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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
REPORT
PEOVINCIAL MUSEUM
OF
NATURAL HISTORY
FOR THE YEAR 1923
PRINTED   BY
AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.
VICTORIA, B.C.:
'Priuted by Charles P. Banfield, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1924.  To His Honour Walter Cameron Nichol,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour :
Tlie undersigned   respectfully  submits herewith  the  Annual  Keport  of  the
Provincial Museum of Natural History for the year 1923.
j. d. Maclean,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's. Office,
Victoria, B.C., February, 1924. Provincial Museum of Natural History,
Victoria, B.C., February 11th, 1921.
The Honourable J. D. MacLcan, M.D.,
Provincial Secretary, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour, as Director of the Provincial Museum of Natural
History, to lay before you the Report for the year ended December 31st, 1923,
covering the activities of the Museum.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
FRANCIS KERMODE,
Director. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Page.
Staff of the Museum    0
Objects     7
Admission     7
Visitors     7
Activities    7
Accessions     9
Botany     11
Entomology    15
British Columbia Insects new to Science   16
Rare and Uncommon Lepidoptera taken in British Columbia   21
Microlepidoptera  22
Illustrated Lepidoptera ,  24 DEPARTMENT of the PROVINCIAL SECRETARY.
The Honourable J. D. MacLean, M.D., Minister.
J. Ti. White, Deputy Minister.
PROVINCIAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY.
Staff:
Francis Kermode, Director.
Winifred V. Redfern, Recorder. William R. Carter, Assistant Biologist.
Ernest H. Blackmore, Associate Curator of Entomology.
Reginald W. Park, Attendant. Edward A. Cook, Attendant.   REPORT of the
PROVINCIAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
FOR THE YEAR 1923.
By Francis Kermode, Director.
OBJECTS.
(rt.)  To secure and preserve specimens illustrating the natural history of the Province,
(o.) To collect anthropological material relating to the aboriginal races of the Province,
(c.) To  obtain  information respecting  the natural  sciences,  relating  particularly  to  the
natural history of the Province, and diffuse "knowledge regarding the same.
ADMISSION.
The Provincial Museum is open, free, to the public daily throughout the year from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. (except New Year's Day, Good Friday, and Christmas Day) ; it is also open on Sunday
afternoons from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. from May 1st until the end of October.
VISITORS.
The actual number of visitors whose names are recorded on the register of the Museum
is 30,508, against 21,307 in last year's report. This does not by any means give the total number
of visitors throughout the year, as not only have more visitors been noticed, but the attendance
of school classes has greatly increased, while the classes from the Normal School have used the
collections considerably in regard to making drawings in connection with their nature-studies.
The following figures will give some idea of those who recorded their names during the months
of: January, 1,400; February, 1,031; March, 2,400; April, 1,214; May, 1,900; June, 2,940; July,
5,751; August, 7,045;  September, 2,890; October, 1,598; November, 981; December, 1,292.
ACTIVITIES.
During the month of March last, from the 19th to the 20th, a photographic exhibition of
the wild life of Canada was forwarded from the Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club, Ottawa, to
the Natural History Society of British Columbia. The President of the Society made application
to the Director of the Provincial Museum to see if space could be provided for the exhibition
of these photographs of nature-studies, as it was thought by the Society that the Provincial
Museum of Natural History would be the most suitable place to have these pictures shown,
as it was in keeping with the objects of the Museum. The Director took the matter up with
the Honourable Provincial Secretary, Dr. J. D. MacLean, M.D., and permission was granted to
hold this exhibition on the main floor of the Museum. Arrangements were made whereby
specimens were crowded to one side so as to give ample room for visitors.
The exhibition was under the distinguished patronage of His Honour the Lieutenant-
Governor and Mrs. Nichol, who spent a considerable time going over the many beautiful photographs of birds in their native haunts. They were conducted by Mr. W. N. Kelly, the President
of the Society, and the Director of the Museum. His Honour and Mrs. Nichol expressed their
great appreciation of the pictures.
