Zoologist: A Monthly Journal of Natural History, Band 23

J. Van Voorst, 1865

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Seite 9541 - December, 1865, when they will be referred to a Committee to decide upon their merits; each must be accompanied by a sealed letter indorsed with the fictitious signature or motto adopted by its author, and inclosing the name and address of the writer. The Prize Essays shall be the property of, and will be published by, the Society.
Seite 9448 - There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way along that pathless coast, The desert and illimitable air, Lone wandering, but not lost.
Seite 9515 - Mightiest of all the beasts of chase, That roam in woody Caledon, Crashing the forest in his race, The Mountain Bull comes thundering on. Fierce, on the hunter's quiver'd band, He rolls his eyes of swarthy glow, Spurns, with black hoof and horn, the sand, And tosses high his mane of snow.
Seite 9485 - Seen against a dark hillside or a lowering sky, a flock of these birds presents an exceedingly beautiful appearance, and it may then be seen how aptly the term " snowflake " has been applied to the species.
Seite 9541 - Council had determined to offer Two Prizes, of the value of Five Guineas each, to be awarded to the Authors of Essays or Memoirs, of sufficient merit, and drawn up from personal observation, on the anatomy, economy, or habits of any insect or group of insects which is in any way especially serviceable or obnoxious to mankind. The Essays should be illustrated by figures of the insects in their different states, and (if the species be noxious) must show the results of actual experiments made for the...
Seite 9391 - ... begin and continue calling for some time while on the ground. It gets up with a loud fluttering and a rapid succession of shrill screeching whistles, often continued till it alights, when it occasionally commences its ordinary loud and plaintive call, and continues it for some time. In winter, when one or two birds have been flushed, all within hearing soon get alarmed; if they are collected together, they get up in rapid succession ; if distantly scattered, bird after bird slowly gets up ; the...
Seite 9620 - ... yielding about 1500 yards. This insect is very hardy, being found throughout the Northern States and Canada ; and, as it feeds upon the leaves of oak, maple, willow, and other common forest trees, may be reared easily in any part of the country. Mr. Trouvelot has gradually increased his stock from year to year, by raising young from the eggs of the few individuals first captured, until he has at present seven waggon-loads of cocoons, the entire progeny of which he proposes to raise during the...
Seite 9643 - ... about to be held in Paris.* The exhibition was to be divided into two categories; the first to include (1) the producers of silk, (2) the producers of honey and wax, (3) the insects used in dyeing, (4) insects used for the table, and (5) insects used in medicine. The second category was to consist of all the insects that prove destructive to cereals, vineyards, orchards, forests, and woods used for building purposes. The President said that amongst the insects used for the table might be included...
Seite 9395 - ... often met with broods of young ones newly hatched. There were, however, several old birds, and probably more than one brood of chicks, so I could form no correct idea of the number in one brood. They are hardy birds and easily kept in confinement ; but though they will eat grain, I doubt if they would live long without an occasional supply of their natural green food of grass and plants. They may be kept with the least trouble in large cages, the bottoms of which, instead of being solid, are...
Seite 9818 - There are ten specimens in all, eight of which are reverses of one another, thus reducing the number to six individuals; of these, one, a mere fragment, belongs, I think, to the same species as another of which the more important parts of the wing are preserved, so that we have five species represented among these Devonian insects, and these remains are all, I suspect, composed of portions of the anterior wing alone. The data being thus fragmentary, the conclusions cannot be quite so satisfactorily...

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