B r u n n e a , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Comes to light at Ipswich [w. Ent. xxvii. p. 26]; Bentley Woods and Sproughton; Covehithe Broad, on sand hills. Not uncommon. RHIZOTROGUS. 1. S o l s t i t i a l i s , L. Bury District (Tuck). — Aldeburgh (Crutwell).— Ipswich, commoner than the following, and locally known as the " Witch." MELOLONTHA. 1. V u l g a r i s , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).— Beccles ; Ipswich District, common. PHYLLOPERTHA. 1. H o r t í c o l a , L. Brandon, Suffolk, July, 1885 (Walker). — Bury District (Tuck). — Beccles; Herringfleet (Bedwell). — Lakenheath ; Ipswich District, common. ANOMALA. 1. F r i s c h i i , F "Aldeburgh, copiously," Rev. F. W. Hope (Ste. Illus.). —Mildenhall; Breck District, near Brandon (Tuck, in Trans. Ñor. Soc. vi., p. 228). — Lowestoft, August, 1891 (Butler).—A few on sand hills, at Corton, in 1898. CETONIA. 1. A u r a t a , L. One, at Battisford (in coll. Baker).—Bentley Woods, on umbels, rare.

STERNOXI. AGRILUS. 1. L a t i c o r n i s , III. Bentley Woods, rare. 2. A n g u s t u l u s , III. (viridis, L., of Steph.). The most abundant of this family in Britain. " Frostenden, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).—Bentley Woods, rare. A P H AN ISTIC US. i. P u s i l l u s , Ol. One, in flood refuse, on the banks of the Gipping, February [v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 86]. TRACHYS. i. T r o g l o d y t e s , Gyll. One, in marshes, by sweeping, near Lowestoft, in 1865 (Saunders; v. Ent. Ann., 1866, p. 51).—I took about twenty-six of this rare species from flood refuse, on the banks of the Gipping, near Sproughton, early in 1897 [v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 87]. i Kirby a n d Marsham took Scarabam (Homaloplia) ruricola, market, on July 10th, 1797 (v. F r e e m a n ' s Life of Kirby, p. 106).

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i. D e r m e s t o i d e s , L. young poplars.

MELASIS. x. B u p r e s t o i d e s , L. In the year 1811 I found a perfect specimen, dead, in the decayed arm of a tree, in a wood in the neighbourhood of Halesworth, Suffolk (Curtis ; quoted by Stephens and Fowler). LACON. 1. M u r i n u s , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Gorleston Cliffs (Paget).— Oulton Broad, June, 1898 (Bedwell).—Ipswich, and Felixstowe sandhills, not common. CARDIOPHORUS. 1. A s e l l u s , Er. It is found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Occasionally near Bungay (Garneys). CRYPTOHYPNUS. 1. R i p a r i u s , F. Frequent, in floods, near Bungay (Garneys).—One, under bark at base of willows, by the Little Ouse, at Brandon, on the Suffolk side, September, 1896. Foxhall, not rare, in one spot. 2. Q u a d r i p u s t u l a t u s , F. Rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—Occasionally, on the banks of the Gipping, near Ipswich, on Sagitlaria, etc. ELATER. 1. B a l t e a t u s , L. Captus prope Woodbridge, D. Lathbury (Marsham). —Bentley Woods, rare, generally upon birch.

1. S a n g u i n i c o l l i s , Panz.

ISCHNODES. Three, at Coddenham, 1896 (Fox). LUDIUS.

1. F e r r u g i n e u s , L. One specimen, on sugar, at Santón Downham, on September ist, 1886 (Norgate). 2 MELANOTUS. 1. R u f i p e s , Herbst. Brandon (Elliott).— Herringfleet (Bedwell).— Lavenham ; Ipswich District, somewhat common ; often flies at dusk. ATHOUS. 1. N i g e r , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Corton (Butler).—Aldeburgh (Crutwell).—Bentley Woods (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Bramford, etc. ; uncommon. 2. L o n g i c o l l i s , OI. By sweeping reeds, on the banks of the Gipping, at Bramford ; Belstead, etc. I It is very probable that other m e m b e r s of this genus will be found in hedges, haystack refuse, at roots of Iris, etc. . „ „ i I am much indebted to Mr. J. Gardner, f.e.s., of Hartlepool, to wliom Mr. Norgate sent many of his Suffolk captures, and who h a s kindly furnished m e with many details respecting them.


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3. H a e m o r r h o i d a l i s , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Herringfleet (Bedwell).—Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common. 4. V i t t a t u s , F Bentley Woods, occasionally, on young hazels. LIMONIUS. 1. C y l i n d r i c u s , Payk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus. and Man.).— Bury District (Tuck). 1 —Beneath stones, on the Foxhall Plateau, rarely. 2. M i n u t u s , Z. Hedge banks, Burgh, rare (Paget).—Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Belstead, Freston and Bentley Woods ; Sudbury District, etc. Nowhere common, and generally found singly. ADRASTUS. i. L i m b a t u s , F. Woods, at Fritton, rare (Paget).—Herringfleet and Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Felixstowe sandhills, Foxhall, etc., not common. AGRIOTES. 1. S p u t a t o r , Z. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, occasionally ; Hadleigh ; Sudbury District. 2. O b s c u r u s , Z. Injurious larvœ at roots of turnips, at Rougham, in Suffolk ; also at Covehithe and Henstead (Curtis. F. Insects, p. 168).—-Ipswich District, c o m m o n ; Nayland ; occasionally comes to electric light [v. Ent., 1895, p. 314]. 3. L i n e a t u s , Z. Ipswich District, common. 4. S o b r i n u s , Kies. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Coddenham, 1895 (Fox).—Holbrook Park, Wherstead and Bentley Woods, common ; Sudbury District. 5. P a l l i d u l u s , III. Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Felixstowe. i. M a r g i n a t u s , Z. Woods.

DOLOPIUS. Bentley Woods, a b u n d a n t ; Tostock ; Stanstead

CORYM BITES. 1. T e s s e l l a t u s , F. Suffolk (F. Col.). — Frequent, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bury District (Tuck).—One, at Claydon, June, 1897. 2. Q u e r c u s , Gyll. Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys). — Bentley Woods and Ipswich ; Claydon, common. Var. o c h r o p t e r u s , Steph. One, swept in a marshy place, at Claydon, June, 1897. 3. H o l o s e r i c e u s , F. Bentley Woods, on poplars ; Tostock, on Finns sylvestris. 4. . / E n e u s , Z. Belton and Fritton, rare (Paget).—Taken, apparently rarely, at Bungay, by Mr. Garneys, in 1871. 5. M e t a l l i c u s , Payk. Rare, near Bungay (Garneys). 6. B i p u s t u l a t u s , Z. Rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—Battisford (in coll. Baker). 1 V. " List of Coleóptera in W e s t SufFolk," T r a n s . Norfolk a n d Norwich Nat. Soc. vi., p. m .


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CAMPYLUS. L i n e a r i s , OI. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Occasionally, at Bentley Woods ; Linnage Wood, Lavenham.

MALACODERMA. DASCILLUS. C e r v i n u s , Z. " Frostenden, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).— Taken at Beddingfield at the end of August and up to September i5th, 1860 (Garneys). HELODES. M i n u t a , Z, Bury District (Tuck). — Ipswich District, somewhat common ; Tostock ; Sudbury District; Brantham. M a r g i n a t a , F. One, swept from a damp place, at Wherstead, in June, 1896. MICROCARA. L i v i d a , F. From whitethorn, Eye District (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck). CYPHON. N i t i d u l u s , Thorns. Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District; Ipswich District, not rare ; Southwold and VValberswick. V a r i a b i l i s , Thunb. Carlton Cclville (Bedwell). — Brandon and Ipswich Districts, somewhat common ; Southwold and Walberswick ; Burgh Castle. P a l l i d u l u s , Boh. Two, at Walberswick, near Southwold, July, 1897. P a d i , Z. One, beneath hawthorn bark, Bixley Decoy, April, 1897 ; apparently rare. SCIRTES. H e m i s p h a e r i c u s , Z. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Not uncommon, on the banks of the Gipping ; Tostock, common. O r b i c u l a r i s , Panz. One or two, on aquatic plants, at Barnby Broad, August, 1898. PLATYCIS. M i n u t u s , F. Taken in the Brandon District, by Mr. F. Norgate {fide Gardner). LAMPYRIS. N o c t i l u c a , Z. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods, somewhat common [V. Ent. xxix. p. 64] ; Barnby Broad. SILIS. R u f i c o l l i s , F. One, at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Abundant at end of June, 1887, at Oulton Broad (Piffard).—Somewhat common, at Oulton Broad, on reeds, Julv, 1898 (Bedwell).—Barnby Broad (Elliott).


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TELEPHORUS. 1. F u s c u s , L. Bury District (Tuck).—One, swept, at Oulton Broad, 27-5-98 (Bedwell).—Ipswich; Claydon, etc.; very local. 2. R u s t i c u s , Fall. Bury District (Tuck). — Sudbury (Ransom).— Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—-Ipswich District, c o m m o n ; Felixstowe ; Tostock. 3. L i v i d u s , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury (Ransom). - H e r r i n g fleet (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common. 4. P e l l u c i d u s , F Southwold (Crutwell)—Sudbury (Ransom).—Ipswich District, common ; Assington. 5. N i g r i c a n s , Mull. Sudbury (Ransom). — Carlton Colville and Herringfleet (Bedwell). — Ipswich District, c o m m o n ; T o s t o c k ; Aldeburgh. 6. L i t u r a t u s , F. On banks of Stour, at Sudbury (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, and on the banks of the Gipping; uncommon, in marshy places. 7. B i c o l o r , F. Sudbury (Ransom).—Herringfleet (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common. 8. H a e m o r r h o i d a l i s , F. Occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Ipswich District, rare ; Sudbury District, not uncommon. 9. O r a l i s , Germ. Rare ; Claydon and Bentley Woods, in 1897 [v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 265]. 10. F l a v i l a b r i s , Fall. Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Not uncommon, at Oulton Broad, June, 1898 (Bedwell). — Ipswich District, dahip places, common ; Tostock. RHAGONYCHA. 1. F u s c i c o r n i s , 01. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich, flying to electric light; and common in Bentley Woods. 2. F u l v a , Scop. Bury District (Tuck).-—Sudbury (Ransom).—Ipswich District, common ; Oulton Broad. 3. T e s t a c e a , L. Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Foxhall, Bentley, etc., common ; Sudbury District, apparently rare ; Linnage Wood, near Lavenham. 4. L i m b a t a , Thorns. Bury District (Tuck).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Tostock ; Sudbury District. 5. P a l l i d a , F. Bury District (Tuck). —Ipswich District, c o m m o n ; Tostock ; Sudbury District. MALTHINUS. 1. P u n c t a t u s , Fourc. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich District, common ; Tostock. 2. F a s c i a t u s , 01. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Ipswich District, common ; Tostock ; Assington Thicks. 3. B a l t e a t u s , Suff. One, swept in a meadow, by the Belstead Road, Ipswich, 15-7-96. 4. F r o n t a l i s , Marsh. Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Southwold, July, 1897.


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MALTHODES. 1. M a r g i n a t u s , Latr. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Herringfleet (Bedwell).—Corton (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common in woods, etc. ; Tostock ; Sudbury District ; Assington. 2. D i s p a r , Germ. One, swept on the banks of the Gipping, 19-6-95. 3. M i n i m u s , L. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Ipswich, common, in damp places ; Tostock ; on the banks of the Orwell ; Assington. M A L AC H I US. 1. ¿ E n e u s , L. Eye District, apparently common, May, 1859 (Tyrer).— Bury District (Tuck). — Abundant, at Glemsford, in 1897 (Waterhouse). — Stanstead and Nayland (Elliott). — Battisford (in coll. Baker).—Bentley Woods, Claydon, etc. 2. B i p u s t u l a t u s , L. Belton (Paget) —Bury District, abundant (Tuck). —Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Tostock ; Sudbury District. 3. M a r g i n e l l u s , Ol. On the coast of Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—My record of this species from the Ipswich District \y. Ent. Bee. v. p. 54] is an error. AXINOTARSUS. i. R u f i c o l l i s , Ol. Common, at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker). ANTHOCOMUS. 1. R u f u s , Herbst. Tuddenham Fen, 1894-5 ; Tostock, beaten from Eupatorium cannabinum, ]u\y, 1896 (Tuck).—On Lythrum salicaria, Benacre Broad ; Oulton Broad and Barnby Broad, not uncommon. 2. F a s c i a t u s , L. Bury District, abundant in June (Tuck).—Bentley Woods, common (Elliott). — Belstead, Felixstowe and Bramford chalk pits, on Angelica sylvestris, etc. DASYTES. 1. F l a v i p e s , F. On the banks of the Gipping and at Belstead. 2. K r ö s u s , Kies. Found in Suffolk, but not common (Ste. Illus.).— From whitethorn, Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—On the banks of the Gipping and in Bentley Woods ; Sudbury District, common. PSILOTHRIX.1 i. N o b i l i s , III. Not uncommon, on flowers of Glaucium Aldeburgh beach, 15-6-96.

flavum,

on

PHLCEOPHILUS. i. E d w a r d s i , Steph. One, swept from Teucrium scorodonia, in Dodnash Woods, 11-9-97. TILLUS. i. E l o n g a t u s , L. I once met with it, tolerably plentiful in sunflowers, at Bungay, in Suffolk (Curtis). — Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Mr. Tuck gave me one, taken at Tostock, June, 1896. i I have been for some time expecting to find DoHchosoma Untare. Rossi, which i s almost confined to the east coast of Essex and Kent, in Suffolk, and do not yet despair of t h u s extending its northern range.


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THANASIMUS. i. F o r m i c a r i u s , L. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—I found an example in an old collection of insects, which was supposed to have been formed in Suffolk. NECROBIA. 1. R u f i c o l l i s , F. Lowestoft (F. Col.). — One, near the Gipping, at Ipswich, September, 1894. 2. R u f i p e s , De G. Occurs, rarely, at Bramford, in carrion, etc. 3. V i o l a c e a , L. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bentley Woods, uncommon. CORYNETES. i. C c e r u l e u s , De G. Bury District, in nests of V. crabro (Tuck).— Ipswich, in a baker's office (Baylis).—Sudbury (Ransom).—Glemsford, 1897 (Waterhouse).

TEREDILIA. PTINUS. 1. G e r m a n u s , F. Bungay, Suffolk (Curtis, quoted by Stephens and Fowler).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys). 2. S e x p u n c t a t u s , Panz. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Mr. Garneys took it in his house there on 3-5-61. 3. ? L i c h e n u m , Marsh. Thetford (Curtis). 1 4. F u r , L. Battisford (in coll. Baker). —Beddingfield and Bungay (Garneys).—Bury District, in nests of V. crabro and germanica (Tuck).—Several, from dead weasels, in Raydon Wood, March, 1894. NIPTUS. 1. H o l o l e u c u s , Fa Id. One, from nest of V. sylvestris, August, 1896, Bury District ; one, found alive in some oil, Tostock House (Tuck). —Sudbury (Ransom).—Probably common in old houses. 2. C r e n a t u s , F. Near Bungay, by Dr. Power, and near Eye, by Miss Freeman, in 1864 (Ent. Ann., 1865, p. 40). HEDOBIA. i. I m p e r i a l i s , L. Palings, in Suffolk (Curtis). —Near Burgh Castle, rare ( P a g e t ) . — E y e District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Brandon, Suffolk (F. Col.).—One, at Ipswich, May, 1895 (Baylis).—Glemsford, 1897 (Waterhouse).—Two, at Little Blakenham, May, 1897. DRYOPHILUS. i. P u s i l l u s , Gyll. Common, at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Rare, in Bentley Woods, in May, 1894. i Possibly this was taken in Norfolk, and o u r right to its inclusion doubtful ; it is, however, locally common in Norfolk, a n d sure to discover itself in many parts of Sufiolk.


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PRIOBIUM. i . C a s t a n e u m , F. Hedges, at Belton, rare (Paget).—Glemsford, 1897 (Waterhouse).—Bentley Woods and Little Blakenham, not very common. ANOBIUM.1 1. D o m e s t i c u m , Fourc. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury (Ransom). —Ipswich and Bentley, common ; Southwold. 2. F u l v i c o r n e , S'urm. Banks of the Gipping, Belstead and Foxhall, rare. XESTOBIUM. 1. T e s s e l l a t u m , F. Suffolk (F. Col.).—Several, at Battisford (in coll. Baker).—In an oíd house, at Felixstowe in 1882 (E. F. Bisshopp, Ent. xvii., p. 237).—On a dead tree, at Hogs Highland, Ipswich, 1893 (Elliman).—Several, on willows, by the Gipping, near Ipswich, May, 1895. ERNOBIUS. 1. M o l l i s , Z. Southwold (Saunders).—Brandon (VValker).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bentley Woods (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Many in pine fences about Ipswich. PTILINUS. 1. P e c t i n i c o r n i s , Z. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bury District (Tuck).— Several in decayed willows, Sproughton and Brandon. OCHINA. i. H e d e r a e , MüU. In abundance, in Mr. Kirby (Curtís). — Rarely, near (Ransom). — Not uncommon in the gave me one taken at Tostock, June,

an oíd ivy tree, Suffolk, by Bungay (Garneys). — Sudbury Ipswich District; Mr. Tuck 1896 ; swept at Dunwich.

DORCATOMA.2 1. C h r y s o m e l i n a , Sturm. Very rare ; it has been found in Suffolk. " T a k e n in a window, by Mr. Kirby," Marsham MSS. (Ste. Illus. vol. iii. p. 337).—Barham (Ste. Man.). LYCTUS.3 1. B r u n n e u s , Steph. Two, in August, 1898, bred from a box from London, and previously probably from China. Many more larvse feeding, Sudbury (Ransom).—Imported in all probability, as appears to be the case with a large percentage of the examples found in Britain. CIS.4 1. B o l e t i , Scop. Fritton, in moss off stumps of trees (Paget).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Common in the Ipswich District, especially in Polypcri. 1 A. paniceum, L., is quite a common species, and sure to occur in bakers', grocers' and chemists* shops in Suffolk; this is the miscalied " Weevil " of ships' biscuits. 2 T h e cosmopolitan and otnnivorous Rhixopertha pusilla, F., is. I fear, sure to occur in Suffolk. 3 L canalicutatus, F., is a very common species throughout the kingdom, and will b e found in new oak fences in July. 4 C. festivas, Pan*., will also be found with u s ; it is partial to small fallen branches of trees.


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2. V i l l o s u l u s , Marsh. Sproughton and Foxhall, under bark. 3. H i s p i d u s , Payk. Several, beneath dead bark of willow, at Foxhall, 4-5-974. B i d e n t a t u s , Ol. Suffolk (Curtis). — Bury District, in fungi, not uncommon (Tuck). 5. N i t i d u s , Herbst. Bury District, in fungi (Tuck). RHOPALODONTUS. 1. F r o n t i c o r n i s , Panz. I have taken this insect in Suffolk, in September, 1827 (Ste. Illus. vol. iii. p. 327). — Barham, September (Ste. Man.). OCTOTEMNUS.1 1. G l a b r i c u l u s , Gyll. Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Common, in Polypori, in Bentley W o o d s ; Tostock.