During the week that this exhibition was on view over 1,000 persons came to view it. The
Natural History Society undertook the advertising of this display in the press and also in the
city and municipal schools. The Department was kept busy arranging times whereby the pupils
could be "accommodated to visit the exhibition without overcrowding, which was arranged
satisfactorily. This educational exhibition of wild life was first displayed in Victoria before
being sent throughout Canada, and proved a great success. It is to be hoped that the Ottawa
Field Naturalists' Club will be able in the near future to send a similar exhibit, as it was one
of the best series of wild-life photographs ever exhibited in Canada. C 8 British Columbia. 1924
The Director also arranged, with the consent of the Honourable Provincial Secretary, for
an illustrated lecture on " Indian Art in relation to Canadian Trade-marks and Designs," to
be given in the Museum for the Natural History Society of British Columbia by Mr. Harlam I.
Smith, Archaeologist, Victoria Memorial Museum, Ottawa. This lecture was given on the evening
of September 27th, the main floor of the Museum being once more arranged to accommodate
the members of the Society and their friends. The lecturer gave a highly intelligent talk on
Indian archaeology and illustrated on the screen many beautiful trade-marks and designs that
had been copied from Indian designs. Over 100 persons were present and a unanimous vote
of thanks was extended to Mr. Smith for his very instructive lecture, which was greatly
appreciated by all present.
Many complimentary remarks and letters have been received by the Department with
reference to the Annual Report and the excellent scientific work that is being carried on in
this Province, and it is very gratifying to note that the work carried on by this Department
with such a small staff is so greatly appreciated.
Towards the end of the year a room on the main floor which has been an office for some
time has been converted into the Provincial Herbarium. New cabinets having been constructed,
the specimens are now being installed. There are over 0,000 specimens representing the flora
of the greater portion of British Columbia, which are now available for study and which will
be of great interest to those who take up the study of botany in British Columbia. It is the
object of the Department to have these specimens as easily available as possible, and on account
of the number of teachers who bring their classes at different times through the year to visit
the Museum, the Department will have many of the specimens, more particularly the common
flora within the vicinity of Victoria, exhibited in glass-covered double frames, mounted on stands,
and therefore easily viewed by the children in their study of the w7ild flowers of this district.
There is also a duplicate collection, approximately one-half the number of specimens, which
are kept for study and comparison, showing the variations due to altitude and climatic conditions. Further notes in regard to the botanical section will be found in the report by Mr.
W. R. Carter, the Assistant Biologist of the Department.
The thanks of the Director are extended to C. V. Piper, E. W. Nelson, Dr. C. F. Newcombe,
and numerous persons whose names are in accessions for their donations received.
Professor C. V. Piper, who is the Agrostologist of the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C, has given a good deal of advice and has spent considerable time iu the examination
and determination of many specimens for this Department. Professor Piper was in this city
in September; he is a native son of Victoria and had not lived here for over forty years. The
Director, accompanied by Dr. C. F. Newcombe, Mr. J. R. Anderson, and the President of the
Natural History Society, Mr. W. N. Kelly, spent an afternoon in going around the suburbs of
Victoria with Professor Piper, who wished to see many of the old places of his boyhood days,
also to see as much as possible of the plant-life of this vicinity. He expressed the desire to
return to Victoria at an early date, and kindly offered to help in identifying any specimens that
were sent to him, and to do all he could to help the Herbarium of the Provincial Museum.
Mr. Edward Nelson, who is the Chief of the Biological Survey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C, and his staff gave much gratuitous help in determining many species
of small mammals which could not be done in this Department, as it is necessary to have a
large series to work on and to have the types close at hand.
Among the interesting specimens donated was a portion of a mammoth tusk which was
presented by Mr. B. H. Lamont, Victoria, B.C. This was picked up at low tide on Island View
Beach, Saanich Peninsula, opposite James Island, near Victoria. This is a tusk of one of the
prehistoric elephants which had roamed throughout the northern portions of North America
before the glacial period, and it is in a fairly good state of preservation. Several molar teeth
of this extinct large prehistoric mammal have been taken in the vicinity of Victoria, one having
been taken on James Island, another at Cordova Bay, and, more recently, fragments of one in
the sand-pit at Mount Tolmie, near Victoria, B.C.
Another very interesting specimen was presented to the Provincial Museum by the Rev. R.
Connell and Ira E. Cornwall—namely, a tooth of an extinct sirenian Dcsmostylus sp. ? This
is the second specimen of this kind which has been taken from the fossiliferous sandstone cliff
near the mouth of Coal Creek, Sooke, V.I., on exhibition in the Provincial Museum, the first
one having been found by Miss Egerton in the summer of 1910. (See An. Rep. Prov. Mus., page
42, 1910.) PIED-BILLED   GREBE.    PODIL7MBUS    POD1CEPS   (LIMN.).
