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0. pilicornis. Sm.—Rare : One near Copdock (Hocking), Bentley Woods in 1924. O. xanthomelana, Kirb.—Kirby's record is now confirmed in Monks-park and Bentley Woods O. bicolor, Sehr.—Extremely rare : not noticed here since 1899 ! O. auriilenta, Panz.—Kirby's record from Henley near Ipswich is still unique. O. leucomelana, Kirb.—The species was very abundant in 1899 (Perkins, EMM. 1900, 173). O. spinulosa, Kirb.—Extremelv local : found annually at Tostock (Tuck). Stelis aterrima, Panz.—Felixstow (Gibbs), Copdock (Hocking), very rare at Frostenden. S. phaoptera, Kirb.—Barham, Brandon, Tostock, Bungay [and Wicken in Cambs. (Chitty)]. S. 8-maculata, Sm.—Brandon, five in 1899 (EMM. 1900, p. 173); more there in 1926-27. Anthidium manicatum, L.—Common on Burrdock-flowers everywhere. Eucera longicornis, L.—Tuddenham, 1901 (Blair); numerous near Barham rectory (Rothney, in lit. 1900); Copdock (Hocking), very rare at Bentley Woods in 1923-4. Apparently dying out. Melecta armata, Panz.—In most sand and gravel-pits : Ipswich (Platten), Copdock (Hocking). M. luctuosa, Scop.—Extremely rare : One female in Brandeston gravel-pit, 3 May 1922. Anthophora retusa, L. A. pilipes, Fab. >• All of frequent occurrence. A. furcata, Panz. J Saropoda binaculata, Pz.—Still rests on Kirby's Woodbridge record. [Abounds in the New Forest.] Psithyrus rupestris, Fab. . P- vestalis, Fourc. ' Inquiline Bumble-bees, constantly P. barbutellus, Kirb. f seen. P. campestris, Panz. J P- q'iadricolor, Lep.—Tostock and near Brandon, the least common of its genus. Bombus Smithianus, Wht. i B. venustus, Sm. j- Ubiquitous true Bumble-bees. B. agrorum, Fab. J B. llTäUdlul, "Kirb. [ Widely distributed, but rather local B. sylvarum, Linn. B- lapidarius, Linn. } Abundant everywhere. B. pratorum, Linn. J B• Derhamellus, Kirb.—Barham, Tostock and wide-spread around Brandon.