LONGICORNIA. 2 PRIONUS. i. C o r i a r i u s , Z . Two, at Battisford (in coli. Baker).—Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich District, rare, and apparently becoming exterminated. T h e latest record of this species in Suffolk is that of a single pair taken at Ipswich, in August, 1898, by E. W. Platten. AROMIA. I. M o s c h a t a , Z. Two, taken many years ago, in the neighbourhood of Battisford (in coll. Baker). HYLOTRUPES. I. B a j u l u s , Z. " F r o s t e n d e n Hall, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus., quoted by Fowler). CALLIDIUM. 1. V i o l a c e u m , Z. "Lowestoft, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.). —Bury District (Tuck).—Once, near Bungay (Garneys).—Lowestoft (F. Col.).—In a pine paling, at Carlton Colville and Oulton Marsh (Bedwell).—On the pavement in T u d d e n h a m Road, Ipswich, 1893 (Elliman).—Ipswich Museum and on the Belstead Road, very rare. 2. V a r i a b i l e , Z. Bury District (Tuck).—Eye District (Tyrer).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—One, a few years back [1898], in a loft on my premises, Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). 3. A l n i , Z . Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys). 1 It is extremely likely that both Enncarthron affine, Gyll , and cornutum, Gyll., will be discovered to occur commonly in Boleti, and I am surprised that Mr. Tuck, who has worked the fungi of Tostock somewhat thoroughly, has not already taken them. 2 Rev. A. H. w r a t i s l a w records (E.M.M., 1880, p. 124), several Cerambycida from T u d d e n h a m S. Mary, in Juiy, but does not specify them.


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CLYTUS. 1. A r c u a t u s , Z. I once captured a considerable number on a very hot day, running over the trunk of a felled tree near a wood, in the neighbourhood of Bungay, in Suffolk (Curtis).—One, taken at Battisford many years ago (in coll. Baker). 2. A r i e t i s , Z. Burgh and Belton (Paget).—Common, in a garden, at Eye, in July, 1859 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck). —Several, sitting on old gate posts, Brantham ; Ipswich District, not rare. 3. M y s t i c u s , Z. One, taken at Battisford many years ago (in coll. Baker). GRACILIA.1 i. M i n u t a , F Taken, in the Brandon District, by Mr. F. Norgate. RHAGIUM. 1. I n q u i s i t o r , F. Occurs, rarely, in Bentley Woods, on the blossom of Pyras malus, in April. 2. B i f a s c i a t u m , F. "Frostenden, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).—Old stumps, Belton Bog, April, common (Paget). TOXOTUS. i. M e r i d i a n u s , Panz. One or two, from Battisford (in coll. Baker). —Great Glemham (Bloomfield).—One, beaten from bushes, Bentley Woods, 1895 ( Bay! is). LEPTURA. 1. S a n g u i n o l e n t a , Z. Bungay, Suffolk (Curtis ; quoted by Stephens and Fowler). 2. L i v i d a , F. " Frostendon Hall, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.). — Lound, rare (Paget). — Bury District (Tuck).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Sudbury (Ransom).—Ipswich District ; Rushmere, etc., not uncommon ; Tostock ; Oulton Broad. S T R A N G A L I A. 1. Q u a d r i f a s c i a t a , Z. Wortham, on the Waveney, in 1896 (Tuck).— One, taken at Battisford, some years ago (in coll. Baker). — One male, Bentley Woods, on Spircca ulmaria, 26-7-97. 2. A r m a t a , Herbst. Bury District and Lowestoft (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). — Bentley Woods, Raydon Woods and on the banks of the Orwell ; Barnby Broad. 3. N i g r a , Z. It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus. ; quoted by Fowler). 4. M e l a n u r a , L. Ipswich District, somewhat common. GRAMMOPTERA. 1. T a b a c i c o l o r , De G. Bury District (Tuck). — Ipswich District, common. 2. A n a l i s , Panz. Mr. Fox tells me he has taken this at Gosbeck. 3. R u f i c o r n i s , F Burgh, rare (Paget).—Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).— Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich District, abundant ; Tostock ; Sudbury District. i I am somewhat doubtful if this c a p t u r e was effected south of the river.


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ACANTHOCINUS. i. / E d i l i s , Z. Fowler).

Has been taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus. ; quoted by LEIOPUS.

i. N e b u l o s u s , Z. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys). — Bentley Woods, singly, by Mr. Baylis and myself; one, upon Rev. E. N. Bloomfield's sleeve, at Covehithe, July, 1896; Henstead Marshes, swept beneath oak. POGONOCHERUS. 1. B i d e n t a t u s , Thoms. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys). 2. D e n t a t u s , Fourc. Bury District (Tuck). — Mr. Tuck gave me several, recently taken at Tostock ; Bentley Woods, not uncommon, on Pinus sylvestris. MONOCHAMMUS. 1. S u t o r , Z.

Once, near Bungay (Garneys). MESOSA.

1. N u b i l a , OI. Very rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—One, taken many years ago, at Battisford (in coll. Baker). SAPERDA.1 1. C a r c h a r í a s , Z. Occasionally, on aspens, at Tostock (Tuck).—One, on an oíd aspen, by the Gipping, near Ipswich, August, 1895 (Baylis). — I always obtain it from the poplar trees in rny garden ; whenever I have these trimmed I always find the l a m e feeding in the larger branches; Sudbury (Ransom, in litt.).—Several, in Combs Wood, near Stowmarket (in coll. Baker).—One, in Looms Lañe, Bury, in July, 1895. 2. P o p u l n e a , Z. 2 Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys). — Bentley Woods, common periodically, on young poplars [v. Ent. Rec. vii. p. 182]. TETROPS. 1. P r a e u s t a , Z. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bury District (Tuck). — Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).— Bentley Woods, Belstead and Wherstead, not rare ; Great Blakenham ; Sudbury. Periodical on blossom of Cratcegus oxyacantha. PHYTCECIA. 1. C y l i n d r i c a , Z. Eye District, in meadows, June, 1860 (Tyrer).— Coddenham, 1895, several specimens (Fox). 1 Agapanthia lineatocollis, Don., is to be expected to occur upon thistles; it formerly occurred in Norfolk. 2 Curtís [B. E.] gives " Sexton Wood, SutTolk," as a locality, but I fancy .this is really over the northern border.


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PHYTOPHAGA. BRUCHUS. 1. C i s t i , F. Bury District (Tuck). — My own records of this species [Ent. Ree. vi. p. 116, etc.] refer to B. villosus, F. 2. P i s i , Z. Eye District, under bark, 10 2-60 (Tyrer). 3. R u f i m a n u s , Boh. Sudbury District (Ransom).—Claydon, etc., not uncommon, on flowers ; beneath bark, dead, Bramford Park ; Southwold ; Nayland and Lavenham. 4. A t o m a r i u s , Z. One, Bury District, June, 1896 (Tuck).—Bentley Woods, on Vicia sativa, 6-9-95. 5. L o t i , Payk. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Ipswich, 18-6-79 (Walker).—Two females, at Tostock, 17-6-96. 6. V i l l o s u s , F. Fritton, uncommon, on broom (Paget).—Hogs Highland, Ipswich, 1893 (Elliman).—Bury District (Tuck).—Aldeburgh (Crutwell).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, c o m m o n ; Sudbury. DON ACIA. 1. D e n t a t a , Hoppe. Bungay Common, Suffolk, on a Potamogeton (Curtis).—Abundant, on Sagittaria, on the Gipping, near Sproughton ; Barnby and Oulton. 2. V e r s i c o l o r e a , Brahm. Bungay Common, Suffolk, on Nuphar lutea (Curtis).—Eye District (Tyrer).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—One, in the Brandon Marshes, at dusk, September, 1896 ; Barnby Broad, in August. 3. S p a r g a n i i , Ahr. Bury District (Tuck). — Mendham (Crutwell).— Sudbury (Ransom).—One, at Oulton Broad, August, 1898 (Bedwell). —Tostock ; abundant, on Sagittaria, etc., on the Gipping, near Sproughton. 4. D e n t i p e s , P. " Covehithe, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.). —Belton Bog, rare (Paget).—Eye District, 1860, on nettles (Tyrer). — One, at Beccles, on the Waveney, 1892. Taken by Mr. Bedwell and myself, commonly, in one ditch, at Oulton Broad, in May, 1898. 5. L i m b a t a , Panz. One, at Bungay (Garneys). — Oulton Broad, abundant (Bedwell).—Tostock; Beccles, on the Waveney ; Foxhall. 6. B i c o l o r a , Zsch. Bungay (Garneys).—Nayland, on reeds, May, 1898 (Elliott).—Occurs at one pond, at Foxhall, somewhat sparingly ; Wal bers wick. 7. I m p r e s s a , Payk. Found, occasionally, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 8. S i m p l e x , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Tostock ; Brantham. 9. V u l g a r i s , Zsch. " Rougham, Suffolk," E. Bennet, Esq. (Curtis).— Eye District, on water plants, 1860 (Tyrer).—Bungay (Garneys).— Tostcck, one, June, 1896; a few, at Oulton Broad, August, 1898; by no means common. 10. C l a v i p e s , F. Fritton Lake, common (Paget).—Very rare, near Bungay (Garneys). Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Very rare, on the Gipping, near Ipswich, in flowers of Nymphcea lutea.


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11. S e m i c u p r e a , Pam. Bungay (Garneys).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Several examples on the river Stour, at Sudbury, and one, swept from reeds on the Stour, at Nayland, by Mr. Elliott and myself. 12. C i n e r e a , Herbst. On a bank, in Suffolk (Curtis).—A colony, on Arundo phragmites, growing in the water, at Barnby Broad, Lowestoft, August, 1898. 13. S e r i c e a , L. Bungay (Garneys).—Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common. 14. D i s c o l o r , Panz. Tostock, a few, 17-6-96 ; very rare. 1 15. B r a c c a t a , Scop. Southwold (Crutwell).—Not rare, on reeds in the marshes, near Walberswick Station. 16. A f f i n i s , Kunze. Southwold (Crutwell).—Occasionally, on the banks of the Gipping ; Linnage Wood, Lavenham ; not rare. HjEMONIA. I. C u r t i s i , Lac. Twenty specimens, taken at Aldeburgh, Suffollc, August and September, 1871 (Garneys ; v. F. Col.). ZEUGOPHORA. i. S u b s p i n o s a , F. Not rare, on poplar, in Bentley Woods ; Barham ; Wherstead ; Assington. LEMA. 1. C y a n e l l a , L. (puncticollis, Curt.). I have found it in Suffolk (Curtis).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bentley Woods (Elliott).—Claydon chalk pits ; decidedly uncommon. 2. L i c h e n i s , Voet. {cyanella, Suffr.). Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon, Lowestoft and Sudbury Districts ; Ipswich District, common. 3. M e l a n o p a , L. Covehithe (Curtis).—Beddingfield (Garneys).—Ipswich District, not uncommon ; Barnby Broad. CRIOCERIS. i. A s p a r a g i , L. In gardens, Southtown, Yarmouth (Paget).—Battisford, several (in coll. Baker).—Bungay (Gameys).—Swarming in a garden, in Bury St. Edmunds, in July, 1893 (Tuck).—Sudbury (Ransom).—Common, in a garden, in Ipswich, in 1895 ; common. CRYPTOCEPHALUS.2 1. S e x p u n c t a t u s , L. One, beaten from 8-5-95 [v. Ent. Ree. vii., p. 182]. 2. B i p u n c t a t u s , Z „ var. lineóla, F Once, Not rare, 011 birch, in Bentley Woods. 3. A u r e o l u s , Suffr. One specimen, swept 1898 (Bedwell). 4. P a r v u l u s , Müll. Rare, Bentley Woods,

birch, in Bentley Woods, near Bungay (Garneys).— at Oulton Broad, in June, 1894.

1 I have taken examples intermediate between silicea, L., a n d discolor, Panz., from reeds, by the Gipping, near Ipswich. 2 C. momi, L., certainly ought to occur, since Burrall took it in Norfolk, a n d it is generally considered a common insect upon Hypericum perforatum. It certainly does not occur upon that species nor hirsutum about Ipswich.


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5. ? D e c e m m a c u l a t u s , Z. ( = C . barbara, L., 1 var.). R a r e ; it occurs on the common barberry [Berberís communis] ; it has been captured in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—On the barberry, Suffolk and Devon ; June (Ste. Man.).—"According to recent writers, C. barbaree, L., is a black variety of C. 10-maculatus, L." (Champion, E.M.M., 1897, p. 91). 6. F u l v u s , Goeze. "Frostenden, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Foxhall, swept from Erica (Elliott). —Abundant, upon Senecio jacobœa, at Kessingland, July, 1896. 7. P u s i l l u s , F. Corton (Butler).—Eye District (Tyrer).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods ; Assington Thicks ; Mutford Wood and Barnby Broad ; beaten from oak, rarely. 8. L a b i a t u s , Z. " Frostenden, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.). —Lound Wood, on oaks, common (Paget).—Bungay (Garneys).— Ipswich District, not uncommon, on oaks ; Assington Thicks. 9. E x i g u u s , Schneid. A pair, swept, in cop., at Oulton Broad, 1898 (Bedwell). 10. F r o n t a l i s , Marsh. It has been taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus., quoted by Fowler). LAMPROSOMA. i. C o n c o l o r , Sturm.

Rare, near Bungay (Garneys). TIMARCHA.

1. T e n e b r i c o s a , F. " Southwold, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck). — Levington Heath and Walberswick ; Ipswich, rare. 2. V i o l a c e o n i g r a , Be G. Bromswell Heath and Levington Heath ; Foxhall. CHRYSOMELA. i . M a r g i n a l i s , Duft. I take hundreds here in Bury (Norgate in litt.). —Not rare, at Newmarket, Suffolk (Verrall).—Brandon (Elliott).— Bentley Woods (Baylis). [2. C a r n i f e x , Payk. I believe this insect was taken a few years since by Mr. Curtis, in Suffolk, in spring (Ste. Illus.).—Near Covehithe ?, Suffolk, April (Ste. Man.).—In the latter record the doubt appears to be removed from its occurrence to the exact spot at which it was taken.] 3. S t a p h y l e a , Z. Belton Bog (Paget).—Eye District (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury (Ransom).—Brandon, Ipswich and Sudbury Districts ; Stowmarket. 4. P o l i t a , Z. Belton Bog (Paget).—Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury District (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon District ; Ipswich District, somewhat common ; Dodnash Wood ; Tostock ; Henstead. i T h e r e is considerable doubt as to what S t e p h e n s understood by " barbara, L." G r a n t i n g his identification to be correct, which is doubtful, I nave followed Mr. Champion. Waterhouse, however (Cat., p. 88), says barbara, Steph. = geminus, Gyll., a continental species. But Fowler (Col. Brit. Is., p. 295) points out that geminut, Wat. Cat. = querceti, Sufir. Both decemmaculatus, L., and querceti, Suffr., appear to be confined to sallow, oak and birch.


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5. O r i c h a l c i a , Müll. "Covehithe, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).—Southwold (Crutwell).—One specimen, near Bentley (Harwood).—Not rare, in Belstead village. 6. H a e m o p t e r a , L. Somewhat common, periodically, on the banks of the Gipping. 7. V a r i a n s , Schall. Two, swept at dusk, by Mr. Elliott and myself, in Bentley Woods, 10-9-95. 8. G œ t t i n g e n s i s , L. Southwold (F. Col.).—One, at Bentley Woods, under a log, 14-4-94 (Baylis). 9. F a s t u o s a , Scop. " To-day I have taken a great many fresh specimens of this insect," near Eye (Tyrer, 12-5-60).—My record (Ent. Ree. v., p. 54) was an error. 10. D i d y m a t a , Scriba. Eye District (Tyrer).—Not far from Eye, in 1864, by Miss Freeman (Ent. Ann. 1865, p. 40).—Bury District, in fens (Tuck).—Lakenheath and Foxhall (Elliott).—Ipswich, by the Gipping, rare. 11. H y p e r i c i , Forst. Burgh, rare (Paget).—Bentley (Harwood).— Bentley Woods, common, on Hypericum hirsutum ; Foxhall, on Mentha. [12. G l o r i o s a , Fab., var. superba, Oliv. One " was taken alive by a noncollector in June last (1897), on the cliffs at Southwold " (Tomlin, to whom it was sent [v. Ent. Ree. x., p. 104, and East Anglian Daily Times for 15th February, 1898])]. MELASOMA.1 1. P o p u l i , L. Belton Bog (Paget). 2. L o n g i c o l l e , Suffr. Battisford, several (in coll. Baker).—Beaten from poplars, in Bentley Woods, June, 1895, rare. PHYTODECTA. x. R u f i p e s , De G. Brandon, Suffolk (F. Col.). — Bentley Woods, common \y. Ent. Ree. vi., p. 116] ; Assington Thicks. 2. V i m i n a l i s , L. Brandon, Suffolk (F. Col.).—Battisford, one (in coll. Baker). 3. O l i v a c e a , Forst. Fritton Wood, common, on broom (Paget).—Eye District (Tyrer). — Brandon District (Elliott). — Ipswich District, common. G A S T R O I D E A. 1. V i r i d u l a , De G. East Bergholt (Harwood).—Two, on the banks of the Waveney, at Beccles, August, 1893 ; common, by the Gipping, at Claydon, May, 1897. 2. P o l y g o n i , L. Eye District (Tyrer). — Bury District ( T u c k ) . — Lowestoft (Butler).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). — Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common. P H I E D O N .

i. T u m i d u l u s , Germ. May, 1898; local.

Wherstead, in 1896; Sudbury and Nayland,

i My record of Lina xnea [v, E n t . Ree. v., p. 55] is a n e r r o r .


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2. A r m o r a c i a e , L. From moss, Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer). 3. C o c h l e a r i e e , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Fritton (Butler).—Sudbury District (Ransom). — Brandon District (Elliott).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Tostock. PHYLLODECTA. 1. V u l g a t i s s i m a , Z. Bury District (Tuck). 1 — Once, in Bentley Woods, on poplar, 8-6-94. 2. C a v i f r o n s , Thoms. Ipswich District; Bentley Woods, rare. 3. V i t e l l i n a e , Z. Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich District, common ; Raydon Wood ; Tostock ; Barnby Broad. HYDROTHASSA.2 1. M a r g i n e l l a , L. Eye District (Tyrer).—Belton Bog (Paget).—Bury District (Tuck) •—Sudbury (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common. PRASOCURIS. 1. J u n c i , Brahm. Bury District (Tuck).—Bentley Woods (Elliott).— Ipswich District, not very common ; Martlesham ; Tostock ; flood refuse from the Gipping. 2. P h e l l a n d r i i , Z. Sudbury (Ransom).—In Suffolk, near Burnt Fen Station, common (Elliott). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Ipswich District, common. PH YLLOBROTICA. 1. Q u a d r i m a c u l a t a , Z.

Bury District (Tuck). LUPERUS.3

1. N i g r o f a s c i a t u s , Goeze. One, in a puddle in the road, at Foxhall, 26-8-94. 2. F l a v i p e s , Z. Ipswich District, common, on birch in woods L O C H M I E A .

1. C a p r e a e , Z. " Frostenden, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson, (Ste. Illus.).— Ipswich District, common, by beating bushes in woods. 2. S u t u r a l i s , Thoms. Bury District (Tuck).—One, in Burrell Road, Ipswich (Baylis).—Corton (Bedwell).—Foxhall Heath, on Erica tetralix, September, not rare. 3. C r a t a e g i , Forst. " Lowestoft," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bradwell (Paget).—Ipswich District, common. 1 V. " List of Coleóptera in W e s t Suffolk," T r a n s . Norfolk a n d N o r w i c h N a t . Soc. vi., p. m . 2 H. aucta, F., should b e m e t w i t h by s w e e p i n g grass, etc., in d a m p places ; it w o u l d , however, p e a r to be r a r e in t h e E a s t e r n c o u n t i e s since E a w a r d s is a little d o u b t f u l of its o c c u r r e n c e in orfolk, a n d I k n o w of no E s s e x r e c o r d s . 3 W e do not a p p e a r to possess t h e c o m m o n e s t m e m b e r of t h e genus, L. betulinus, F o u r c . , which to b e found, in May, on trees, t h r o u g h o u t the k i n g d o m .