Group   in   Provincial   Museum,   Victoria,   B.   C.  14 Geo. 5 Provincial Museum Report. C 9
Mr. E. H. Blackmore, Associate Curator of Entomology, who is carrying on his systematic
work in regard to the entomology of British Columbia, also arranged a new case of Diptera
and Coleoptera on the upper floor of the Museum. Part of this collection originally belonged
to the late Captain R. V. Harvey, of the University School, who was a well-known entomologist.
Another case has been partly arranged and it is hoped to complete this in the near future,
when final determinations have been made. The Entomological Report is appended and contains
valuable information for those who are particularly interested in this branch of science.
ACCESSIONS.
Black Merlin (Falco columbarius suckleyi). Presented by Mr. Dennis Ashby, Duncan, B.C.,
March 23rd, 1923.
Black-headed Grosbeak (Zamelodia melanocephala). Presented by Mr. W. M. Mathewson,
Mission City, B.C., June 12th, 1923.
Nest and four eggs of Chinese starling (Acridotheres crista-tellus). Presented by Mr. J. A.
Munro, Victoria, B.C., June 4th, 1923.
Great Northern Diver Loon (Gavia immer). Presented by Mr. Dennis Ashby, Duncan, B.C.,
November 1st, 1923.
Dusky Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus saturatus). Presented by Mr. Dennis Ashby, Duncan,
B.C., November 24th, 1923.
Meadow-lark (Sturnella magna neglecta). Presented by Mr. Dennis Ashby, Duncan, B.C.,
November 24th, 1923.
Buffle-head Duck (Charetonetta albcola). Presented by Mr. Dennis Ashby, Duncan, B.C.,
November 27th, 1923.
The birds in the following list were presented by Mr. C. L. Kaufmann, Victoria, B.C.,
November, 1923:—
Herring Gull (Lams argentatus).
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucesccns).
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griscus).
Northwestern Flicker (Colaptes cafer collaris).
Stellar's Jay (Cyanocitta stellari stellari).
Golden-crowned Sparrow (2)   (Zonotrichia coronata).
Nuttal's Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys).
Fox Sparrow (2)  (Melospiza melodia).    •
Western Savannah Sparrow (Passcrculus sandwichensis alaudiiius).
Lutescent Warbler (Vermivora celata lutescens).
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Penthestes rufcscens rufesccns).
Son'g Sparrow (2)   (Melospiza melodia).
Western White-tailed  Hawk   (Buteo  borealis calurus).   Presented by Mr.  Dennis Ashby,
Duncan, B.C., December 3rd, 1923.
Leach's Petrel (Oceanodorma leucorhoa). Presented by J. Henly, Victoria, B.C., December
ith, 1923.
Bush-tits (4) (Psaltriparus minimus minimus). Presented by Mr. R. A. Cumming, Vancouver, B.C., December 19th, 1923.
Western Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enuclcutor't). Taken at Point No Point, Renfrew District,
February, 1923, aud presented by Mr. J. G. French, December, 1923.
Arkansas Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis). Taken at French's Beach, Renfrew District,
February, 1923, and presented by Mr. J. G. French, December, 1923.
Nest and one egg of Clarke's Nutcracker (Nucifraga Columbiana). Presented by Mr. J. A.
Munro, Victoria, B.C., May 10th, 1923.
Eighteen eggs of European Partridge (Perdix cinerca). Presented by Mr. John Abelson,
Victoria, B.C., June 28th, 1923.
Collection of eggs.   Presented by Mrs. J. D. Jones, Victoria, B.C.. November 30th, 1923.
Prickled Sailor-fish (Blepsias cirrhosus).   Presented by Master Bernard Hunter, July 31st,
1923, Victoria, B.C.
Nudibranchiate sp.?   Presented by Mr. Heritage, Victoria, B.C., October 30th, 1923.
Sponge,  taken off the coast of  Graham  Island,  Virago  Sound,  Q.C.I.,  00  fathoms deep.
Presented by Captain John Anderson, Victoria, B.C.,  September 30th, 1923. C 10 British Columbia. 1924
Hair-worm  (Phreoryetes manheanus).   Presented by Mr. G. E. Seon, Kelowna, B.C., June
21st, 1923.
American Tiger Moth (Arctia caja americanu).  Presented by Master Tom Garvey, Victoria,
B.C., August 9th, 1923.
Beetle   (Rhantus binotatus).   Found at Qualicum, V.I.    Presented by Mr. W.  H.  Thorn-
borrow, Victoria, B.C.
Trilobite from Mount Stephen, Field, B.C.   Presented by Mrs. Stuart Armour, Cadboro Bay.
B.C., November 2nd, 1923.
Portion of Mammoth Tusk found at Island View Beach, Saanich, B.C.    Presented by Mr.
B. H. Lamont, Victoria, B.C., June 28th, 1923.
Tooth of Desmostylus sp.? found near the mouth of Coal Creek, Sooke, V.I., and presented
by Rev. R. Connell and Ira E. Cornwall.
Rubber Snake (boa)   (Cbarina bottce).    Presented by Mr. Dick Spurway, Nelson, B.C., May
18th, 1923.
Stone Sinker.    Presented by Mr. R. B. Halhed, Chemainus, B.C., May 7th, 1923.
Slate Spear-head.   Presented by Mr. R. Deakin, Victoria, B.C., July 30th, 1923.
Stone Paint-dish.    Presented by Miss Jean Kirk, Victoria, B.C., September 23rd, 1923.
Stone Battle-axe.    Found by Mr. T. Wasilieff, Merville, B.C.. September, 1923.
Rubbing-stone.   Presented by Mr. T. W. S. Parsons, South Fort George, B.C., November 21st,
1923.
Arrow-point.   Found at Fanny Bay, V.I.   Presented by Mr. R. Cowie, September, 1923.
Two carved Goat-horn  Spoons.    Presented by Mr.  T.  W.  Parsons,  Prince  Rupert,  B.C.,
December, 1923.
Stone Axe-head.   Presented by Mr. T. W. Parsons, Prince Rupert, B.C., December, 1923.
Carved Whalebone Baton.   Presented by Mr. T. W. Parsons, Prince Rupert, B.C., December,
1923.
Publications of other Institutions.
(Alphabetically arranged.)
Acadian Entomological Society, Nova Scotia        1
American Museum of Natural History, New York        5
Augustana College Library, Rock Island, III       1
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii         5
British Museum, London, England  . •       2
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol, England        1
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, Cal       .">
California University, Berkeley, Cal     20
Cardiff Museum, Cardiff, Wales ■    2
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pa       1
Charleston Museum, Charleston, S.C       3
Chicago Academy of Sciences, Chicago, 111       1
Cincinnati Museum Association, Cincinnati, Ohio          1
City Art Museum, St. Louis, Mo       4
Colorado Museum of Natural History, Denver, Col       1
Cooper Ornithological Club, San Francisco, Cal       1
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y     15
Dominion Government Publications       25
Field Museum, Chicago, HI     17
Grand Rapids Public Library, Mich       1
Illinois State Natural History Survey. Urbana, 111       1
Insular Experimental Station, Rio Piedras, San Juan, P.R     12
John Crerar Library, Chicago, 111       1
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C       2
Lloyd Library        30
Manchester Museum, Manchester, England        1
McGill University, Montreal, P.Q       1
Minnesota University, Minn       1
Museum of the American Indian (Heye Foundation), New York       1
Carried forward     100 GREAT    NORTHERN     DIVER.    GAVIA    IMBER   (GUNN.).
Group   in   Provincial   Museum,   Victoria,   B.   C  14 Geo. 5 Provincial Museum Report. C 11
Publications of other Institutions—Continued.
.  Brought foncard   100
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass  2
Nebraska University, Lincoln, Neb  5
Newark Museum Association, Newark, N.Y  2
New York Botanical Garden, N.Y  1
New York State Museum, Albany, N.Y  1
Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Wooster, Ohio    4
Oklahoma University, Norman, Okla  2
Peabody Museum, Salem, Mass  1
Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Conn  15
Pennsylvania Museum and University     14
Province of British Columbia   3
Province of Alberta    1
Province of Nova Scotia   1
Province of Ontario  1
Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wis  1
Roger Williams Park Museum, Providence, R.I  2
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ont  2
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C  22
Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, Cal  4
Staten Island Institute, New Brighton, N.Y  8
United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C  9
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash  2
Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, Pa  1
Zoological Society, New York, N.Y  1
Zoological Society, Philadelphia, Pa  1
BOTANY. 272
By W. R. Carter.
During the year 1923 many additions have been made to the Herbarium of the Provincial
Museum, and the thanks of the Department are extended to the following collectors: Dr. C. F.