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GALERUCELLA.1 1. S a g i t t a r i « , Gyll. Taken in marshes, by Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Abundant, from Lowestoft to Beccles, August, 1898. 2. L i n e ó l a , F. Three, swept from Lythrum salicaria, on banks of Wangford Drain, near Lakenheath, 24-9-96 ; several, beaten from alders, Barnby Broad, August, 1898. 3. T e n e l l a , L. Fritton (Butler).—Bury District (Tuck). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Foxhall, common ; flood refuse, Gipping. ADIMONIA. i. T a n a c e t i , L. Battisford, one (in coll. Baker).—One, at Barnby Broad, by sweeping long grass, in August (Elliott).—Oulton Broad. Apparently rare, in Suffolk. Tanacetum vulgare is quite common. SERMYLA. 1. H a l e n s i s , L. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bury District, on Galium (Tuck).—Corton (Bedwell).—Brandon District ; Ipswich District, not uncommon ; Dunwich and VValberswick. LONGITARSUS. i 2. 3. 4.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. H.

Ater, F Bungay, abundant, Dr. Power ; and near Eye, abundant, Miss Freeman, in 1864 (Ent. Ann., 1865, p. 40). — Beddingfield (Garneys). H o l s a t i c u s , L. One, swept in the marshes, near Lakenheath, September, 1896 ; not uncommon on Equisetum, in a marshy place, at Henstead, August, 1898. Q u a d r i g u t t a t u s , Pont. I [Stephens] possess specimens captured in Suffolk (Ste. Illus. ; quoted by Fowler). L u r i d u s , Scop. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Fritton (Butler).— Brandon District; Ipswich District, probably common; Southwold; Sudbury District. This, mixed with the following, is abundant everywhere in September. B r u n n e u s , Duft. Brandon District ; Ipswich District, probably common. A g i l i s , Rye. One var., swept in some marshes, near Lakenheath, 21-9-96. S u t u r e l l u s , Duft. Sproughton and Ipswich ; apparently uncommon. F u s c i c o l l i s , Steph. Common, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—In meadows, near Lakenheath, September, 1896; by no means uncommon about Ipswich. A t r i c i l l u s , L. Brandon (Elliott). — Ipswich, Bramford, etc. ; common. M e l a n o c e p h a l u s , All. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—-Sudbury (Ransom).—Brandon District ; Ipswich District, common. Stowmarket ; very common. A t r i c e p s , Kurs. One, at Bentley Woods, 20-4-95.

i I think it very probable that G. viburni, Payk., occurs, but I have not met with it, as the Guelder-rose is a rare bush about I p s w i c h ; G. nymphœ, L., a n d calmariensis, L., also probably occur on aquatic plants.


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12. S u t u r a l i s , Marsh. Bury District, October, 1895 (Tuck).—Ipswich and Claydon ; uncommon. 13. N a s t u r t i i , F. Ditchingham, Suffolk (F. Col.). 1 14. P i c i p e s , Steph. Bentley Woods, 12-4-95. 15. ? L y c o p i , Foudr. I took a specimen, at Foxhall, in September, 1895, which is probably referable to this species. 16. M e m b r a n a c e u s , Foudr. Brandon (Elliott).—Thetford Warren ; Bentley Woods, common, upon Teucrium scorodonia. 17. B a l l o t s e , Marsh. It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ditchingham, near Bungay, Suffolk (F. Col.).— Bentley W o o d s ; commonly on Malva sylvestris, at Bentley, in October, 1897. 18. ? W a t e r h o u s e i , Kuts. A specimen, swept in the marshes near Lakenheath, in September, 1896, is doubtfully referred to this species by Mr. Champion. 19. ? F e r r u g i n e u s , Foudr. A specimen, which is probably referable to this species, was swept at Bramford, in 1896. 20. F l a v i c o r n i s , Steph. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ditchingham, Suffolk (F. Col.). 21. F e m o r a l i s , Marsh. Suffolk (Ste. Man.). — Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker). — Corton (Bedwell). — Bentley Woods, Southwold, sparingly. 22. P u s i l l u s , Gyll. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District (Tyrer).— Bury District (Tuck). — Brandon District (Elliott). — Lakenheath; Burgh Castle ; Ipswich District, somewhat common. 23. T a b i d u s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District (Tyrer).— In one wood, at Brandon, on Verhascum thapsus, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Little Blakenham, common. Var. t h a p s i , Marsh. With the type, at Brandon, (Elliott). 24. J a c o b a e a e , Wat. Thetford Warren, Lakenheath and Brandon, common ; Ipswich District, common on Senecio facobaa ; Dodnash Woods ; Kessingland. 25. O c h r o l e u c u s , Marsh. Ditchingham, Suffolk (F. Col.).—Beddingfield (Garneys).—One, taken at Kessingland, July, 1896 ; Lowestoft Denes, August, 1898, on Crucifera. 26. G r a c i l i s , Kuts. Two, swept on Session Heath, Brandon, 25-9-96. 27. L a e v i s , Duft. Bentley Woods and Foxhall (Elliott). — Brandon District ; on the banks of the Gipping, Ipswich ; Southwold ; Belton. 28. P e l l u c i d u s , Foudr. Carlton Colville, rare (Bedwell).—Swept, rarely, in Bentley Woods, June, 1896 ; at Kessingland, July, 1896. HALTICA.2 1. L y t h r i , 2. E r i c e t i , 3. C o r y l i , poplar,

Au be. Rare, on the banks of the Gipping, about Bramford. All. Foxhall Heath and Brandon ; perhaps common. Brit. Coll. Bentley Woods, not uncommon, on hazel and in May and June ; extremely local.

1 Ditchingham is, de facto, in Norfolk, but near the border ; I include this record entirely upon Fowler's authority. My record from the Ipswich District U!. Ent. Ree. vii., p. 182], together with that of L. anchusa (I.e.), w a s an error. 2 Mcrcurialis perennis is a very common plant. I have, however, never seen Hcrmeophaga mercurialis north of E p s o m Downs, nor is it recorded from the Midlands.


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4. O l e r a c e a , L. I have been in the habit of considering this species a small form of H. ericeti, All. It is abundant on the heaths, on Erica tetralix, at Foxhall, Walberswick, etc. It has also occurred to me on Spircea, at Bentley Woods, and on Lythrum, at Lakenheath. 1 Mr. Elliott has found it about Brandon, and Mr. Bedwell about Lowestoft. 5. P a l u s t r i s , Weise. Foxhall, somewhat common, in the marshes, in August, 1896. 6. P u s i l l a , Duft. Beaten from bushes, in Bentley Woods, 26-8-94. PHYLLOTRETA.2 1. N o d i c o r n i s , Marsh. Brandon, Suffolk (F. Col.).—Not uncommon, upon Reseda lutea, in the Ipswich District. 2. C o n s o b r i n a , Curt. One, swept near Brandon, 17-9-96. 3. P u n c t u l a t a , Marsh. One specimen, on water, at Felixstowe, 15-7-98, and one, on the cliffs at Corton, 27-8-98. 4. A t r a , Payk. Bentley Woods and Tattingstone, on Crucifera. ; Sudbury. 5. C r u c i f e r a e , Goeze. Sudbury, very rare (Elliott). — Handford Meadows, Ipswich, sparingly. 6. V i t t u l a , Redt. Beddingfield and Bungay (Garneys).—Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and crabro (Tuck).—Ipswich District, common ; Stowmarket. 7. U n d u l a t a , Kuts. Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common ; Tostock. 8. N e m o r u m , L. Eye District (Tyrer).—Ipswich (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Burstall and Claydon, uncommon. 9. O c h r i p e s , Curt. Burstall, sparingly. One var. of ? , Bentley Woods, 23-5-96. 10. S i n u a t a , Steph. Near Eye, by Miss Freeman, in 1864 (Ent. Ann., 1865, p. 40).—Taken by Miss Freeman, at Beddingfield, in 1868; Bungay (Garneys).—One, at Foxhall, 30-5-96. 11. T e t r a s t i g m a , Com. Ditchingham, Suffolk (F. Col.). 3 12. E x c l a m a t i o n i s , Thunb. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—In sod, from base of willow, Brandon ; somewhat common on the banks of the Gipping, from Ipswich to Claydon. APHTHONA. 1. L u t e s c e n s , Gyll. Session Heath, Brandon (Elliott).—Common in ditches, in marshes about Lakenheath ; Foxhall ; Southwold ; Barnby Broad. 2. N o n s t r i a t a , Goeze. Beccles (Crutwell).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Wangford Drain, near Lakenheath (Elliott).—Henstead and Barnby ; Bramford, common on Iris. 3. V e n u s t u l a , Kuts. Eye District (Tyrer).—Ipswich District, common on Euphorbia amygdaloides ; Assington. 1 2 in the 3

v. E.M.M., 1897, pp. 9 to I I . P. lepidii, Koch, is another common southern species which does not appear to have occurred eastern counties though it h a s been found at Burton-on-Trent. T h e s a m e remark applies to this as to Longitarsus misturiti (v. ante).


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4. A t r o c c e r u l e a , Steph. Eye District (Tyrer).—Beddingfield (Garneys).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bentley Woods ; flood refuse, by the Gipping; Grundisburgh, Great Blakenharn, etc., rather common. 5. V i r e s c e n s , Foudr. It has been taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Beddingfield (Garneys).—Especially abundant near Bungay, in Suffolk, by Dr. Power, and not far from Eye, by Miss Freeman, in 1864 (Ent. Ann., 1865, p. 40).—Bentley Woods, rare, on Pinus sylvestris ; Southwold cliffs, rare. BATOPHILA. 1. R u b i , Payk. A few, swept from Rtibus, in Assington Thicks, June, 1898, by Mr. Elliott and myself. 2. . f f i r a t a , Marsh. Rare, at Ipswich ; Little Blakenham and Great Blakenham, local [v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 265]. SPH^RODERMA. 1. T e s t a c e u m , F. Eye District (Tyrer).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Wangford, in the Brandon District ; Ipswich District. 2. C a r d u i , Gyll. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Ipswich District. APTEROPEDA. i. O r b i c u l a t a , Marsh. In moss, in winter, Fritton and Belton, common (Paget).—By sifting marsh hay, at Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Bentley Woods, not uncommonly, by Mr. Elliott and myself. PODAGRICA. i. F u s c i c o r n i s , L. Eye District (Tyrer).—Taken by Miss Freeman, at Debenham, in August, off Malva rotundifolia (Garneys).—In profusion, at Southwold (Tomlin).—Rare, on mallow, near Bentley Station. MANTURA.1 1. R u s t i c a , L. Ipswich District, not uncommon ; Felixstowe ; Sudbury District. 2. C h r y s a n t h e m i , Koch. One, near Hogs Highland, Ipswich, 1893 (Elliman).—One, swept, at Brandon, in September, 1896. 3. O b t u s a t a , Gyll. Suffolk (F. Col.).—One, by sifting marsh hay, at Oulton Broad, in the middle of December (Bedwell).—Mr. Fox once gave me a specimen probably taken in Suffolk. Helianthemum vulgare is quite a common plant. OCHROSIS. i. S a l i c a r i a e , Payk.

Ditchingham, Suffolk (F. Col.). 2

1 M. Matthewsi, Curt., might occur on the chalk, but it is only recorded from Matlock and Cambridge, north of London, and is very local ; my records [u. Ent. Ree. v., p. 54 and 55] a r e errors. 2 See notes under Longitarsus nasturtii ante.


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CREPIDODERA. 1. T r a n s v e r s a , Marsh. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common ; Tostock ; Southwold. 2. F e r r u g i n e a , Scop. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common ; Tostock. 3. R u f i p e s , L. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).— Southwold (Tomlin).—Burstall and Coddenham. 4. N i t i d u l a , L. Eye District, 4-4-60 (Tyrer).-—One specimen, taken from a young poplar, in Assington Thicks, 22-6-98. 5. H e l x i n e s , I . Very rare, taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Not uncommon, on young poplars, in Assington Thicks. Var. c y a n e a , Marsh. Off aspen, in one spot, in 1897 and 1898 ; somewhat commonly, at Glemsford (Waterhouse). — Two, from poplar, in Assington Thicks, June, 1898. 6. C h l o r i s , Foudr. Occasionally, under willow bark, in the Ipswich District ; Martlesham ; Barham ; Claydon ; Sudbury. 7. A u r a t a , Marsh. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Ipswich District and Trimley, common ; Tostock ; Sudbury District. 8. S m a r a g d i n a , Foudr. Ipswich District : Claydon, etc. ; Walberswick, on sallows, in the marshes ; Oulton Broad. HIPPURIPHILLA. i. M o d e e r i , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Foxhall and Dodnash Wood ; Henstead ; somewhat common, locally, on Equisetum. CHÄTOCNEMA. i. H o r t e n s i s , Fourc. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). —Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Brandon District (Elliott).— Ipswich District, common ; Southwold ; Hadleigh. PLECTRO SCELIS. i. C o n c i n n a , Marsh. Bury District ( T u c k ) . — C o r t o n (Butler).— Oulton Broad and Herringfleet (Bedwell). — Brandon District (Elliott).—Sudbury and Ipswich Districts, common ; Hadleigh. PSYLLIODES. 1. A t t e n u a t a , Koch. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Suffolk (Curtis). 2. C h r y s o c e p h a l a , L. Gardens, Suffolk (Curtis). — Oulton Broad, July, 1898 (Bedwell).—Swept, in marshes, near Lakenheath ; on the banks of the Gipping, etc. ; Dunwich. Var. a n g l i c a , F. Found in Suffolk, in June (Ste. Illus.).—Occasionally, at Beddingfield (Garneys). 3. C y a n o p t e r a , III. " Taken in Suffolk," Stephens (F. Col.). 4. N a p i , Koch. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon District; not uncommon on the banks of the Gipping, and in Bentley Woods. 5. C u p r e a , Koch. Bury District, several in 1896 (Tuck).


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6. A f f i n i s , Payk. Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon District; Bramford ; Tostock. 7. M a r c i d a , III. Lowestoft (F. Col.).—It should be, as it is in Norfolk, locally common on Cakile maritima. I have not taken it. 8. D u l c a m a r a e , Koch. Bury District, several on Eupatorium, in the fens (Tuck).—Belstead ; Bramford ; local. 9. C h a l c o m e r a , III. Foxhall, rarely, on Nasturtium officinale. 10. P i c i n a , Marsh. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—In marshes, by the Orwell and Barren Heath, 1893 (Elliman).—Bungay and Ditchingham, Suffolk (F. Col.).—Brandon District ; on banks of the Gipping and of the Orwell. CASSIDA. 1. M u r r a e a , L. By sweeping, in Eye Park, July, 1859 (Tyrer). 2. V i b e x , F. Ditchingham, Suffolk (F. Col.).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys). 3. S a n g u i n o l e n t a , F. Once, near Bungay (Garneys).—One, swept in a damp place, Wherstead, May, 1896; several, in flood refuse, on the banks of the Gipping, February, 1897. 4. N o b i l i s , L. One, at Felixstowe, 4-6-79 (Walker). — Once, near Bungay (Garneys). 5. F l a v e o l a , Thunb. Lakenheath (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Ipswich District, not v^ry common ; Dodnash Wood; Barnby. 6. E q u e s t r i s , F. Tuddenham Fen (Tuck). — Lakenheath, rare (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Henstead, commonly, in August. 7. V i r i d i s , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Lakenheath (Elliott).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District; Felixstowe ; flood refuse, by the Gipping, common. 8. H e m i s p h a e r i c a , Herbst. Suffolk (Ste. Man., quoted by Fowler).

HETEROMERA. BLAPS. 1. M u c r o n a t a , Latr. Bramford; and occasionally, in cellars, in Ipswich. 2. S i m i l i s , Latr. Bury District (Tuck).—Market Lane, Ipswich, one, in 1896 or 1897 (Baylis). CRYPTICUS. 1. Q u i s q u i l i u s , L. Common, at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).— South wold, 1888 (Crutwell).—Felixstowe sandhills (Walker, Elliott, etc.).—Bawdsey, on the golf links. HELIOPATHES. 1. G i b b u s , F. "Lowestoft," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).—Abundant, at Felixstowe, June, 1879 (Walker).- Felixstowe sandhills, not uncommon since 1895.


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OPATRUM. i. S a b u l o s u m , Gyll. "Frostenden, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).—Bungay, in Suffolk (Curtis). MICROZOUM.' i. T i b i a l e , F. First taken in Britain, at the mouth of a rabbit's hole, at Barton Mills, by Kirby, in July, 1797 (v. Freeman's "Life," p. 107).—" Lowestoft, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).— Southwold, in abundance, on a sandy cliff (Curtis).—I have not found it at Southwold or Lowestoft. HELEDONA.2 i. A g a r i c o l a , F. Taken by Kirby, in Suffolk, in the Agaric of the Willow (Curtis). DIAPERIS. i. B o l e t i , L. Mr. Kirby told me that he once found a considerable number on a Boletus, near Barham (Ste. Illus.).—In Boleti ; Barham ; June (Ste. Man., quoted by Curtis and Fowler). SCAPHIDEMA. i. M e t a l l i c u m , F. Twice, at Ipswich, beneath February and May [v. Ent. Ree. vi, p. 114].

aspen

bark,

in

TENEBRIO.3 i. M o l i t o r , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Battisford, Baker).—Ipswich. Probably common.

many (in

coll.

GNATHOCERUS. i. C o r n u t u s , F

Once or twice, from bread, at Ipswich. TRIBOLIUM.

i. F e r r u g i n e u m , F. One, in a collection of foreign insects, at Woodbridge, September, 1897. Quite possibly imported. HYPOPHLCEUS. i. B i c o l o r , Ol. One, from burrows of Hylesinus the Gipping at Sproughton, December, 1895.

crenatus, in oak, by

HELOPS. 1. C c e r u l e u s , L. " Aldeburgh, Suffolk," W. C. Hewitson (Ste. Illus.).— Occasionally, on walls and at sugar, about Ipswich, but not common. 1 Heliophilus obsoletas. Marsh. One specimen only is known of this insect, which I obtained from the Marshamian collection, and which appears to have been captured on the coast of Suffolk (Ste. Ilius., Vol. v., p. 18).—Suffolk coast (Ste. Man., p 324). T h e only record for Britain. 2 Fhaleria cadaverina, F-, quite certainly occurs beneath seaweed, Scdurn, etc , on our coast s a n d s ; it has been found at Harwich, Walton, Southend, etc., and is locally common, at Yarmouth, Hunstanton, etc. 3 Both molitor, L., and obscuras, F., are probably introduced species, though the former is now one of our commonest beetles ; a n d the latter occurs m most of our large towns, and is probably to be found at Ipswich and Bury.


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CISTELA. 1. L u p e r u s , Herbst. Bentley Woods, rare, 1894, by beating bushes. 2. C e r a m b o i d e s , L. One, Bentley Woods, May, 1894. 3. M u r i n a , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk, black var. (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; the black var. uncommon. ERYX. i. A t e r , F. Mildenhall (Curtis). — One, on a willow trunk, by the Gipping at Ipswich, by night, 1895 (Baylis). CTENIOPUS.2 i. S u l p h u r e u s , L. Belton Clay Pit, uncommon (Paget ; quoted by Curtis).—Common, at Brandon (Walker).—Bury District; Breck District, near Brandon (Tuck, in Trans. Nor. Soc. vi., p. 228).— Common, in the Tuddenham District (Harwood).—Somewhat common, on the banks of the Gipping and in the Bramford Marshes ; Southwold. By no means confined to the coast in Suffolk.

i. H i r t a , L. common.

LAGRIA. Bury District (Tuck). — Ipswich District, somewhat

TETRATOMA. 1. F u n g o r u m , F Not uncommon, in some years, about Bury (Tuck). 2. D e s m a r e s t i , Latr. Coddenham, 1895 (Fox). 3. A n c o r a , F. Once, by Mr. Garneys, senr., near Bungay (Garneys). ORCHESIA. i. M i c a n s , Panz. In Suffolk; it has been taken in profusion, in June, beneath moist Boleti (Ste. Illus.). — From an old fungus on elm, abundant, 21-6-60, Eye District (Tyrer). — Several, bred from a fungus, Cortón Colville (Bedwell). — Probably very common ; the pink larvae may almost invariably be observed in Agarics, on old elms ; Foxhall, etc. HALLOMENUS. i. H u m e r a l i s , Panz. A single specimen, running on the pavement, in Fore Street, Ipswich, 1893. (Elliman).

i. T e s t a c e u s , 16-6-95.