Newcombe; Rev. R. Connell: Mr. G. V. Copley, of the Provincial Lands Grazing Department;
Mr. W. B. Anderson, Dominion Inspector of Indian Orchards; Mr. A. H. Newcombe, and others,
for specimens they have donated to the Herbarium.
Throughout the year the usual quantity of plants has been identified for school-children and
other local collectors.
A small set of duplicate orchids was sent to the Rev. F. Stephenson, Ely, Cambridge, England, who is studying certain genera of this family. Specimens of our Erythronium were loaned
to the University of Oregon, and a few specimens of Hepatica; from the Herbarium were loaned
to Mr. A. H. Brinkman, of Alberta, for examination; these specimens are part of the collection
donated to the Provincial Herbarium by the late Professor John Macoun..
The thanks of this Department are most cordially extended to Professor C. V. Piper,
Agrostologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C, and Dr. P. A. Rydberg, New
York Botanical Garden, N.Y., for their kindness in identifying many specimens submitted to
them.
The following lists, which give actual localities of specimens collected, will give some idea
of the range of country traversed by the various collectors.
Plants of special interest collected and presented by Mr. W. B. Anderson:—
Equisetum sylvaticum L.   Prince Rupert, B.C.
Scirpus pauciflorus Lightf.  Prince Rupert, B.C.
Salix macrostachya Nutt. Agassiz, B.C.
Eriogonum subalpinum Greene.  Paradise Vallej7, B.C.
Polygonum majus Piper.  Lytton, B.C. (1922).
Cerastium Beeringianum C. & S. Paradise Valley, B.C.
Anemone Drummondii S. Wats.  Paradise Valley, B.C. C 12 British Columbia. 1924
Anemone parviflora Michx.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Coptis trifoliata (L.) Salish. Prince Rupert, B.C.
Ranunculus probably R. alpeophilus A. Nels.   Paradise Valley, B.C.
Ranunculus saxicola Rydb.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Ranunculus vericundus Rob.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Arabis acutina Greene.  Lytton, B.C.
Arabis Lyallii S. Wats.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Draba alpina L.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Draba alpina glacialis Adams. Paradise Valley, B.C.
Draba lonchocarpa Rydb.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Draba Oligospermia Hook.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Draba prealta Greene.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Stenophragma Thalianum Celak. (AraHdopsis). Hazelton, B.C..
Rhodiola integrifolia Raf. Paradise Valley, B.C.
Seduin oregannm Nutt.  Agassiz, B.C.
Saxifraga deliealula Small.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Geum calthifolium Menzies.  Prince Rupert, B.C.
Rubus Chamcemorus Linn.   Prince Rupert, B.C.
Astragalus alpinus L. ? Paradise Valley, B.C.
Astragalus Beckwlthii T. & G.  Kamloops, B.C.
Hypericum perforatum L.  Chilliwack, B.C.
Lythrum Salicaria L.   Chilliwack, B.C.
Epilobium alpinum L.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Andromeda Polifolia L.  Prince itupert, B.C.
Loiseleuria procumbens Desv.  Prince Rupert, B.C.
Vaecinium oreophyllum Rydb.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Vaecinium scoparium Leiberg.  Paradise Valley, B.C. ;
Vaecinium Vitis-Idwa L.  Prince Rupert, B.C.
Androsace subumbellata (Nels.) Small. Paradise Valley, B.C.
Dodccatheon viriparum Greene.  Prince Rupert, B.C.
Gilia minutiflora Benth.   Spences Bridge, B.C.
Phlox rigida Benth.   Fort Steele, B.C.
Phacelia idahoensis Henderson.   Paradise Valley, B.C.
Galeopsis Tetrahit L.  Agassiz, B.C.
Nicotiana attenuata Torr.   Spences Bridge, B.C.
Castilleja crispula ? Piper.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Castilleja subcinerea Rydb.  Windermere, B.C.
Llnaria minor (L.) Desf.  Agassiz, B.C.
Pentstemon albertinus ? Greene. Paradise Valley, B.C.
Symplioricarpos occidental-is Hook.  Fort Steele, B.C.
Adoxa Moschaiellina L.  Hazelton, B.C.
Viburnum opulus aniericanum Ait.  Adams Lake, B.C.
Antcnnaria lusuloidcs T. & G. Fort Steele, B.C.
Arnica aspera Greene.  Mount Cheam, B.C. (1922).
Erigeron aureus Greene.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Erigeron compositus multifldus (Rydb.) Mack. & Payson.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Erigeron corymbosus Nutt.  Fort Steele, B.C.
Erigeron minor (Hook.) Rydb.  Fort Steele, B.C.
Eupdiorium Bruneri A. Gray.   Chilliwack, B.C.
Euthamia occidentalis Nutt.  Keremeos, B.C.
Crepis elegans Hook.  Golden, B.C.
Hieracium murorum L.  Agassiz, B.C. (1922). i
Solidago algida Piper.  Mount Cheam, B.C. (1922). i
Senecio ductoris Piper.  Paradise Valley, B.C.
Plants of interest collected and presented by Mr. G. V. Copley:—
Agropyron caninum L.  Kingsvale, Nicola, B.C.
Agropyron tenerum Vasey. Kingsvale. Nicola, B.C.
Deschampsia latifolia (Hook. & Scribn.).   Mount Baldy, Bridesville, B.C. 14 Geo. o Provincial Museum Report. C 13
Elymus Macounii Vasey.  Douglas Lake, Nicola, B.C.
Festuca octoflora Walt.  Kingsvale, Nicola, B.C.
Hierochloa odorata (L.) Wahlenb.  Chimney Creek, Cariboo, B.C.
Oryzopsis exigua Thurb. Kingsvale, Nicola, B.C.
Panicum barbipulvinatum Nash. Vaseaux Lake, B.C.
Panicum pacificum Hitehc. & Chase.  Vaseaux Lake, B.C.
Poa ampla Merv.  Nicola, B.C.
Poa compressa L.  Williams Lake, Cariboo, B.C.
Poa Fendleriana (Steud) Vasey.  Nicola, B.C.
Sporobolus asperifolius (Ness & Meyen) Thurb.  Vaseaux Lake, B.C.
Sporobolus contractus Hitehc.  Marron Lake, B.C.
Spartina gracilis Trim Douglas Lake, Nicola, B.C.
Stipa minor (Vasey) Scribn. Nicola, B.C.
Stipa occidentalis Thurb.  Coldwater River, Kingsvale, B.C.
Stipa Richardsoni!. Link. Nicola, B.C.
Carex vespertina (Bailey) Howell.  Mount Finlayson, V.I., B.C.
Carex nigricans C. A. Meyer. Mount Baldy, Bridesville, B.C.
Liparis Loeselii (L.) L. C. Rich. Nicola, B.C.
Eriogonum umbellatum Torr.  Nicola, B.C.
Polygonum viviparum L. Nicola, B.C.
Atriplex hortensis L.  Penticton, B.C.
Beta vulgaris L.  Chimney Creek, Cariboo, B.C.
Chenopodium humile Hook. Meadow Lake, Lillooet, B.C.
Corispermum marginale Rydb.  Alkali Lake, Lillooet, B.C.
Corispermum villosum Rydb.  Deadman's Creek, Savana, B.C.
Suwda occidentalis S. Wats. Stump Lake, Nicola, B.C.
Aconitum columbianum Nutt.  Osprey Lake, Princeton, B.C.
Actaea arguta Nutt. Nicola, B.C.
Ranunculus glaberrimus Hook.  Grand Forks, B.C.
Alyssum alyssoid.es (L.) Gonan.  Nicola, B.C.
Draba stenoloba Ledeb. Grand Forks, B.C.
Erysimum cheirauthoides L. Kane Valley, Nicola, B.C.
Lepidium campestre L.  Mount Finlayson, V.I., B.C.
Radicula obtusa Nutt.  Victoria, B.C.
Ribes cereum Dougl.  White Lake, Penticton, B.C.
Mitella nuda L.  Nicola, B.C.
Astragalus adsurgens Pall.  Merritt, B.C.
Astragalus alpinus L.  Nicola, B.C.
Astragalus glareosus Dougl. Kruger Mount, Okanagan, B.C.
Oxytropis deflexa D.C.  Aspen Grove, Nicola, B.C.
Trifolium microcephalum Pursh.  Mount Finlayson, V.I., B.C.
Trifolium microdon H. & A. Mount Finlayson, V.I., B.C.
Trifolium tridentatum Lindl.  Mount Finlayson, V.I., B.C.
Geranium Richardsonii F. & M.  Mamette Lake, Nicola, B.C.
Sphwralcia munroana Spach.   Osoyoos, B.C.
Oenothera biennis (a form). Boundary Falls, B.C.