Ol.

i. C a r a b o i d e s , L.

CONOPALPUS. One, beaten from poplar, in Bentley Woods, MELANDRYA. Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).

1 I should h a v e some hesitation in including my very poor specimen if I did not know that the species occurs just across the river at Harwich, and in other localities along the E s s e s coast. 2 Mr. T y r e r records [Ent. w k . Int.] Mycetochares scapularis, Gyll. ( - bipustulata, Illig.) from Brockdish, a village some half mile to the north of the Waveney, between Harleston and Diss.


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One male, at Coddenham, 1896 (Fox).

SALPINGUS. i. C a s t a n e u s , Panz. Bury District (Tuck).—On Pinus Bentley Woods, not uncommon.

sylvestris,

R H I N OSI M US. 1. R u f i c o l l i s , L. Bury District, one, under bark, September, 1896 (Tuck). 2. V i r i d i p e n n i s , Steph. Rare, beneath ivy bark, Ipswich, and Bentley Woods. 3. P l a n i r o s t r i s , F Fritton, on osiers (Paget).—Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon District ( E l l i o t t s Ipswich District, common. ŒDEMERA.1 1. N o b i l i s , Scop. Bury District (Tuck).—South wold (Crutwell).— Sudbury (Elliott).—Little Blakenham, and on the banks of the Gipping, not common ; Burgh Castle. 2. L u r i d a , Marsh. Little Blakenham chalk pits, not uncommon in August, ? attached to Ononis spinosa.

i. F e m o r a t a , F.

ONCOMERA. Once, near Bungay (Garneys).

NACERDES. i. M e l a n u r a , Schmidt. Lowestoft (Saunders).—Southwold (Crutwell). •—On the banks of the Gipping, above I p s w i c h ; 2 Felixstowe, common. ISCHNOMERA. i. C c e r u l e a , L.

Occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Iilus., quoted by Fowler).

PYROCHROA. i. S e r r a t i c o r n i s , Scop. Bury District (Tuck).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Clare and Nayland (Elliott).—Ipswich District, not very common. MORDELLA. i. F a s c i a t a , F.

One, on Angelica sylvestris, Bentley Woods, 31-7-94. M O R D E L L I S T E N A.

1. A b d o m i n a l i s , F One, at Coddenham, in 1896 (Fox). 2. H u m e r a l i s , L. Ipswich District, uncommon. 3. L a t e r a l i s , 01. Occurs, equally plentifully, with the preceding. 1 Curtis (B.E.) includes (Efemera podagrariir, I... and says it h a s been " f o u n d in Suffolk." Probably an error, though the species occurs throughout F r a n c e and Germany, a n d the food plant (Aigopodium podagraria) is widely distributed in Britain. 2 Its occurrence here, some thirteen miles from the sea, is nearly as curious as Mr. E d w a r d s ' record of the species from Mousehold Heath, in Norfolk.


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4. B r u n n e a , F. Southwold, in August, 1877 (Saunders).—Aldeburgh, 1892 (Crutwell).—Singly, on meadow-sweet, at Bramford ; and on umbels, at Wherstead. 5. P u m i l a , Gyll. Bungay, Suffolk (Curtis) —Ipswich District, somewhat common ; Bentley Woods, Foxhall, etc. ; Dodnash Wood.

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8.

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AN ASPIS.1 F r o n t a l i s , L. Bury District (Tuck). — Herringfleet and Carlton Colville (Bedwell). — Sudbury and Ipswich Districts, common ; Barnby Broad. G a r n e y s i , Foivler. Taken on chalk, in Blakenham Pits. P u l i c a r i a , Costa. Taken at Blakenham, in 1897 ; probably not uncommon. G e o f f r o y i , Müll. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer). — Ipswich District, c o m m o n ; Bromeswell H e a t h ; Woodbridge ; Sudbury District. R u f i c o l l i s , F. Southwold (Crutwell). — Bury District (Tuck).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common ; Tostock. C o s t a e , Emery (flava, L., var. thoracica, L. [of Brit. coll.]). From whitethorn, Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Bentley Woods, local. S u b t e s t a c e a , Steph. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Not very common ; in a garden, in Ipswich, common, on elder blossom ; on the banks of the Orwell, Bramford, Wherstead, etc. L a t i p a l p i s , Schilsky. Mr. Champion has been good enough to pick out two ? ? , both swept in damp situations, at Foxhall and Bramford respectively, in May and July, 1897, which were mixed with suhtestacea in my collection. M a c u l a t a , Fourc. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common ; Tostock. METŒCUS.

i. P a r a d o x u s , L. It is common in the neighbourhood of Stowmarket, in wasps' nests (C. R. Bree, Naturalist, 1858). — Often met with [near Hitcham] (Zoologist, vol. vii., p. 2584). — Bury District. " T h i s beetle is rather common with m e ; I find it in the nests of V. vulgaris ; the earliest date I have taken the perfect insect is August 2nd, and the latest September 24th ; two or three are the usual number in a nest, but I once found twenty-four" (Tuck).— Forty-nine specimens were taken by Mr. Tuck in 1896 \y. E. M. M., March, 1897].—One, in a nest of V. vulgaris, at Foxhall, 15-9-97. NOTOXUS. i. M o n o c e r o s , L. Belton Clay Pits (Paget). — Lowestoft, 1861 (Saunders).—Felixstowe and Ipswich, 1879 (Walker).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common ; Southwold ; Sudbury ; Barnby Broad. i V. Champion, in E.M.M., May, 1898, p. 101.


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ANTHICUS. 1. H u m i l i s , Germ. One or two, beneath seaweed, Trimley Marshes, May, 1898. 2. F l o r a l i s , L. Lowestoft (Butler). — Brandon (Elliott). — By the Gipping and at Foxhall, uncommon; Corton. 3. A n t h e r i n u s , L. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Occasionally, near Bungay (Garneys).—Tostock (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Barham, on Malva; beneath rejectamenta. at Trimley and Wherstead ; Sudbury District. Uncommon, though widely distributed. XYLOPHILUS. 1. P o p u l n e u s , F. Bury District, a few from fungi on white poplar, in October, 1895 (Tuck). 2. O c u l a t u s , Gyll. Has occurred in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.)—Mr. Kirby, I believe, has met with it in Suffolk (Curtís). MELOÉ.1 1. P r o s c a r a b a e u s , L. Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bramford ; Felixstowe, near the beach ; Levington ; Long Melford. 2. V i o l a c e u s , Marsh. Equally abundant, in Norfolk and Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—-Uncommon, at Bentley Woods. LYTTA. 1. V e s i c a t o r i a , L. This insect, generally so rare in England, appeared in the summer of 1837 in great numbers in Essex, Suffolk and the Isle of Wight (Intro. to Entomology, p. 179).—Tuddenham St. Mary and Icklingham, in July (VVratislaw).

RHYNCHOPHORA. CHORAGUS.2 1. S h e p p a r d i , Kirby. Habitat in Angliá. Apud Offton in Suffolciá a D. Sheppard rarius lectus, strenue saltans (Kirby, in Linn. Trans, [figured], vol. xii. [1818], p. 447). — Kirby's dedication (loe. cit.) is interesting :—"Entomologo cordato oculatissimo Revetlo Sheppardo, A B., S.L.S., hoc insectum ab ipso solummodo adhuc inventum, et mihi benevole communication, mérito dica/ur."—On willows, Barham, Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Newmarket Heath (F. Col ).—One, on banks of the Gipping, near Ipswich, on Spircea ulmaria, July, 1896. Bramford, August, 1897. Burgh Castle, sitting on a dead willow trunk, August, 1898. 1 Autumnalis, Ol. ( = glabratus, Leach). " T h e Rev. William Kirby first found this insect in E n g l a n d " (Leach, in Linn. T r a n s . , vol. xi., p. 242). Very possibly in Suffolk, though there is no evidence to show that this was t h e case. 2 Phlaobius grist us, Steph. ( = Arctctrus coffttt. F.). Specimens have occurred in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). " Recorded as taken at Sunderland, by Mr. P e a c o c k " (Rye, in Ent. Ann., 1872, p. 40), " b u t not i n d i g e n o u s " (Rye, loc. at., p. 196). " A native of t h e East I n d i e s " (J. Walton, in A. & M. of N . H . , 1844, p. 56). I find no further references to this species in Britain.


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APODERUS. i. C o r y l i , L. A few from Battisford (in coll. Baker).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bentley Woods, occasionally, upon young oaks and hazels. ATTELABUS. i. C u r c u l i o n o i d e s , L. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Lound Wood, scarce [quoted by Curtis] (Paget).—Bentley Woods, not uncommon, on young oaks, in May and June. RHINOMACER. i. A t t e l a b o i d e s , F Two, beaten from Ptnus sylvestris, in Bentley Woods, in 1898 (vide E.M.M., vol. xxxiv., p. 160). T h e most southern locality in which this species was previously known to occur is Ripon, in Yorkshire. BYCTISCUS. 1. B e t u l e t i , F Bentley Woods, beaten, rarely, from poplar and birch. 2. P o p u l i , L. Sixty-five specimens, at Coddenham, in 1896 (Fox).—• Bentley Woods, sometimes not uncommon on poplars ; Barham. RHYNCHITES. 1. B a c c h u s , L. Taken at Barham by Mr. Kirby (Curtis). 2. C u p r e u s , L. Beaten, somewhat rarely, from mountain ash in Bentley Woods, in April, May and September (Elliott, Baylis, etc.). 3. . / E q u a t u s , L. Southwold (Crutwell).—Sudbury (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell) —-Ipswich District, not uncommon on whitethorn. 4. / E n e o v i r e n s , Marsh. Suffolk (F. Col.). — Rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—Bentley Woods, somewhat common ; Assington Thicks. 5. C c e r u l e u s , De G. Bentley Woods and Foxhall ; Tostock, one, June, 1896; local. 6. M i n u t u s , Herbst. Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer). — Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad and Mutford Wood (Bedwell). — Ipswich District, common ; Trimley. 7. P a u x i l l u s , Germ. One, at Felixstowe, near the old church, 6-5-94 [v. Ent. Ree. vi., p. 116]. 8. N a n u s , Payk. Bentley Woods, Mutford Wood and Assington Thicks, on birch, not very common. 9. S e r i c e u s , Herbst. One, Ipswich District, 1894 (Baylis). 0. U n c i n a t u s , Thorns. Two or three, beaten from young birches, in Assington Thicks, near Sudbury, 22-6-98. 1. P u b e s c e n s , F. Bentley Woods, uncommon, on oak. DEPORAÜS. 1. M e g a c e p h a l u s , Germ. One, at Bramford, 5-8-93 \v. Ent. Ree. v., P- 54]2. B e t u l s e , L. Lound Wood, common (Paget).—Mutford Wood (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods, very common.


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APION.1 1. P o m o n a e , F. Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).— Brandon, not common (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, on Pinus sylvestris and oak, local, and not very common ; Sudbury, on May blossom. 2. S u b u l a t u m , Kirby. Found in July, on the Lathyrus pratensis, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus., quoted by Fowler). 3. U l i c i s , Forst. Lowestoft (Tomlin).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Ipswich District, common. 4. G e n i s t a e , Kirby. Suffolk (Ste. Man., quoted by Fowler). 5. F u s c i r o s t r e , F Suffolk (Ste. Man.). — Excessively abundant, on Cytisus between Brandon and Lakenheath, September, 1896 (Elliott; v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 10). — Bentley Woods and Barren Heath, rare. 6. M a l v a e , F. Rare, at Dodnash Wood ; taken commonly upon Malva sylvestris, by Mr. Elliott and myself, in a lane at Stoke-by-Nayland, May, 1898. 7. U r t i c a r i u m , Herbst. Common, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Hedges, at Bradwell, frequent (Paget). — Belstead village, on Malva, uncommon. 8. M i n i a t u m , Germ. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich and Sudbury Districts ; Dodnash Wood ; abundant, on Felixstowe beach. 9. C r u e n t a t u m , Walt. Brandon and Ipswich (Walker). 10. H a e m a t o d e s , Kirby. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts ; Southwold ; Dunwich ; common. H . R u b e n s , Steph. Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Corton (Bedwell). —Foxhall Heath, at base of one hedge, rare, 1896. 12. P a l l i p e s , Kirby. Found occasionally, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Ditchingham, Suffolk (F. Col.).—Off Mercurialis perennis, at Chediston, in Suffolk (Garneys).—Bentley and Dodnash Woods ; Shrubland Park ; Burstall, etc. ; Stowmarket. Locally common, on dog's mercury. 13. R u f i r o s t r e , F Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Southwold (Tomlin).—Sudbury District, locally common (Elliott).—Belstead village and Freston, abundant on Malva. 14. Viciae, Payk. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Brandon District; occasionally near the Gipping ; Tostock. 15. D i f f o r m e , Germ. Ipswich District, local: Bentley Woods and on the banks of the Gipping, but occasionally in some numbers ; Mutford Wood. 16. V a r i p e s , Germ? Bury District (Tuck).—Somewhat rare, Bentley Woods, Freston, Ipswich, Burstall and Shrubland Park, sometimes on Mercurialis perennis. 1 T h a n k s to Kirby's exertions we have a very fine list of this genus, of which seventy-six species occur in Britain ; but I certainly think that A. ononidis, GYLL., is to be met with on the Ononis spinosa, so common on our coast sands, at Kessingland, etc. ; and it is extremely probable that the even commoner A. scutellare, Kirby, occurs on Ulex in the county. In Norfolk, the former has been found at Yarmouth, and the latter is common. 2 It is hardly probable, I fear, that A. Inviatile, Kirby, incorrectly recorded by myself from the Ipswich District Ent. Ree. v., pp. 54 and 55), will occur with us; it seems nearly confined to the south east coast, Southend being its northern limit.


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17. A p r i c a n s , Herbst. Particularly abundant, in Suffolk, in 1840 and 1841 (Curtis F.I., p. 477).—Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon (Elliott).—Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common. 18. T r i f o l i i , L. Ipswich and Bently Woods, apparently uncommon. ig. A s s i m i l e , Kirby. Bury District, in nests of V. germanica (Tuck).— Brandon, very abundant, at base of willows (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Southwold. 20. D i c h r o u m , Bedel. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris and B. agrorum (Tuck).—Oulton Broad and Mutford Wood (Bedwell). —Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common ; Stowmarket; Sudbury District, etc. Common. 21. N i g r i t a r s e , Kirby. Apud Nacton prope Gippovicum (Kirby's Monograph). — Corton (Butler). — Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum (Tuck). —Ipswich District. not very common; Southwold. 22. C o n f l u e n s , Kirby. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Lowestoft (F. Col.).—On thistles, Lakenheath; Foxhall, on Matricaria, uncommon. 23. S t o l i d u m , Germ. Near Beccles, Suffolk, about 14-6-87 (Piffard). 24. S o r b i , F. Suffolk (Ste. Man., quoted by Fowler). 25. H o o k e r i , Kirby. Lowestoft (F. Col.).—Mutford Wood and Kessingland (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods and Foxhall, u n c o m m o n ; Southwold. 26. . / E n e u m , F. Southwold (Crutwell).—-Abundant, on mallows, at Brandon, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Ipswich District, common on Malva ; Sudbury. 27. R a d i o l u s , Kirby. Southwold (Tomlin).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Abundant, on mallows, at Brandon, September, 1896 (Elliott).— iDswich District, common on Malva; Southwold; Sudbury District. 28. O n o p o r d i , Kirbv. Bury District (Tuck).—Southwold (Tomlin).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Thetford, Suffolk (Elliott). — B r a n d o n and Ipswich Districts, common ; Dodnash Wood. 29. C a r d u o r u m , Kirby. Fritton (Butler). — Bury District (Tuck).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Thetford, Suffolk (Elliott). — Ipswich District, not uncommon ; Bentley Woods, etc.; Stowmarket. 30. L a e v i g a t u m , Kirby. In arenario quodam prope Gippovicum a Dom. Sheppard bis lectum (Kirby).—It has been taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Mr. S. Stevens sums up all that is known of this species as a British insect in the Ent. Rec., vol. viii., p. 245. 31. F l a v i m a n u m , Gyll. Suffolk (Ste. Man.). 32. V i c i n u m , Kirby. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Rare, at Tostock (Tuck). —Not uncommon, throughout the Brandon District, on Malva, thistles, etc. 33. V i r e n s , Herbst. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Oulton Broad, abundant (Bedwell).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, c o m m o n ; Southwold. 34. A s t r a g a l i , Payk. Found on Astragalus g/ycyphyllus, by Mr. Kirby, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Barham, Suffolk (Ste." Man.).—Mr. Kirby sought for it year after year, Astragalus glycyphyllus being abundant near his residence, but never found it more than once (J. Walton, A. and M.N.H., 1834, p. 34).


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35. P u n c t i g e r u m , Payk. Mutford Wood, commonly, 21-5-98 (Bedwell). —One, swept, at Tostock ; Ipswich District, rare ; Burstall, etc. 36. P i s i , F. Thetford, Suffolk and Lakenheath (Elliott). — Ipswich, Lowestoft and Sudbury Districts, common ; Southwold. 37. - f f i t h i o p s , Herbst. Bury District (Tuck).—Ipswich District ; Belstead and Bentley Woods ; Tostock. 38. E b e n i n u m , Kirby. Blakenham Magnum prope Gippovicum, July, 1806 (Kirby). 39. F i l i r o s t r e , Kirby. I have a single specimen only, which I captured at Little Blakenham in Suffolk, in September, 1821 (Ste. Illus.).— One, on Melilotus officinalis, at Bramford, 9-7-97. 40. S t r i a t u m , Kirby. Brandon and Ipswich Districts, on Ulex. 41. I m m u n e , Kirby. Hogs Highland, Ipswich, on Genista, 1893 (Elliman).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common. 42. O n o n i s , Kirby. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Little Blakenham chalk pits and Barham ; on Ononis spinosa, on the Kessingland sandhills. 43 S p e n c e i , Kirby. R a r e ; found occasionally in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Bury District, beaten from beech (Tuck).—Near Lakenheath, rare, on Vicia cracca. 44. E r v i , Kirby. Lavenham, Suffolciâ ; Barham (Kirby).—It was found on Lalhyrus pratensis, in Suffolk, by Mr. Kirby (Ste. Illus.). — Brandon District ; Bentley Woods, Foxhall and near the Gipping ; Henstead ; Tostock, common, June, 1896 ; Wangford St. Peter. 45. V o r a x , Herbst. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Bury District, abundant on beech (Tuck).—Not uncommon at Brandon (Elliott).— Ipswich District, widely distributed ; Stowmarket ; Sudbury District. 46. G y l l e n h a l i , Kirby. Suffolk (Ste. Man., quoted by Fowler). 47. U n i c o l o r , Kirby. Bury District (Tuck).—-Not uncommon, on the banks of the Gipping, but apparently local ; Foxhall ; Southwold. 48. L o t i , Kirby.—Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — R a r e : Foxhall, Bentley Woods and Blakenham. 49. S e n i c u l u m , Kirby. Suffolk (Ste. Man.). —Bury District (Tuck).— Westerfield and Bentley Woods, uncommon ; Barham ; Southwold. 50. T e n u e , Kirby. I found several specimens in a chalk pit, at Little Blakenham, in Suffolk, in September, 1821 (Ste. Illus.). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts ; Bentley Woods ; flood refuse on the Gipping ; not uncommon. 51. S i m i l e , Kirby. Taken at Hadleigh, in Suffolk, in July, 1862 (Garneys).—Bentley Woods, uncommon on birch ; Mutford Wood. 52. P u b e s c e n s , Kirby. Suffolk (Ste. Man.). — Oulton Broad and Bentley Woods (Bedwell).—Ipswich, rare. 53. L i m o n i i , Kirby} Not uncommon, on the coasts of Suffolk, etc. (Ste. Illus.).—I have searched beds of Statice limonium at Walberswick, and elsewhere, unsuccessfully, in August. 54. S e d i , Germ. Beccles (Crutwell). 55. M a r c h i c u m , Herbst. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Brandon District ; Ipswich District, somewhat common, on Rumex. 56. A f f i n e , Kirby. Suffolk (Ste. Man., quoted by Fowler). i " T h e pride and joy of my discoveries is a new A pion, which I have found in tolerable n u m b e r s upon Statice limonium. It is by far the most splendid and beautiful, and, I think, also the largest, species of t h e genus that I yet a m acquainted with . . . I call it A pion limonii, a n d it will form the concluding species of my 1 aper ; a n d so I may well say, Finis coronai opus."— Kirby.


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57. V i o l a c e u m , Kirby. " N e a r Kesgrave, by Ipswich," Kirby (Ste. Illus.). — Beccles (Crutwell). — Corton (Butler). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common, on Rumices. 58. H y d r o l a p a t h i , Kirby. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common. 59. H u m i l e , Germ. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Southwold (Crutwell).— Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum (Tuck).—Corton (Butler).— Oulton Broad and Mutford Wood (Bedwell).—Brandon (Elliott).— Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common ; Martlesham ; Southwold ; Tostock ; Benacre. O T I O R R H Y N C H U S .

1. T e n e b r i c o s u s , Herbst. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). 2. A t r o a p t e r u s , De G. Bury District (Tuck). Mr. Tuck is quite sure of this record. Usually on the coast. Not known in Norfolk. 3. S c a b r o s u s , Marsh. Bury District, in nests of V. vulgaris (Tuck). —Ipswich District, apparently not very common ; Southwold. 4. L i g n e u s , Ol. Barham (Ste. Man.).—Felixstowe, in 1879 (Walker). —Felixstowe Cliffs, rare, in 1896. 5. P i c i p e s , F. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Felixstowe (Walker). —Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Tostock ; Sudbury District, etc. 6. S u l c a t u s , F Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk ( R a n s o m s Ipswich, apparently uncommon. 7. L i g u s t i c i , L. " In a gravel-pit near Barham," Rev. W. Kirby (Ste. Illus.).—Uncommon, Belton clay pit (Paget). 8. O v a t u s , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Brandon (Elliott). — Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, c o m m o n ; Southwold Cliffs ; Hadleigh. T R A C H Y P H L Œ U S .

1. S c a b e r , L. Moss, Belton Heath, common (Paget).—Barren Heath ; Bentley Woods ; Dodnash Wood. 2. S c a b r i c u l u s , L. Ipswich, in 1879 (Walker).—On poplar, at Brandon, 1896; rare about Ipswich. C I E N O P S I S .

i. W a l t o n i , Schön. One, in moss, Bentley Wood, 12-3-95 ; two or three, taken in a sand hollow, at Herringfleet, by Mr. Bedwell and myself, in May, 1898. STROPHOSOMUS.3 1. C o r y l i , F. Fritton Wood, abundant (Paget). — Bury District (Tuck).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common in woods ; Tostock ; Sudbury District. 2. C a p i t a t u s , De G. Found in woods, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts. Common, in woods, everywhere. 3 5 . retusHS, Marsh., also probably o c c u r s ; it is a widely d i s t r i b u t e d species ; it feeds, p e r h a p s most commonly, upon Genista anglica, b u t is s o m e t i m e s found upon Erica and Ulex, a n d in Norfolk it is generally d i s c o v e r e d in gravel p i t s o n h e a t h s .


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3. F a b e r , Herbst. In nests of B. sylvarum, Bury District, 1897 (Tuck). —Foxhall (Elliott).—Session Heath, Brandon ; Bentley Woods, Freston and Bramford ; flood refuse, by the Gipping ; Southwold Cliffs. 4. L a t e r a l i s , Payk. Southwold, at roots of heather (Crutwell).— Corton, June, 1898 (Bedwell).—Foxhall Heath, on Erica tetralix. EXOMIAS. i. A r a n e i f o r m i s , Sehr. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Near the Gipping, at Ipswich ; Bentley Woods and Blakenham, uncommon. BRACHYSOMUS. i. E c h i n a t u s , Bonsd. Occasionally, near the Gipping, Bentley Woods and Belstead, uncommon ; very common, in Shrubland Park, in May, 1897. SCI A P H I L U S . i. M u r i c a t u s , F. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Ipswich District, not very common ; Aldeburgh ; Sudbury District, not uncommon ; Burgh Castle. TROPIPHORUS. i. T o m e n t o s u s , Marsh. One specimen, swept from the rough edge of a field, at Stoke-by-Nayland, May, 1898 (Elliott). LIOPHLŒUS. i. N u b i l u s , F Three specimens, taken at Beddingfield, about 1870 (in coll. Garneys). POLYDRUSUS. 1. M i c a n s , F. Several specimens, beaten from young trees, in Assington Thicks, in June, 1898, by Mr. Elliott and myself. 2. T e r e t i c o l l i s , De G. Bentley Woods, common ; Sudbury District ; Assington. 3. P t e r y g o m a l i s , Boh. Mutford Wood (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods ; Stanstead Woods, by Mr. Elliott and myself, May, 1898. Local. 4. F l a v i p e s , De G. Fields, at Belton, scarce (Paget). 5. C e r v i n u s , L. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck). —Herringfleet and Mutford Wood (Bedwell). — Ipswich District, common ; Sudbury District. 6. C o n f l u e n s , Steph. Rare, taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Brandon, Suffolk (F. C o l ) . PHYLLOBIUS.1 1. O b l o n g u s , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). —Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District ; Aldeburgh, common. 2. C a l c a r a t u s , F. Bury District (Tuck). i I quite expect the whole British genus occurs in Suffolk. P. viridicolliz, F., has been recorded from Brandon and Yarmouth (north of the rivers), and should certainly be found upon A rtemisia maritima on our coasts and inland.

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3. U r t i c a e , De G. Bury District (Tuck). — Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common. 4. P y r i , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Tostock ; Sudbury District. 5. A r g e n t a t u s , L. Bury District (Tuck).—Mutford Wood (Bedwell). Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common. 6. M a c u l i c o r n i s , Germ. Bury District (Tuck). — Mutford Wood (Bedwell).—Ipswich and Sudbury Districts. 7. P o m o n a e , 01. Bury District (Tuck). — Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Bentley Woods and Claydon, uncommon ; Southwold ; Lavenham. Var. c i n e r e i p e n n i s , Gyll. Oulton Broad, June, 1898 (Bedwell).— One, beaten from Sallow, Walberswick, July, 1897. 8. V i r i d s e r i s , Laich. Bury District (Tuck).—Herringfleet and Mutford Wood (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Tostock; Aldeburgh ; Sudbury District. TANYMECUS. i. P a l l i a t u s , F. Very rare; two, at Wherstead, 3-6-94, on Petasites officinalis. PHILOPEDON. i. G e m i n a t u s , F. Captus in littore juxta Landguard-Fort, D. Kirby (Marsham). — Brandon, July, 1 8 8 5 ; Felixstowe, abundant, and Ipswich (Walker).—Southwold (Crutwell).—Corton, July, 1898 (Bedwell).—Foxhall crag pits, not rare. ATACTOGENUS. i. E x a r a t u s , Marsh. Bury District (Tuck).—Southwold (Crutwell).— Rare, Ipswich, Washbrook and Foxhall. BARYNOTUS. 1. O b s c u r u s , F Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Rare, by sweeping at dusk, by the Gipping ; Stoke-by-Nayland. 2. E l e v a t u s , Marsh. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Battisford (Baker).—Shrubland Park, 3-5-97 (Elliott). ALOPHUS. i. T r i g u t t a t u s , F. Gorleston Cliffs, rare ( P a g e t ) . — R a r e : in flood refuse, on banks of the Gipping, and at Foxhall, in sand pits. SITONES. 1. G r i s e u s , F. Several, at Brandon, July, 1885 ; one, at Felixstowe, in 1879 (Walker).—Brandon and Lakenheath, a few, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Occurs, sparingly, on Foxhall Plateau. 2. R e g e n s t e i n e n s i s , Herbst. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District (Tyrer).—Burgh Castle (Paget).—Bury District (Tuck).— Brandon District (Elliott).—Ipswich District, common, on broom. 3. C r i n i t u s , Herbst. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of B. venustus (Tuck).—Occasionally, on the banks of the Gipping ; Bentley Woods ; Long Melford. Not rare.


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4. T i b i a l i s , Herbst. Bury District (Tuck).—Bentley Woods, rare. 5. H i s p i d u l u s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).—Southwold (Crutwell).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Brandon District (Elliott) —Oulton Broad and Mutford Wood (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common. 6. H u m e r a l i s , Steph. Near Barham (Ste. Illus.).—Brandon District, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, rare; Little Blakenham ; Felixstowe Cliffs ; Lavenham. 7. F l a v e s c e n s , Marsh. Also, I believe, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Brandon District, rare, September, 1896; Bentley Woods, o n c e ; Rushmere Heath. Uncommon. 8. P u n c t i c o l l i s , S/eph. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods, Foxhall and Ipswich, not uncommon, in sand pits, in 1896; Southwold ; Felixstowe ; Hadleigh. 9. S u t u r a l i s , Steph. Common, upon Vicia, on a railway bank, near the Gipping, at Ipswich. 10. O n o n i d i s , Sharp. Twenty-five, swept, in the grounds of Tendring Hall, Stoke-by-Nayland, 29-9-80 [v. E.M.M., vol. xvii., p. 163] ; " and, again, in the same field two years later " (Cottam in litt.). 11. L i n e a t u s , L. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer). — Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).— Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common ; Southwold Cliffs ; Hadleigh ; Stowmarket ; Brantham. 12. S u l c i f r o n s , Thunb. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Brandon, common (Elliott). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Little Blakenham chalk pits ; Barham ; Bentley Woods. GRONOPS. i. L u n a t u s , L. " In cornfields, at Livermere, by Mr. Lathbury." " In sandy places, near Barham, by Mr. Sheppard," Marsham MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Not uncommon, in sand pits, at Bentley Woods, in 1896 ; Foxhall ; Ipswich. HYPERA. 1. P u n c t a t a , F Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon (Elliott).—By the Gipping, etc. ; not uncommon, about Ipswich ; Corton and Oulton. Also see E.M.M., 1896, p. 91. 2. F a s c i c u l a t a , Herbst. Four, at Felixstowe, June, 1879, and one at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Felixstowe, not uncommon, in all its stages, beneath Ercdium} 3. R u m i c i s , L. Not rare, on the banks of the Gipping ; Wherstead ; Sudbury District. 4. P o l l u x , F. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, uncommon ; by the Gipping and at Foxhall. 5. A l t e r n a n s , Steph. Fritton, August, 1891 (Butler). — One, Oulton Broad, June, 1898 (Bedwell).—One, swept from a ditch, at Tostock, 17-6-96. i I certainly expect Limobius mixtus, Boh., to occur on Erodium cicutarium our sandy coasts ; ray record, however (Ent. Ree. v., p. 55), is an error.

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6. P o l y g o n i , L. From moss, Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).— Brandon, pseudogalls not uncommon on Lychnis vespertina, in the summer of 1871 (Barrett, E.M.M., vol. viii., p. 205).—One, taken by the Gipping, near Sproughton, under willow bark, 1-12-94 (Baylis).— A specimen, at Lound (Edmonds).—Bentley Woods, in 1897. 7. V a r i a b i l i s , Herbst.—Eye District (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).— Brandon District (Elliott). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).—Bentley Woods, Foxhall, Bramford, etc. Common. 8. M u r i n a , F. One, at Bungay, in September, 1859 (Garneys). 9. P l a n t a g i n i s , De G. One, at Bramford, in moss, 18-1-95 (Baylis). 0. M e i e s , F. " Found in Suffolk " (Ste. Illus., vol. iv\, p. 99 ; quoted by Fowler). 1. N i g r i r o s t r i s , F. Eye District (Tyrer).—Bury District (Tuck).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common ; Tostock ; Hadleigh. CLEONUS. 1. S u l c i r o s t r i s , L. Gorleston Cliffs (Paget).—Southwold (Crutwell).— Gunton Cliffs, Lowestoft (Bedwell).—Maidcross sand hills, Lakenheath and Session Heath, Brandon ; Bramford, and, occasionally, at Bentley Woods ; common periodically at Ipswich. 2. A l b i d u s , F. " Taken, in a gravel pit, near Ipswich, by Rev. R. Sheppard," Marsham MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Brandon, on the Suffolk side (J. Brown). 3. N e b u l o s u s , L. " Martlesham Heath, Suffolk," Marsham MSS. (Ste. Illus.).—Suffolk (F. Col.).

I. P a r a p l e c t i c u s , L. (Garneys).

LIXUS. Once, by Mr. Garneys, Senr., near Bungay LIOSOMA.

I. O v a t u l u m , Clairv. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Ipswich District, not uncommon ; Sudbury District. HYLOBIUS. t. A b i e t i s , L. Bentley Woods, beaten from Pinns sylvestris and Abies excelsa ; not common. ORCHESTES. 1. Q u e r c u s , L. Bentley Woods and Felixstowe, not very common. 2. S c u t e l l a r i s , Gyll. Lowestoft (F. Col.). 3. A l n i , L. Not uncommon, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in fungi (Tuck).—Corton (Butler).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Lavenham ; Felixstowe. Var. f e r r u g i n e u s , Marsh. Bury District (Tuck).—Eye District (Tyrer).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).—Bentley Woods. Clare, very nearly as common as the type, with which it and intermediate forms always occur.


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4. I l i c i s , F Rare, Downham Park, Brandon, beaten from fir; Stoke-by-Nayland ; not rare, by beating young oaks, in Bentley Woods. Var. n i g r i p e s , Fowl. Very rare, found with the type, in Bentley Woods, in 1897. 5. A v e l l a n a e , Don. Corton, 1891 (Butler).—Ditchingham and Bungay, Suffolk (F. Col.).—Bentley Woods, common. 6. F a g i , Z. Bury District, beaten from beech (Tuck). Beech is quite a rare tree about Ipswich. 7. R u s c i , Herbst. Southwold (Crutwell).—-Assington Thicks (Elliott). —Common, in Bentley Woods. 8. S t i g m a , Germ. Assington Thicks (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, beaten from birch, not uncommonly. 9. S a l i c i s , Z. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).— Barnby Broad, August, 1898. 10. S a l i c e t i , F. Taken at Barham, once, by Kirby, before 1806 (Freeman's "Life," p. 271).—One, at Sudbury, Suffolk, 17-7-97, probably in a town garden (Ransom). RHAMPHUS. i. F l a v i c o r n i s , Clairv. Not uncommon, in Bentley Woods, and on the banks of the Gipping, generally on birch. ORTHOCH^ETES. i. S e t i g e r , Beck. Moss, off heathy banks, at Belton, in April, and near the bogs, in winter, not uncommon (Paget). Although Charles J. Paget is rightly claimed as a Norfolk rather than a Suffolk naturalist, yet it may be interesting, in view of the good work he did in the north-east corner of the latter county, to mention that he was born in January, 1811, and from early boyhood evinced great attachment to botany and entomology; though there were in 1820 several good botanists in Yarmouth, Paget alone was already studying insects. All those species of the latter enumerated in the "Natural History of Great Yarmouth " are upon his own authority, and his brother, Sir James Paget, Bart., F.R.S., tells us 1 that a hundred species were added in an interleaved copy belonging to the author. H e was a friend of Sparshall, Hooker, Chawens, and, in his " British Entomology," Curtis has named after him the Trichopteron, Agrypnia pagetana, which Paget first discovered between Yarmouth and Caister in 1833. H e was an invalid from his youth up, and died all too prematurely in 1844. GRYPIDIUS. i. E q u i s e t i , F. Rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—In a sand pit, Ipswich (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Bramford, rare, on Equisetum. i Trans. Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, vi., p. 75.


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ERIRRHINUS.1 i . A c r i d u l u s , L. Fritton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Brandon, common (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—On the banks of the Gipping ; Bramford Marshes ; Sudbury District. Somewhat common in damp situations. THRYOGENES. 1. F e s t u c s e , Herbst. Taken rarely, by sweeping Carex, at Ipswich Foxhall and Bramford ; not uncommon, upon reeds on the banks of the Stour, at Nayland, May, 1898. 2. N e r e i s , Payk,2 Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). — Found in damp hedges, in Suffolk (Curtis).—Oulton Broad, abundant (Bedwell).— Barnby. DORYTOMUS.3 1. V o r a x , F. Has been found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Not uncommon, at Beddingfield (Garneys).—Bury District (Tuck).—Bamham, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Glemsford, 1897 (Waterhouse).—Brandon; Ipswich District, common, especially beneath bark of aspens, in winter. 2. T o r t r i x , L. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon, September, 1896; Bentley Woods, 1897, on Populus alba. 3. V a l i d i r o s t r i s , Gyll. Ipswich, Claydon, Kesgrave, Martlesham, etc. ; Rushmere. Very abundant (I have taken a hundred beneath one piece of bark) on Populus tremula, in the Ipswich District, in the winter. Never occurs on P. nigra, as stated by Fowler. 4. M a c u l a t u s , Marsh. Ipswich District, abundant on sallow blossom; Raydon Wood ; Walberswick ; Sudbury District. 5. P e c t o r a l i s , Gyll. Ipswich District and Bentley, rare ; beaten from sallow, at Walberswick, July, 1897. TANYSPHYRUS. i. L e m n s e , F. One, under willow bark, by the Gipping, near Ipswich (Baylis).—Ipswich, abundant, on duckweed, in one pond (Elliott).— Trimley Marshes. BAGOUS.4 1. A l i s m a t i s , Marsh. Oulton Broad, 011 Alisma plantago-aquatica, May, 1898. Probably somewhat common there. 2. L i m o s u s , Gyll. Common, in a brackish ditch, at Bawdsey ; April and May, 1897. 3. T e m p e s t i v u s , Herbst. Nayland (Elliott).—Common, on the banks of the Gipping, from Ipswich to Claydon, on Alisma. 1 T h e r e appears to be no reason for supposing that either E. stirpi, F., or bimaculatus, F., does not occur in Suffolk; they are both to be sought in m a r s h y places, the former at the roots of Scirpus and Sparganium, where it has been found in Essex ; the latter, in flood refuse and on sallows, has been taken, Fowler says, in Norfolk. 2 Stephens' [Man.] record of E. scirrhosus, from " Suffolk," undoubtedly, I think, refers to t h e present species. Arundineti, Kirby- nereis, Payk. 3 It is quite possible that D. salicinus, Gyll., and other damp-loving species occur on Salicis in our more extensive marsh lands. 4 Considering their expanse of marsh, mere and sea board, both Norfolk and Suffolk are extremely poor in this genus, which is, with p e r h a p s the exception of B. lutulosus, Gyll., exclusively a sub-aquatic one.


48 COLEOPTERA OF SUFFOLK.II 4. D i g l y p t u s , Boh. One, swept by the Gipping, at Ipswich, at dusk, 24-4-95 E.M.M., 1897, p. 44] ; one, in flood refuse from Gipping, 22-3-97. The latter is in Mr. Newbery's collection. 5. G l a b r i r o s t r i s , Herbst. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—One, at Oulton Broad, May, 1898. ANOPLUS. 1. P l a n t a r i s , Naez. Bentley Woods, common ; Assington Thicks. 2. R o b o r i s , Suffr. Beaten from a young oak, Bentley Woods, 6-6-96. TYCHIUS.1 Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—"Suffolk," Stephens

t. V e n u s t u s , F. (F. Col.). 2. S q u a m u l a t u s , Gyll. Suffolk (F. Col.). 3. M e l i l o t i , Steph. Found on the melilot, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).— Abundant, on Melilotus officinalis, Bramford, 7-7-97 ; Sudbury, May, 1898. 4. J u n c e u s , Reich. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Banks of the Gipping, at Claydon [v. E.M.M., 1897, p. 266]. 5. T o m e n t o s u s , Herbst. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—From moss, on bank of Gipping, in 1895 '> f ° u r o r 'n refuse, by the Gipping, February, 1897. Mr. Newbery, however, somewhat doubts if my specimens are referable to the true tomentosus of Herbst. MICCOTROGUS. i. P i c i r o s t r i s , F Ipswich, very common, June, 1879 (Walker).— Brandon ; Belstead, Foxhall and Bentley Woods, common ; Southwold ; Sudbury District. SIBINIA.2 i. P r i m i t a , Herbst. I believe, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—I fancy I once saw this on Angelica, at Foxhall, but cannot be sure.

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1 T. tibialis, Boh., has been found at Yarmouth, and should certainly occur, at the roots of Lotus corniculatus, on the coast. 2 Since Fowler records S. arenaria, Steph., from Harwich, it may with some confidence b e expected to occur on our coast, beneath A renaria maritima, in sandy places.


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6. L a b i i i s , Herbst. Has been taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus., quoted by Curtis and Fowler). — One specimen, taken May, 1898, Oulton Broad (Bedwell). 7. A n t i r r h i n i , Payk. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Common, in Suffolk, on flowers of Antirrhinum linaria (Curtis).—Common, at Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon ; Bentley Woods ; Covehithe. 8. L i n a r i a e , Panz. Mr. C. G. Barrett found the galls of G. linaria, on the roots of Linaria vulgaris, in the allotments at Brandon, in Suffolk. T h e insect was afterwards bred from these galls (Bloomfield, who was with Barrett, in lilt.). See also Ent. Ann., 1872, p. 42. MECINUS. 1. P y r a s t e r , Herbst. Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Ipswich District, somewhat common ; Southwold ; Sudbury District ; Barnby Broad. 2. C i r c u l a t u s , Marsh. I think Mr. Kirby told me he once took a quantity of specimens, on some palings, at Barham (Ste. Illus.).— Barham (Ste. Man ).—Swept, in ditches, by the Lakenheath Station Road, September, 1896; Foxhall; Southwold, on the beach, July, 1897. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

ANTHONOMUS.1 U l m i , De G. I have met with it in Suffolk (Curtis).—Bury District (Tuck).—Sproughton and Foxhall, not very common. R o s i n s e , Des Gozis. One, on umbels, at Tostock, 17-6-96. P e d i c u l a r i u s , L. Corton (Butler).—Sudbury (Ransom).—Ipswich District, common ; Barnby Broad. R u b i , Herbst. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck). —Sudbury District (Ransom).—Carlton Colville (Bedwell).— Wherstead, Foxhall, etc. C o m a r i , Crotch. Fritton, August, 1891 (Butler).

NANOPHYES. i. L y t h r i , F. Abundant on Lythrum salicaria, about Lakenheath, September, 1896 (Elliott).—Beccles, Benacre Broad, Oulton Marsh, etc. Not rare. CIONUS. 1. S c r o p h u l a r i a e , L. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer). — Great Glemham (Bloomfield).—Foxhall, common (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Thetford, Suffolk ; on banks of Gipping ; Sudbury District ; Brantham. Larvse and pupae often common on Scrophularia aquatica, at Bramford and Claydon. 2. P T h a p s u s , F. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer). Mr. Tyrer appears somewhat doubtful of his identification. 3. H o r t u l a n u s , Marsh. Eye District (Tyrer).—Bentley W o o d s ; Stanstead Woods (Elliott).—Hogs Highland, and somewhat common on Verbascum thapsus, at Little Blakenham. i It is a m a t t e r for congratulation that A. pomorum has never been recorded from Suffolk ; that it does not occur here, however, is very doubtful, since it is found in Essex, in orchards.


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4. B l a t t a r i a e , F. Eye District, 1860 (Tyrer).—Foxhall, abundant (Elliott).—On banks of the Gipping, near Ipswich. 5. P u l c h e l l u s , Herbst. Eye District, 12-5-60 (Tyrer). — Foxhall (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—On banks of the Gipping, and in other damp situations about Ipswich, not uncommon. OROBITIS. i. C y a n e u s , L. (Curculio globosus, F.). " I n our old favourite haunt, the chalk pit,"'(Kirby, in letter to Spence, 11-S-1806 ; see Freeman's " L i f e , " p. 277).

i. L a p a t h i , L.

CRYPTORRHYNCHUS. It occurs in Suffolk (Ste. Illus ). ACALLES.

1. R o b o r i s , Curt. " I took a pair of this curious and rare insect off an oak tree in Suffolk the beginning of June, many years since (Curtis, quoted by Stephens and Fowler). 2. P t i n o i d e s , Marsh. One specimen, in a bag of bracken refuse from Bentley Woods, December, 1898. 3. T u r b a t u s , Boh. Lowestoft, one specimen, in June, 1897, by Mr. Tomlin's aunt. CŒLIODES. R u b r c u n d u s , Herbst. Fritton Woods, common (Paget). Q u e r c u s , F. Bentley Woods, common ; Ipswich ; Stanstead. R u b e r , Marsh. Bentley Woods, not uncommon in spring. E r y t h r o l e u c u s , Gmel. Bentley Woods, by no means common. C a r d u i , Herbst. Ipswich, June, 1879 (Walker).—Lowestoft (Butler). —Southwold (Crutwell). — Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Rarely, on banks of the Gipping ; Hadleigh. 6. Q u a d r i m a c u l a t u s , L. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District, in nests of B. agrorum and V. vulgaris (Tuck).—Oulton Broad and Mutford Wood (Bedwell).—Brandon, Ipswich and Sudbury Districts; Tostock, etc. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

POOPHAGUS.2 i. S i s y m b r i i , F. Fritton, on plants in ditches, common (Paget).— Sometimes plentifully, near Bungay (Garneys).—By the Gipping and at Foxhall, rather rare. 1 T h i s pit appears to have been a favourite haunt of Kirby's. It is a dear old place ; its chalk walls are green with age and mosses, their tops overhung with festoons of clematis, clinging picturesquely around the exposed limbs of sheltering oaks, which, like most of those in the surrounding park, are of great age ; its floor is almost entirely carpeted with moss, but bere and there with patches of bramble and nettles, chicory a n d wild mignonette, and the old cart track, long disused, scarcely now bears traces of the wheels that, a close scrutiny reveals, once so deeply scored it. T h e pit is situated some distance along a public, though primitive and little-frequented road, which joined that from the old parsonage near Barham Church. T h e two pits at Little Blakenham, so often referred to by Stephens, are very much larger, and were at one time extensively worked, though it is only upon very rare occasions one meets with a horse and cart t h e r e now. 2 P. nasturtii, Germ., also very possibly is to be met with on Nasturtium officinale (watercress), and is recorded from one or two localities in Norfolk, where, however, it would a p p e a r to be by no m e a n s common.


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1. A s s i m i l i s , Payk. Bury District (Tuck).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts, not rare; Lavenham. Takes readily to flight. 2. S e t o s u s , Boh. Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker). 3. C o n s t r i c t u s , Marsh. Eye District (Tyrer). 4. Cochleariae, Gyll. Taken, sornewhat commonly, at Oulton Broad, May, 1898 (Bedwell).—Two, swept, at Foxhall, May, 1896, and again in 1897. 5. E r y s i m i , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Eye District (Tyrer). —Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Brandon and Ipswich Districts, common. 6. C o n t r a c t u s , Marsh. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common. 7. C y a n i p e n n i s , Germ. Belstead and Bentley Woods, April and May, 1896; Sudbury and Nayland, May, 1898. 8. C h a l y b s e u s , Germ. Felixstowe, 1879 (Walker).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Freston ; Foxhall; Ipswich District, not rare. 9. H i r t u l u s , Germ. One, swept, Bentley Woods, May, 1896; one, at Bramford, probably from Draba verna, June, 1897. 10. Q u a d r i d e n s , Panz. Corton, August, 1891 (Butler). 11. G e o g r a p h i c u s , Goeze. Sornewhat common, at the roots of Echium vu/gare, at Brandon, September, 1896 (Elliott).—On Echium in the Lútle Blakenham chalk pits. 12. P o l l i n a r i u s , Forst. Bury District ( T u c k ) . — O u l t o n Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon, Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common. 13. V i d u a t u s , Gyll. One, at Beddingfield, in April or May, 1862 (Garneys [v. Ent. Ann., 1863, p. 114]). 14. P l e u r o s t i g m a , Marh. Bury District, in nests of Fórmica fuliginosa (Tuck).—Corton (Butler).—Ipswich (Walker).—Ipswich District, sornewhat common ; Tostock ; Sudbury District; Henstead. 15. Alliarise, Bris. One, at Bentley Woods, 23-5-96, by sweeping low herbage. 16. R e s e d a e , Marsh. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Suffolk (F. Col.). 17. M a r g i n a t u s , Payk. One specimen, taken near Oulton Broad, 19-21-2-98 (Bedwell). 18. R u g u l o s u s , Herbst. From the Marshamian cabinet; captuied in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Southwold, in July, 1877 (Saunders).— Belstead, Foxhall and Ipswich, singly. 19. M e l a n o s t i c t i c u s , Marsh. Hogs Highland, Ipswich, 1893 (Elliman). —Martlesham ; not uncommon, at Foxhall, on Mentha. 20. A s p e r i f o l i a r u m , Gyll. Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Brandon, one, at root of Echium vulgare, September, 1896. 21. C h r y s a n t h e m i , Germ. One, swept from umbels, near the Gipping, 26-6-96 ; one, on umbelliferce, on railway bank by Long Melford station, May, 1898. 22. T r i a n g u l u m , Boh. Brandon, several, by sweeping Achillea millefolium (Walker). 23. L i t u r a , F. Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, sornewhat common on thistles ; Southwold. 1 C. ericer, Gyll., is one of our c o m m o n British beetles, a n d found everywhere upon Calinita and Erica, but I have not heard of its occurrence in the county.


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24. T r i m a c u l a t u s , F. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Lowestoft, in August, 1871 (Saunders).—One, swept from reeds by the Gipping, near Ipswich, April, 1895. CEUTHORRHYNCHIDIUS. 1. F l o r a l i s , Payk. Found in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, common ; Tostock ; Sudbury District ; Burgh Castle. 2. P y r r h o r h y n c h u s , Marsh. Bentley and Freston, uncommon ; Nayland. 3. N i g r i n u s , Marsh. One, at Bentley Woods, 23-5-96, by sweeping low herbage. 4. M e l a n a r i u s , Steph. Found, not commonly, in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.). —Especially common near Bungay, in Suffolk, by Dr. Power, and not far from Eye, by Miss Freeman, in 1864 (Ent. Ann., 1865, p. 40).—Oulton Broad, July, 1898 (Bedwell).—Handford Meadows, Ipswich, very rare. 5. T e r m i n a t u s , Herbst. Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker). 6. T r o g l o d y t e s , F. Oulton Broad and Herringfleet (Bedwell).— Ipswich and Sudbury Districts, common ; Bentley Woods ; Tostock. AMALUS. i. H a e m o r r h o u s , Herbst. Wrentham, Suffolk (Curtis).—Ipswich, 1879 (Walker).—Lowestoft (F. Col.).—Bramford (Elliott). —Mutford Wood (Bedwell).—Foxhall and Ipswich, in sand pits, not rare.

1. 2. 3. 4.

i.

RHINONCUS. P e r i c a r p i u s , L. In Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Bury District (Tuck).— Ipswich District, not very common ; Sudbury District. G r a m i n e u s , Herbst. A few, in flood refuse, at Oulton Broad, in February and April, 1898 (Bedwell).—Freston; Southwold. P e r p e n d i c u l a r i u s , Reich. Rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Ipswich District, September, 1895 (Elliott).— Claydon ; Bramford ; Sudbury, on aquatic plants, on the Stour. C a s t o r , F. Suffolk (Ste. Man.).—Thetford (Curtis).—Lowestoft, August, 1891 (Butler).—Brandon and Ipswich Districts; Foxhall and Bentley Woods; Southwold. Somewhat common in sandy places. EUBRYCHIUS. V e l a t u s , Beck. One, at Lowestoft, in August, 1871 (Saunders).— Two, in a pond, in the Bramford Marshes, early in 1897. 1 PHYTOBIUS.

i. Q u a d r i t u b e r c u l a t u s , F. Rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—One, at Belstead, 4-5-95 (Baylis).—Swept, rarely, in marshes near Lakenheath, September, 1896; beneath sods in the Trimley Marshes, May, 1898. Apparently rare. 1 I kept these alive for some time, and was much interested in their natatory powers.


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COLEOPTERA

OF

S U F F O L K .I I

LIMNOBARIS. i. T - a l b u m , L. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Suffolk (Curtis).— Oulton Broad (Bedwell). — Bramford and Foxhall Marshes ; Lavenham. BARIS. 1. L a t i c o l l i s , Marsh. Taken in Suffolk (Ste. Illus.).—Taken in Suffolk, on sandy banks, by J. Curtis (Curtis).—Suffolk (F. Col.). 2. P i c i c o r n i s , Marsh. Lowestoft (F. Col.).—Common, at roots of Reseda lutea, Brandon, July, 1885 (Walker).—Not uncommon, in the same spot, September, 1896 (Elliott and C.M.).—Little Blakenham chalk pits, rare (Edmonds). BALANINUS. Bentley Woods, not

1. V e n o s u s , Grav. rare, on oak ; Sudbury District. 2. N u c u m , L. Eye District, May, 1859 (Tyrer).—Beddingfield, in 1862 (Garneys).—Ipswich District, not uncommon. 3. T u r b a t u s , Gyll. R a r e ; one, on old sugar, in Bentley Woods, and one in a house, at Ipswich, possibly brought home on my clothing. 4. V i l l o s u s , F. Suffolk (Ste. Man. and F. Col.).—Beddingfield, in 1862 (Garneys).—Swept, at Lavenham, and one, on an oak trunk, in Assington Thicks, May, 1898 (Elliott).—Bentley Woods, somewhat rare. 5. S a l i c i v o r u s , Payk. Bentley Woods ; Sproughton ; somewhat common, at Claydon, May, 1897; Sudbury District; Barnby Broad. 6. P y r r h o c e r a s , Marsh. Ipswich District, on hazels, common ; Sudbury District. MAGDALINUS. 1. A r m i g e r a , Fourc. One, at Ipswich, 18-6-79 (Walker).—Bury District (Tuck).—One, swept, at Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Lavenham ; Trimley ; Tuddenham St. Martin. 2. C e r a s i , L. Rare, near Bungay (Garneys).—Wherstead and Bentley Woods, often on mountain ash. 3. P r u n i , L. Bentley Woods, Ipswich and Wherstead, not uncommon. CALANDRA. 1. G r a n a r i a , L. Sudbury, Suffolk, one (Ransom).—A great many, in sifted sugar, Ipswich, 24-4-94. 2. O r y z a e , L. One, from a piece of bread, at Foxhall Inn, 27-9-96. COSSONUS. i. F e r r u g i n e u s , Clairv. Once, abundantly, near Bungay (Garneys). —Bury St. Edmunds, 1893 (Tuck). RHYNCOLUS. i. L i g n a r i u s , Marsh. Eye District, in rotten wood, March, 1860 (Tyrer).—Several, in an old whitethorn, in Westerfield Park, March, 1896.


48 C O L E O P T E R A

2. A t e r , L. (Tuck).

OF

SUFFOLK.

I I

Running on decayed tree in garden, Tostock House, 1894 STEREOCORYNES.

i. T r u n c o r u m , Germ.

Eye District, in rotten wood, 28-3-60 (Tyrer).

CAULOTRYPIS.1 i. - i E n e o p i c e u s , Boh. " T a k e n beneath the Zostera marina, on the banks of the river Orwell, near Ipswich, by the Rev. R. Sheppard," Marsham MSS. (Ste. Illus.). SCOLYTUS. 1. D e s t r u c t o r , 01. Several dead specimens, at Barren Heath and Whitton ; Martlesham ; Playford. 2. P r u n i , Ratz. Many specimens, in an old plum-tree, in a garden in Ipswich, July, 1898. 3. I n t r i c a t u s , Ratz. Bred, in the Ipswich District, from bark in which I found the larvae feeding, in 1895. 4. R u g u l o s u s , Ratz. One specimen, in a salt-cellar, Ipswich, 15-7-98. 5. M u l t i s t r i a t u s , Marsh. A dead specimen, from an old gate post, at Barham, 2-9-96 ; and several at Tuddenham St. Martin, 25-7-98. HYLASTES. 1. A t e r , Payk. Ipswich (Walker).—Elvedon, near Brandon, September, 1896 (Elliott). — Herringfleet (Bedwell).—Bentley and Foxhall fir woods, abundant. 2. C u n i c u l a r i u s , Er. One, taken in the Ipswich District, 1893. 3. O p a c u s , Er. Bentley Woods and Foxhall, uncommon. 4. P a l l i a t u s , Gyll. Bentley Woods, common periodically. HYLASTINUS. i. O b s c u r u s , Marsh. Rare, near Bungay (Gameys).—Bentley Woods, one, in a pine stool, 25-1-96. HYLESINUS. 1. C r e n a t u s , F. I found several, on an ash tree, in the middle of June, at Henstead, in Suffolk (Curtis).—Common, in an oak at Sproughton, and in an ash at Bramford; borings in dead ash, at Lavenham. 2. O l e i p e r d a , F. Rare, near Bungay (Garneys). 3. F r a x i n i , Panz. Bury District (Tuck).—Sudbury, Suffolk (Ransom). —Ipswich District, not rare ; Bromswell Heath, Woodbridge ; Dodnash Woods, common. 4. V i t t a t u s , F. Bury District (Tuck). i I a m sure Codiosoma spadix, Herbst, should occur at Felixstowe, since long series have been taken on the opposite side of t h e river, from old wooden piles, by Mr. Lewcock, Mr. W a l k e r a n d myself.


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OF

S U F F O L K .I I

M YE LO P H I LUS. P i n i p e r d a , L. In Pinis Suffolciae, D. Kirby (Marsham).—Foxhall and Bentley Woods, abundant ; see also the East Anglian Daily Times for October 2nd, 1897. PHLCEOPHTHORUS. R h o d o d a c t y l u s , Marsh. This pretty little insect is occasionally met with on heaths and commons in Suffolk (Ste. Ill us.).—Bentley Wood, rare ; Foxhall ; Bromswell Heath, Woodbridge. CRYPHALUS. A b i e t i s , Ratz. P- " S ) -

Taken by Mr. Garneys, at Bungay (Ent. Ann., 1863, PITYOPHTHORUS.

P u b e s c e n s , Marsh. Bentley Woods, beaten from faggots, in June, uncommon (Elliott and C.M.). XYLOCLEPTES. B i s p i n u s , Duft. Ipswich, 18th June, 1879 (Walker).—Mr. Fox once gave me two or three of this species, which he had probably taken around Coddenham. Clematis vitalba is very common there. DRYOC^ETES. V i l l o s u s , F. Bentley Woods, not uncommon, in a Cbwwj-infected oak, January, 1896; Barham, January, 1898. PITYOGENES. B i d e n t a t u s , Herbst. Rarely, near Bungay (Garneys).—Abundant, in a prostrate larch, at Foxhall, 27-9-96 (Elliott and C.M.).

ABNORMAL

COLEOPTERA.

STYLOPS. M e l i t t a e , Kirby. Barhamise, larva; in Melittarum abdomine parasítica (Kirby, " Monographia Apum Angliae," vol. ii., p. 113);—Bury District, three, in Atidrena a tríceps, 1894 (Tuck).—I have, upon several occasions, taken stylopized bees. Mr. Saunders showed me one, in his collection from Bury St. Edmunds, with no less than four larvse of this species preying upon it. HALICTOPHAGUS. C u r t i s i i , Dale.

Bury District, in Halictus cylindriais,

1894 (Tuck).


48 C O L E O P T E R A

OF

COMPARATIVE COX'S

II

SUFFOLK.

TABLE.

GROUPS.

GEODEPHAGA

) C ... F ADEPHAGA -1 HYDRADEPHAGA J L ... PALPICORNIA

Britain,

Norfolk,

Suffolk,

1897.

l»93-

1898.

310

185

187

130

97

74 69

95

72

BRACHELYTRA

777

358

395

CLAVICORNIA

681

318

3"

90

56

55

STERNOXI

76

37

34

MALACODERMA

91

54

51

TEREDILIA

57

20

24

LONGICORNIA

57

28

32

PHYTOPHAGA (with Bruchidíe)

256

177

170

HETEROMERA (with Abnormal Coleóptera)

118

55

67

RHYNCHOPHORA (with Anthribidae)

526

272

294

3264

1728

1763

LAMELLICORNIA

TOTAL

...

As I have already mentioned, a catalogue such as the present can never be considered quite complete—our British list is being annually augmented. I shall feel obliged, therefore, to anyone who will send m e reliable records of Suffolk insects—not Coleóptera alone—at any future date. It may be interesting to here mention that " T h e Lepidoptera of Suffolk" was published in 1890, that the Hymenoptera-Aculeata of the courity will, in 1899, be brought forward in the Trans. of the Norfolk a n d Norwich Nat. Soc., and that I have lists of the Diptera, Neuroptera, Hemiptera, Orthoptera and liymenoptera-Terebrantia in course of preparation.


THE

COLEOPTERA OF SUFFOLK BY

CLAUDE MORLEY, F.E.S., F.Z.S., mem. s o c . e n t . deutsche

FIRST

france,

ent. g e s s e l l sc hafte,

etc.

SUPPLEMENT.

Additions since the Publication of the Originai List on loth May, i8gg.

PLYMOUTH : J A M E S H . KEYS, P R I N T E R , W H I M P L E MCMXV.

STREET.


THE

COLEOPTERA OF SUFFOLK. FIRST

SUPPLEMENT.

SUFFOLK has had the advantage of a good deal of attention from numbers of the best coleopterists of Britain since the account of her beetles was published in 1899 ; and the time seems to have come at which to bring forward in concrete form what has been the result of their labours here. No doubt one of the most salutary effects of the first list was that of engaging the interest of these very coleopterists in the county. Mr. Champion and the late Dr. Mason visited Felixstowe, Mr. Newbery came to Lowestoft, where Mr. Bedwell has continued to collect; Professor Beare and Mr. Donisthorpe were at Oulton Broad in May, 1905, and subsequently at Ipswich ; Mr. C. T. Gimingham collected at Dunwich, and the late Mr. A. Beaumont at Foxhall; Mr. Rope has taken beetles at Blaxhall, and Rev. A. Waller at Hemley on the D e b e n ; Mr. E. A. Butler and the late Mr. A. J. Chitty found others at Foxhall. But the last, with Mr. Brockton Tomlin and myself, discovered so many good things about Brandon in June, 1903,* that the late Dr. G.W. Chaster, Mr. F. Jennings and other coleopterists also foregathered there a little later with equally advantageous results. The vicinity of Barton Mills and Tuddenham Fen has received the attention of Dr. D. Sharp, Dr. Perkins, Mr. H. F. Fryer and Mr. Pool of the Zoological Gardens. In 1912, Dr. Nicholson and Dr. E. B. Smith made further discoveries about Aldeburgh ; and Mr. Tuck has added to his earlier Bury list. Mr. Ernest A. Elliott, F.Z.S., and I have continued to scour the county in every direction, as is our ancient wont. T h e result of all this exertion has been the compiling of a total number of some 2,000 different species, a good increase on the 1,763 of the original list; and it is now sufficiently apparent that additional kinds are not * C/. E.M.M. 1903, p. 204.


INTRODUCTION.

IV

easily come at.

But that the fauna is by no means exhausted may be

inferred by a comparison with the adjacent counties.

In 1904 I placed

the species side by side with those of Norfolk,* which showed that it possessed 323 not then found liere.

Since that time both catalogues have

been considerably augmented, with the resuit that to-day Suffolk stands at the total of 1,982 and Norfolk f at 1,934.

Collectively, no British county

could excel such a number. It has not been considered expedient to enter in this first Supplement all the distributional localities that are now known for kinds originally recorded to occur here.

Only the additions are instanced ; but among the

1,763 species published in 1899 were 183 which rested upon old or unsatisfactory authority ; most of the former sort were not unsatisfactory, though their age rendered confirmation desirable.

Assiduity of collectors

since that date has had the pleasing result of placing fifty-three of these occurrences upon an entirely trustworthy footing, and, since the present appears a fitting opportunity, these confirmations are here suffixed. Not less than sixteen years ago, d o I now tender wärmest thanks to every one, and they are very many, who has furthered the investigation of the Coleoptera of Suffolk. CLAUDE M O N K SOHAM

MORLEY.

HOUSE,

SUFFOLK,

December jist,

1914.

â&#x20AC;˘Trans. Norfolk Nat. Soc. 1904, p. 721.

t Ultimum lib. cit. 1914, pp. 804-7.


THE

COLEOPTERA OF SUFFOLK. Additions since the Publication of the Original List on ioth May,

1899.

GEODEPHAGA. N o t i o p h i l u s r u f i p e s , Curt. Taken in the Mildenhall district, 1914 (Fryer). H a r p a l u s s e r r i p e s , Sch. At roots of plants on crag cliffs at Felixstowe, during June, 1903 (Elliott). A m a r a a n t h o b i a , Fill. Aldeburgb, in 1912 (Nicholson).—Near Mildenhall, in 1914 (Fryer). L e m o s t e n u s c o m p l a n a t u s , Dej. Three beneath bark of felled tree at Ipswich (Morley).—Felixstowe, in August (Newbery). [W. West has taken it at Yarmouth, Norfolk.] A n c h o m e n u s o b l o n g u s , Sturm. Bentley Woods, in grass tufts, in March, 1903 (Elliott). T a c h y s s c u t e l l a r i s , Germ. Quite common in the Lantern Marshes at Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). B e m b i d i u m d o r i s , Pz. On margin of ditch in Tuddenham Fen, in July, 1903 (Morley). B e m b i d i u m e p h i p p i u m , Marsh. As common as T. scutellaris at Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). D e m e t r i a s m o n o s t i g m a , Sam. Not rare, on the banks of the Little Ouse, at Brandon, during June (Tomlin, Elliott). D r o m i u s l o n g i c e p s , Dej. Swept by the Ouse, at Brandon, May, 1906 (Chitty). B r a c h i n u s c r e p i t a n s , L. Fourteen examples, near Landguard Fort, Felixstowe, on 20th August, 1901 (Newbery).

HYDRADEPHAGA. H a l i p l u s i m m a c u l a t u s , Gerh. Several captured upon one occasion in the borough of Bury St. Edmunds, in June, 1903 (Tuck ; cf. Ent. Mo. Mag., 1907, p. 4).—Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). Mr. Tuck's specimens are referable to the var. Wehnckei, Gerh. D e r o n e c t e s d e p r e s s u s , F. Barnby Broad (Bedwell).—Bury St. Edmunds and Bungay (Tuck).


48

COLEOPTERA

O F S U F F O L K . II

H y d r o p o r u s d i s c r e t u s , Fairm. Two at Tostock, on 31st July, 1902 (Tuck). H y d r o p o r u s b i l i n e a t u s , Sim. Two slightly doubtful females at Tostock, in July, 1902 (Tuck). R h a n t u s b i s t r i a t u s , Berg. Tostock and Bury St. Edmunds, not rare, in July (Tuck). R h a n t u s G r a p i i , Gyll. Found singly, in April, at Oulton Broad (Bedwell). —Tostock, 1903 (Tuck). D y t i s c u s c i r c u m c i n c t u s , Ahr. One dimorphic female at Tostock, in May (Tuck ; Tr. Norf. Nat. Soc. vii, p. 527). Dytiscus punctulatus, F Bungay and Bury St. Edmunds, very scarce, 1902 and 1903 (Tuck). H y d a t i c u s t r a n s v e r s a l i s , Berg. One male at Barnby, in April, 1903 (Bedwell).

PALPICORNIA. P h i l h y d r u s h a l o p h i l u s , Bedel. Four in a brackish ditch at Bawdsey, on 14th April, 1904 (Morley). New to Britain, E.M.M., 1914, p. 79. L i m n e b i u s n i t i d u s , Marsh. Taken at Brandon, by the Ouse, in June, 1903 (Tomlin). H e l o p h o r u s M u l s a n t i , Bye. Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). This species appears confined to salt-marshes. H e l o p h o r u s p o r c u l u s , Bedel. Foxhall, in March, Witnesham and Lakenheath, in June, and Lowestoft Denes, in August (Morley). O c h t h e b i u s e x a r a t u s , Muls. One in brackish ditch at Bawdsey, in June, 1902 (Morley). C e r c y o n t e r m i n a t u s , Marsh. Found at Tostock, in May, 1902 (Tuck).

BRACHELYTRA. A l e o c h a r a c u n i c u l o r u m , Kr. Lowestoft, Staverton and Brandon ; common in rabbit holes (Elliott, Bedwell). A l e o c h a r a s p a d i c e a , Er. Taken in moles' nests at Ipswich, in 1907 (Beare).—Barnby (Bedwell, E.M.M., 1907, p. 275). M i c r o g l o s s a g e n t i l i s , Mark. Taken at Glemsford, in 1897 (Edw. Waterhouse). O x y p o d a l o n g i p e s , Muli. Found in moles' nests at Ipswich (Beare). —Barnby (Bedwell, E.M.M., 1907, p. 275 et 1909, p. 165). O x y p o d a m i s e l l a , Er. Not rare in rabbit holes about Brandon (Tomlin ; cf. E.M.M., 1904, p. 60).—Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). O x y p o d a t a r d a , Shp. One in an underground mole-trap, Monk Soham garden, in Aprii (Morley). O c y u s a i n c r a s s a t a , Kr. Once found in Oulton Broad, in December, 1901 (Bedwell). O c y u s a m a u r a , Er. Probably common ; Bixley Decoy, in refuse, in spring, 1904 (Morley). O c y u s a n i g r a t a , Fairm. Levington, in martin's nest, on 2nd June, 1900 (Morley. New to Britain, cf. E.M.M., 1904, p. 251).


48

COLEOPTERA

OF

SUFFOLK.

I

I

O c y u s a p i c i n a , Aubé. Brandon, June, 1903, and Bixley Decoy, April, 1904, in damp spots (Morley). I l y o b a t e s p r o p i n q u u s , Aubé. One specimen found at Ipswich, in April (Morley). C a l l i c e r u s r i g i d i c o r n i s , Er. One specimen taken with the last (Morley). T h a m i a r s e a h o s p i t a , Márk. In a Cossus tree at Oulton Broad, in August, 1902 (Bedwell). A l i a n t a i n c a n a , Er. In sea refuse in Aldeburgh Marshes, during 1912 (Nicholson). H o m a l o t a c a e s u l a , Er. In rabbit holes about Brandon and Tuddenham (Chitty, Morley). H o m a l o t a c r a s s i c o r n i s , Shp. In carrion about Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). H o m a l o t a c u s p i d a t a , Er. Not rare under bark, Bentley Woods, in February, 1899 (Morley). H o m a l o t a h e p a t i c a , Er. Once found about Mercurialis, in Bentley Woods, in May, 1899 (Mórley). H o m a l o t a i m m e r s a , Heer. In rotten wood, Trimley Marshes and Bentley Woods, during April, 1901 (Morley). H o m a l o t a i n t e r m e d i a , Thoms. A somewhat doubtful specimen at Oulton Broad, in October, 1898 (Bedwell). H o m a l o t a l i t t o r e a ,Shp. In carrion about Aldeburgh, in i9i2(Nicholson). H o m a l o t a m o r t u o r u m , Thoms. Swept singly at Tostock, in June, 1902 (Tuck).—Aldeburgh (Nicholson). H o m a l o t a p a r a l l e l a , Man. A couple in a mole's nest at Barnby, at Easter, 1907 (Bedwell). H o m a l o t a p a v e n s , Er. In carrion at Aldeburgh, during 1912 (Nicholson). H o m a l o t a p u n c t i c e p s , Thoms. Occurred with the last species. H o m a l o t a r a v i l l a , Er. Found in an oíd wasps' nest at Tostock, in March, 1902 (Tuck).—Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). H o m a l o t a v i l i s , Er. Two males in Tuddenham Fen, on 6th June, 1903, by A. J. Chitty (Newbery). T a c h y u s a a t r a , Grav. Taken by the Little Ouse, at Brandon, in June, 1903 (Chitty). X e n u s a u v i d a , Er. One beneath seaweed by the Orwell, at Wherstead, on 5th June, 1897 (Morley). O l i g o t a p u s i l l i m a , Grav. Taken at Glemsford, between June i4th and 2oth, 1905 (Tomlin, E.M.M., 1910, p. 191). H y p o c y p t u s d i s c o i d e u s , Er. Butley Mills, near Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). H y p o c y p t u s l a e v i u s c u l u s , Man. Taken at Glemsford and Brandon, in June (Tomlin). H y p o c y p t u s s e m i n u l u m , Er. One swept in Tuddenham Fen, August, 1905 (Morley). T a c h y p o r u s p a l l i d u s , Shp. Glemsford, between i4th and 2oth June, 1905 (Tomlin). L a m p r i n u s s a g i n a t u s , Grav. One taken at Foxhall, in April, 1905 (Butler). M e g a c r o n u s c i n g u l a t u s , Man. Beaten from a birch bush in Tuddenham Fen, early in May, 1907 (Morley).


48

COLEOPTERA

OF

S U F F O L K . II

M e g a c r o n u s i n c l i n a n s , Grav. One in dead leaves in Woolverstone Park, in March, 1904 (Morley). M y c e t o p o r u s l u c i d u s , Er. Swept in the Mildenhall district, in 1914 (Fryer). Q u e d i u s l o n g i c o r n i s , Kr. Found in a mole's run in garden of Monk Soham, in Mardi, 1905 (Morley).—Two at Barnby (Bedwell). Q u e d i u s o b l i t e r a t u s , Er. Wherstead and Ipswich (Morley).—Bury (Tuck).—Westleton, in September, 1900 (Elliott). Q u e d i u s o t h i n i e n s i s , Joh. Taken in moles' nests at Ipswich, in the spring of 1907 (Beare).—Barnby (Bedwell; cf. E.M.M., 1907, p. 275, et 1909, p. 165). S t a p h y l i n u s f u l v i p e s , Scop. One flying in Bentley Woods, in June, 1903 (Elliott). P h i l o n t h u s a d d e n d u s , Shp. Swept in the Mildenhall district, in 1914 (Fryer). P h i l o n t h u s f u l v i p e s , F. Taken in Tuddenham Fen, in the middle of June, 1901 (Elliott). P h i l o n t h u s f u m a r i u s , Grav. In flood refuse at Benacre Broad, in August, 1902 (Bedwell). C r y p t o b i u m f r a c t i c o r n e , Payk. Several in reed refuse at Oulton Broad, in July, 1904 (Newbery).— Brandon, in July (Tomlin). P a e d e r u s f u s c i p e s , Curt. Easton and Covehithe Broads, not uncommon in July, September and October, 1900, etc. (Elliott, Morley). E v a e s t e t h u s r u f i c a p i l l u s , Lac. By the river at Brandon, in June, 1903 (Tomlin). S t e n u s a e r o s u s , Er. One at Butley Mills, near Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). S t e n u s A r g u s , Grav. Found with E. ruficapil/us, in April and June (Elliott, Chitty). S t e n u s c a r b o n a r i u s . Ç ) ' / / . Taken about Brandon, in June, i903(Tomlin). S t e n u s f o v e i c o l l i s , Kr. Glemsford (Tomlin, E.M.M., 1910, p. 191). S t e n u s f u s c i p e s , Grav. Swept in marshes in Tuddenham Fen and Brandon, during April and August, 1904 (Morley). S t e n u s m o r i o , Grav. Very rare, at Brandon and Lakenheath, in April, June and August (Tomlin, Morley). S t e n u s n i v e u s , Fauv. Taken with S. pallitarsis at Glemsford, in June, 1905 (Tomlin). S t e n u s s o l u t u s , Er. Found singly at Brandon, in June (Chitty,Tomlin). —Bixley Decoy, in spring, 1904 (Morley). B l e d i u s s p e c t a b i l i s , Kr. A male upon Felixstowe beach, in May, 1904 (Morley).—Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). T r o g o p h l c e u s f o v e o l a t u s , Sahl. Abundant on mud of a brackish ditch at Bavvdsey, in June, 1902 (Morley). T r o g o p h l c e u s t e n e l l u s , . £ V . Glemsford (Tomlin, E.M.M., 1910, p. 191). L e s t e v a m u s c o r u m , Duv. Found in flood refuse at Oulton Broad, in April, 1903, by W. E. Sharp (Bedwell). O l o p h r u m f u s c u m , Grav. Brandon, in early June, 1903 (Tomlin in lit.) O m a l i u m r i p a r i u m , Thorns. Taken by the Orwell, at Nacton, in April, 1905 (Butler).—Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). O m a l i u m t e s t a c e u m , Er. Roots of plants at Witnesham, in June (cf. E.M.M., 1903, p. 281).


48

COLEOPTERA

P h l c e o c h a r i s s u b t i l i s s i m a , Man. (Tomlin).

OF

SUFFOLK.

I

I

Taken at Brandon, in June, 1903

CLAVICORNIA. A g a t h i d i u m n i g r i p e n n e , Kug. Swept in Bentley Woods, in June, 1903 (Morley). A g a t h i d i u m r h i n o c e r o s , Slip. Mildenhall district, during 1914 (Fryer). The capture here of this hitherto Scots species is comparable with that of Rhinomacer atlelaboides, recently taken at Brandon, by both Tomlin and Jennings. L i o d e s h u m e r a l i s , Kug. Taken at Brandon, in June, 1903 (Chitty). —Near Mildenhall (Fryer). A n i s o t o m a b a d i a , Sim. Mildenhall district, in 1914 (Fryer). A n i s o t o m a o v a l i s , Schm. Found at Brandon, in early June, 1906 (Bedwell). C h o l e v a a n i s o t o m o i d e s , Spce. Singly, at Felixstowe and Foxhall, in April, 1905 (Butler). C h o l e v a f u s c a , Pz. A male at Oulton Broad, in June, 1898 (Bedwell). —Brandon, in May, 1906 (Morley). C h o l e v a i n t e r m e d i a , Kr. Glemsford, in June, 1905 (Tomlin, E.M.M., 1910, p. 191). C h o l e v a s e r i c a t u s , Chaud. Ipswich and Bentley Woods, in 1896, 1901 and 1905 ; probably common. C h o l e v a W i l k i n i , Spce. Found about Bury St. Edmunds, in 1900, by W. H. Tuck (Butler). E u c o n n u s h i r t i c o l l i s , III. Root of a thistle near Pannington Hall, Wherstead (Morley).—One in Sphagnum at Flixton, at Easter, 1907 (Bedwell). B r y a x i s h s e m a t i c a , Reich. Swept from reeds at the Buss Creek, Southwold, ist September, 1910 (Morley).—Quite common, in marsh at Butley Mills, Aldeburgh (Nicholson). E u p l e c t u s s a n g u i n e u s , Denny. One in an Ipswich garden, in June, 1902 (Morley). T r i c h o p t e r y x g r a n d i c o l l i s , Man. Taken Brandon, in June, 1903 (Tomlin). P t i l i u m S p e n c e i , All. Occurred with the last species. P t e n i d i u m n i t i d u m , Heer. Ipswich and Hadleigh, in moss, January, 1896 and March, 1897 ; Monk Soham garden, in 1910 (Morley).—Brandon, in June, 1903 (Tomlin). P t e n i d i u m p u n c t a t u m , Gyll. Taken on the banks of the Orwell, at Nacton, in April, 1905 (Butler). C o r y l o p h u s s u b l a e v i p e n n i s , Duv. Two specimens in sedge at Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). S e r i c o d e r u s l a t e r a l i s , Gyll. Two at Glemsford, in June, 1905 (Tomlin, E.M.M., 1910, p. 191). P h a l a c r u s h y b r i d u s , Fleh. Found at Felixstowe (Newbery ; cf. E.M.M., 1907, p. 224). S c y m n u s R e d t e n b a c h e r i , Muls. Common, in rabbit holes at Kessingland Denes, September (Morley).


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O F S U F F O L K .I I

A g l e n u s b r u n n e u s , Gyll. Bedingfield (Garneys). Omitted from the original list. H i s t e r b i m a c u l a t u s , L. One flying in sunshine at Wickham Market, in July, 1901 (Morley). H i s t e r m e r d a r i u s , Hoff. A few beneath oak bark at Brandon, in June, 1899 (Elliott). H i s t e r p u r p u r a s c e n s , Hbst. Ipswich (Platten).—Both type and var. niger at Brandon, in June, 1903 (Chitty, Morley). Paromalus flavicornis, Hbst. Rare, at Brandon, beneath oak bark (Morley). O n t h o p h i l u s s u l c a t u s , F. Not rare in Brandon rabbit holes (Elliott ; cf. E.M.M., 1903, p. 204). M e l i g e t h e s r o t u n d i c o l l i s , Bris. Taken by sweeping at Kessingland, on 30th July, 1904 (Newbery). M e l i g e t h e s v i d u a t u s , Sim. Swept at Bourne Bridge, Ipswich, 14th May, 1904 (Morley). M o n o t o m a b r e v i c o l l i s , Aub. Glemsford, in June, 1905 (Tomlin; cf. E.M.M., 1910, p. 191). C o r t i c a r i a c r e n u l a t a , Gyll• Taken beneath Chenopodium at Felixstowe, in August (Newbery).—Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson). M e l a n o p h t h a l m a f u l v i p e s , Com. Probably common on the coast, at Felixstowe, August (Newbery) and April (Butler). M e l a n o p h t h a l m a s i m i l a t a , Gyll. Swept at Tostock, in June (Tuck). —Glemsford (Tomlin).—Mildenhall (Fryer). L a e m o p h l c e u s a t e r , 01. In gorse stems, in July, 1904, at Brandon (Tomlin). S i l v a n u s s u r i n a m e n s i s , L. Abundant in a flour-mill in Lowestoft, in August, 1905 (Bedwell). D i p h y l l u s l u n a t u s , F. Several in Boletus on ash, Little Blakenham, October, 1914 (Donisthorpe, Morley). T e l m a t o p h i l u s t y p h a e , Fall. In reed refuse at Bixley Decoy, Foxhall, in April, 1904 (Morley). C r y p t o p h a g u s p o p u l i , Payk. Barnby Broad, under dead fir bark (Bedwell).—Tostock (Tuck ; cf. Trans. Norf. Soc., 1902, p. 332). P a r a m e c o s o m a m e l a n o c e p h a l a , Hbst. Glemsford, locally not uncommon. (Tomlin, E.M.M., 1910, p. 192). A t o m a r i a b a s a l i s , Er. Abundant in haystack in Oulton Broad, in December, 1899 (Bedwell).—Brandon, in June, 1903 (Tomlin). A t o m a r i a b e r o l i n e n s i s , Kr. One in fungus in the Bentley Woods, in September, 1896 (Morley).—Taken at Ipswich, in September, 1899 (Tomlin). L i t a r g u s b i f a s c i a t u s , F. Found very rarely at Mildenhall (Morley; cf. E.M.M., 1899, p. 190). D e r m e s t e s u n d u l a t u s , Brhm. One captured at Brandon, in early June, 1906 (Jennings).—Aldeburgh in 1912 (Nicholson). A s p i d i p h o r u s o r b i c u l a t u s , Gyll. One swept in Cutler's Wood, at Freston, on 22nd July, 1904 (Morley). L i m n i u s t r o g l o d y t e s , Gyll. Swept by Mrs. Morley, on the banks of the Ouse, at Brandon, in August, 1906. H e t e r o c e r u s m a r g i n a t u s , F. Several in sea refuse at Aldeburgh, in 1912 (Nicholson).


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II

LAMELLICORNIA. A p h o d i u s d e p r e s s u s , Kug. A couple at Oulton Broad, in September, 1899 (Bedwell). A p h o d i u s t e s s e l l a t u s , Pk. Taken about Mildenhall, during 1914 (Fryer). A p h o d i u s t r i s t i s , Pz. Not uncommon in rabbit holes about Brandon, in June, 1903 (Chitty, Morley).—Mildenhall (Fryer). D i a s t i c t u s v u l n e r a t u s , S/m T h e only four British specimens, 011 Brandon Heath (cf. E.M.M., 1909, p. 235 ; Chitty, Morley).

STERNOXI. Elater lythropterus, (Tomlin).

Germ.

Found in Tuddenham

Fen, in 1887

MALACODERMA. C y p h o n * c o a r c t a t u s , Payk. Captured near Bury St. Edmunds, in 1903 (Tuck). Telephorus figuratus, Man. Not rare at Brandon (Tomlin) ; and Tuddenham Fen, in 1900, 1901 and 1903 (Elliott). T e l e p h o r u s t h o r a c i c u s , Ol. Tuddenham Fen and Barton Mills (Elliott).—Oulton Broad (Bedwell).—Brandon (Tomlin). M a l t h o d e s a t o m u s , Thorns. Foxhall, Bentley Woods and Glemsford, singly, in June (Elliott, Tomlin, Morley). M a l t h o d e s n i g e l l u s , Kies. Glemsford, in June, 1905 (Tomlin, cf. E.M.M., 1910, p. 192). M a l a c h i u s v i r i d i s , F. Hemley salt marshes, in 1904 (Waller).

TEREDILIA. P t i n u s t e c t u s , Boid. Abundant in a flour mill at Lowestoft (Bedwell). D r y o p h i l u s a n o b i o i d e s , Cliev. Tuddenham village ; and a dozen beaten from spruce at Palmer's Heath, near Brandon, during June, 1914 (Elliott, Morley; cf. E.M.M., 1914, p. 247). A n o b i u m p a n i c e u m , L. A few in a flour mill at Lowestoft (Bedwell). —Abundant in pea-powder at Monk Soham (Morley). C c e n o c a r a b o v i s t a e , Hoff. One at Brandon, in August, 1903 (cf. E M.M., 1904, p. 87). R h i z o p e r t h a p u s i l l a , F. Abundant in malt at Bury St. Edmunds, in November, 1899 (Albert Piffard). S p h i n d u s d u b i u s , Gyll. Found in fungus, Foxhall (Tomlin ; cf. Ent. Rec., 1900, p. 78). * I have taken another species of this genus at Bawdsey, Southwold, and commonly at Covehithe Broad, which Mr. E. A. Newbery considers to be the typical form of C. variabilis, T h u n b . T h e C. variabilis of Cat. Brit, should, in that case, be t e r m e d C. nigriceps, Thorns.—C.M.


48

COLEOPTERA

OF

S U F F O L K .II

C i s a l n i , Gyll. Taken in the Mildenhall district (Fryer). C i s f e s t i v u s , Pz. Common in a fungus on apple tree at Wherstead, at end of October, 1903 (Morley). C i s f u s c a t u s , Meli. In a post at Barnby Broad, in September, 1900 (Morley). C i s v e s t i t u s , Meli. Under bark in Bentley Woods, common, in ' November, 1899 (Morley). E n n e a r t h r o n c o r n u t u m , Gyll. Mildenhall (Dr. Sharp).—Barton Mills, abundant (I)r. Perkins).—Foxhall, in fungus, 1899 (Tomlin).— Tangham Forest and Bixley Decoy (Morley).

LONGICORNIA. M o l o r c h u s m i n o r , Z. (Fryer).

Taken in the Mildenhall district, during 1914

PHYTOPHAGA. B r u c h u s a f f i n i s , Froh. O11 Angelica at Claydon Bridge, in August, 1899 (Morley) B r u c h u s p e c t i n i c o r n i s , Z. One female on Angelica flower at Foxhall, on August 30Ü1, 1899 (Morley). D o n a c i a t h a l a s s i n a , Germ. Two found in Oulton Broad, in July, 1903 (Bedwell). Zeugophora flavicollis, Marsh. Found once on white poplar in Assington Thicks, 7th June, 1899 (Elliott). C h r y s o m e l a g r a m i n i s , Z. Swept from reeds at Brandon, upon several occasions (Elliott, Chitty, Tomlin, Jennings, &c.). P l a g i o d e r a v e r s i c o l o r a , Laich. On the banks of the Waveney, at Beccles, during 1892 (Morley). P h s e d o n c o n c i n n u s , Sie. One in sea refuse in the Aldeburgh Marshes, in 1912 (Nicholson). H y d r o t h a s s a a u e t a , F. Taken in marsh hay at Oulton Broad, in September, 1900 (Bedwell).—Mildenhall, June, 1910 (Morley). L u p e r u s r u f i p e s , Scop. Found in Tuddenham Fen 011 birch, in June, commonly (Elliott, Morley). G a l e r u c e l l a c a l m a r i e n s i s , Z. Wangford St. Martin, Henstead and Beccles (Morley).—Brandon, in June, 1903 (Tomlin). L o n g i t a r s u s a n c h u s a e , Payk. Common on Cynoglossum at Shrubland Park, early in May, 1900 and 1901 (Morley). L o n g i t a r s u s c a s t a n e u s , Duft. In Oulton Broad, rarely, in March (Bedwell). L o n g i t a r s u s d o r s a l i s . Z ! Not uncommon beneath ragwort at Brandon, in June (Chitty, Elliott, Tomlin). L o n g i t a r s u s a e r u g i n o s u s , Foud. Darsham, Kessingland and Southwold, July and August; overlooked. A p h t h o n a h e r b i g r a d a , Curt. Locally common, in August, in Tuddenham Fen (Morley). E p i t r i x p u b e s c e n s , Koch. On Solanum dulcamara, local, at Brandon and Tuddenham (Elliott, Tomlin, Donisthorpe, &c.).


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C h a e t o c n e m a S a h l b e r g i , Gyll. Oulton Broad (Bedwell; cf. E.M.M., 1905, p. 68). C a s s i d a v i t t a t a , Vill. Grass tufts, Bentley Woods and East Bergholt, during March and April (Morley).

HETEROMERA. B l a p s g i g a s , L. T h e only British specimen, at Bury (Tuck ; cf. E.M.M., 1903, p. 174). T r i b o l i u m c o n f u s u m , Duv. In vast numbers in a flour-mill in Lowestoft, during August, 1905 (Bedwell). H e l o p s p a l l i d u s , Curt. Near Mildenhall (Fryer). The former record refers to Phaleria cadaverina (cf. Suff. Col., 1899, p. 90). P h a l e r i a c a d a v e r i n a , F. One on Felixstowe sandhills, dead, imperfect. L a t h e t i c u s o r y z a e , Wat. Abundant in Lowestoft flour-mill, in August, 1905 (Bedwell). M y c e t o c h a r e s b i p u s t u l a t a , III. Staverton Thicks, in June, one only in 1903 (Elliott, Morley). L i s s o d e m a q u a d r i p u s t u l a t a , Marsh. Bred, with Anobium and Anaspis maculata, from an ash stump at Monk Soham, 1907 (Morley). A n t h i c u s i n s t a b i l i s , Schm. Beneath Chenopodium, both sexes, at Felixstowe, in August, 1889 (Beaumont) and 1901 (Newbery).

RHYNCHOPHORA. A r a e o c e r u s f a s c i c u l a t u s , De G. This species ( = Phlczobius griseus, Steph.) is now considered established as British, cf. E.M.M., 1908, p. 265-7, and must consequently be accorded a position in our County List, since " Specimens have occurred in Suffolk " (Ste. Illus.; cf. Coleop. of Suff., 1899, p. 93, nota). R h y n c h i t e s i n t e r p u n c t a t u s , Ste. On sallow in Bentley Woods, May 1904 (Morley). A p i o n d i s s i m i l e , Germ. Swept from trefoil, Bentley Woods (Tomlin ; cf. Ent. Rec., 1900, p. 78).—Foxhall, in April, 1905 (Butler). A p i o n o n o n i d i s , Gyll. On Ononis spinosa in Blakenham chalk pits, during July, 1904 (Morley). A p i o n s a n g u i n e u m , De G. Said to have occurred once at Brandon (cf. E.M.M., 1904, p. 87).—Half-a-dozen taken near Lowestoft, in 1905 (Bedwell). O t i o r h y n c h u s r a u c u s , F. On Felixstowe cliffs, in June (Elliott). T r a c h y p h l o e u s s p i n i m a n u s , Germ. Sparingly at Foxhall in crag pits, during September, 1899, and Tuddenham at roots of Sedum acre, in July, 1903 (Morley). P h y l l o b i u s v i r i d i c o l l i s , F. Common in June at Brandon (Elliott).— Tuddenham (Tomlin).—Common in Lakenheath marshes (Morley). L i m o b i u s m i x t u s , Bah. Captured at Brandon early in June, 1906 (Jennings). H y p e r a s u s p i c i o s a , Hbst. One female at Oulton Broad, in flood refuse, during March 1902 (Bedwell).


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OF

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H y p e r a t r i l i n e a t a , Marsh. Singly in Bramford marshes and Shrubland Park, during May (Morley).—Mildenhall (Fryer). L i p a r u s c o r o n a t u s , Goez. Bramford Road, Ipswich; several taken in May, 1899 (Platten); probably imported with chalk. O r c h e s t e s d e c o r a t u s , Germ. Swept from dwarf sallow, in Tuddenham Fen, August, 1905 ; extremely rare (Morley). E r i r r h i n u s s c i r p i , F. One in reed refuse at Benacre Broad, in September, 1905 (Bedwell). B a g o u s n o d u l o s u s , Gyll. In dykes at Beccles, in June, 1887 (Piffard); and in August, 1896 (Newbery's Revision of the genus). T y c h i u s t i b i a l i s , Boh. Found at roots of ragwort at Brandon, in June (Tomlin, Morley). S i b i n i a p o t e n t i l l a e , Germ. One found on the Corton cliffs, early in August, 1904 (Newbery). G y m n e t r o n c o l l i n u s , Gyll. Brandon, one in June, 1903 (Tomlin), and one on Linaria, in July, 1904 (Chaster). B r a c h o n y x p i n e t i , Payk. Not uncommon at Mildenhall, though very local (Fryer).—Also cf. Champion, E.M.M., 1909, p. 248, nota. C i o n u s l o n g i c o l l i s , Bris. Taken on the woolly mullein at Barton Mills, in August, 1914 (Pool). C e u t h o r h y n c h u s ericae, Gyll. Hollesley Heath and Tuddenham Fen, local, in early autumn (Elliott, Morley). C e u t h o r h y n c h u s e u p h o r b i a e , Bris. At Brandon and Glemsford, in June (Tomlin).—Mildenhall, in 1914 (Fryer). C e u t h o r h y n c h u s p i c i t a r s i s , Gyll. Taken in the Mildenhall district, in 1914 (Fryer). C e u t h o r h y n c h i d e u s D a w s o n i , 5 r á . Once in June at Brandon, 1903 (Tomlin). C e u t h o r h y n c h i d e u s h e p a t i c u s , Gyll. Swept at borders of fields at Monk Soham, in August, 1909 (Newbery). C e u t h o r h y n c h i d e u s h o r r i d u s , F. In a chalk pit at Brandon, in April, 1904, very rare (Morley). C e u t h o r h y n c h i d e u s m i x t u s , Muls. One swept at Wherstead (Morley ; cf. E.M.M., 1900, p. 287). C e u t h o r h y n c h i d e u s p o s t h u m u s , Genn. Singly at Mildenhall (Dr. Sharp).—Foxhall plateau, one under a stone, 4th May, 1904 (Morley). R h y t i d o s o m u s g l o b u l u s , übst. One on Populus trémula at Glemsford, in June (Tomlin). R h i n o n c u s b r u c h o i d e s , übst. Taken about Mildenhall, in 1913 (Fryer). L i t o d a c t y l u s l e u c o g a s t e r , Marsh. Apparently rare ; one at Oulton Broad, September, 1900 (Bedwell).—Southwold salt marshes, ist August, 1904 (Morley). B a l a n i n u s b e t u l a e , Sie. Several in Blythburgh Bog, in September, 1912 (Morley). B a l a n i n u s r u b i d u s , Gyll. Brandon, and not uncommon in Tuddenham Fen, in August (Jennings, Morley). C o d i o s o m a s p a d i x , ^ / ^ / . One "011 coasts of Suffolk," 1882 (in Capron's collection), and at Southwold, in July, 1906 (Morley).


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COLEOPTERA C O N F I R M E D FOR S U F F O L K

Elaphrus uliginosus Dyschirius nitidus .

SINCE

Tomlin Morley Bedwell

Trechus discus Philhydrus minutus Cercyon lugubris .

Homalota palustris. Homalota sericea .

Tuck . Tomlin Morley Morley Morley Bedwell Butler . Morley

Homalota inquinula

Tuck

Falagria sulcatula . Encephalus complicans .

Morley Chitty . Newbery

Microglossa suturalis Oxypoda brachyptera Phlœopora corticalis Myrmedonia lugens

Myllsena brevicornis Conosoma littoreum Mycetoporus clavicornis Leistotrophus nebulosus Leptacinus parumpunctatus Stilicus geniculatus Stenus nitens. Bledius fracticomis Bledius opacus Philorhinum sordidum Omalium striatum . Bythinus puncticollis Bythinus securiger . Bryaxis sanguinea . Orthoperus atomarius Phalacrus substriatus Epurea deleta Cartodere ruficollis Byrrhus murinus Aphodius constans.

.

.

Morley Sparke. Nurse . Tuck . Fryer . Nicholson Morley Chitty . Butler . Tomlin

. . . . .

. . . . .

. . .

. .

Bedwell Bedwell Morley Chitty . Sharp .

. .

Elliott . Bedwell Elliott . Morley

. .

l8gg.*

MAY,

Brandon . Freston . Barnby . Tostock . Brandon . Debenham Bentley . Bentley . Brandon . Foxhall . Tattingstone Tostock . Tattingstone Foxhall . Oulton . Tattingstone Tuddenham Timworth Tostock . Mildenhall Aldeburgh Southwold Brandon . Foxhall

.

Bentley . Barnby . Barnby . Southwold Brandon . Mildenhall Tuddenham Oulton . Brandon . Lakenheath

1903. 1904. 1907. 1902. 1903. 1909. 1903. 1899. 1906. 1905. 1903. 1902. 1900. 1907. 1904. 1899. 1899. 1911. 1900. 1914. 1912. 1900. 1903. 1905. 1899. 1900. 1907. I9°S1903. —

1900. 1901. 1900. 1911.


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Plagiogonus arenarius Aromia moschata . Gracilia minuta Rhagium bifasciatum Phaedon armoraciae Phyllotreta tetrastigma Opatrum sabulosum Microzoum tibiale . Heledona agaricola Xylophilus oculatus. Apion subulatum . Apion laevigatum . Apion Gyllenhali . Orthochaetes setiger Gymnetron melanarium Cryptorhynchus lapathi CĹ&#x201C;liodes rubicundus Ceuthorhynchus resedae Baris laticollis

. .

.

. . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . .

OF

S U F F O L K .II

Chitty . Perkins Perkins Morley Elliott . Elliott . Morley Elliott . Jennings Morley Tonilin Bedwell Fryer . Butler . Tomlin Chitty . Morley Tomlin Fryer .

.

Brandon . Brandon .

.

Mildenhall Bentley . Farnham . Mildenhall Felixstowe Tuddenham Brandon . Monk Soham Glemsford Lowestoft Mildenhall Felixstowe Bentley . Tuddenham Tuddenham Bnindon .

.

. . . . .

.

Mildenhall

1903. 1898. 1899. 1900. 1900. 1900. 1903. 1900. 1903. 1907. 1905. 1905. 1914. 1905. 1899. 1903. I

9I31903. 1914.

* Ocypus fuscatus and Clytus mysticus have not been rediscovered here ; but they doubtless still occur, since Elliott took the species respectively at W i c k e n and Burwell, in (Jambs., in June, 1902.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;C.M.

The Coleoptera of suffolk  

Claude Morley 1899

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