Lomatium Geyeri (S. AVats) C. & R. Rock Creek, B.C.
Arctostaphylos media Greene.   Mount Finlayson, V.I., B.C.
Apocynum cannabinum L. Kettle Valley, B.C. .     .
- Convolvulus arvensis L.  Lower Nicola, B.C.
Gilia Harknessii Curran.  Nicola, B.C.
Lithospermum ruderale Lehm. Deadman's Creek, Savana, B.C.
Mertensia oblongifolia (Nutt.) Don. Rock Creek, B.C.
Stachys scopulorum Greene. Nicola, B.C.
Orthocarpus faucibarbatus Gray. Mount Finlayson, B.C.
Pedicularis bracteosa Benth. Big Bar Creek, Lillooet, B.C.
Rhinanthus Crista-galli L. Aspen Grove, Nicola, B.C.
T/eromca xalapensis H.B.K. Vancouver Island, B.C. C 14 British Columbia. 1924
Agoseris scorzonereefolia (Schrad) Greene. Merritt, Nicola, B.C.
Antennaria anaphaloid.es Rydb. Nicola, B.C.
Antennaria dimorpha T. & G.  White Lake, Penticton, B.C.
Erigeron drosbachiensis Muell.  Voght Valley, Penticton, B.C.
Erigeron lonchophyllus Hook.  Douglas Lake, Nicola, B.C.
Hellianthella Douglasii T. & G.  Nicola, B.C.
The following plants included in Mr. Copley's contributions are from just across the international United States boundary in the State of Washington:—
Purshia tridentdta D.C.
Dodecatheon dentatum Hook.
Sphwralcia rivularis Torr.
Collomia aristella (A. Gray) Rydb.
Hydrophyllum aUrifrons Heller.
Pentstemon speciosus Dougl.
A very interesting collection of plants, principally from the Queen Charlotte Islands, was
donated by Dr. C. F. Newcombe, 1923:—
A,diantum peclatum alculicum Rnpr.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Asplenium viride Huds.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Polypodiuni Scouleri Hook & Greville  (collected in 1903).   Ninstiuts, Q.C.I.
Lycopodium Selago ? L.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Luzula campestris (L.) DC. Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Luzula parviflora (Ehrh.) Desv.  Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Fritillaria camtschatcensis (L.) Ker-Gawl.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Streptopus roseus Michx.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Salix sitchensis f (Sanson) Bong.   Skidegate, Q.C.I. •
Alnus sitchensis (Regel) Sarg.  Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Cerastium viscosum L. (an addition to the Flora of Q.C.I.).  Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Stellaria borealis var. alpcstris (Gries) Gray.  Goldstream, V.I., B.C.
Stellaria crispa. Cham. & Schlecht (an addition to the Flora of Q.C.I.), Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Montia sibirica Howell.   Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Aquilegia formosa Fischer.   Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Caltha biflora DC.   Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Ranunculus Bongardi Greene. Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Ranunculus occidentalis Nutt.  Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Arabis hirsuta (L.) Scop.  Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Barbarea vulgaris H. Br.   Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Cardamine angulata Hook.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Cardamine oligospermia Nutt. Limestone Island, Q.C.I.
Cochlearia officinalis Linn.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Hemieva ranunculoides Raf. Bella Coola, B.C.
Tellima grandiflora Dougl.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Ribes laxiflorum Pursh.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Fragaria chiloensis (L.) Duch.  Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Rubus spectabilis Pursh. Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Hosackia americana (Nutt.) Piper. Oak Bay, Victoria, B.C.
Viola adunca Smith. Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Epilobium adenocaulon Haussk.  Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Hippuris tetraphylla L.  Bella Coola, B.C. (1922).
GSnanthe sarmentosa Presl.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Osmorrhisa divaricata Nutt. Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Menziesia ferruginea Smith.  Lockeport, Q.C.I.
Dodecatheon frigidum Hook. Limestone Island, Q.C.I.
Convolvulus Soldanella L.  Saanichton, V.I., B.C.
Romanzoffia unalaschkensis Cham.  Albert Head, V.I., B.C.
Castilleja pallida (L.) Spreng.  Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Collinsia tenella Dougl.   Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Rhinanthus Crista-galli L.  Mount Douglas, Victoria, B.C. NORTH-WEST    COAST    HERON.    ARDEA    HERODITJS    FANNINII   (CHAPMAN).
Group   in   Provincial   Museum,   Victoria,   B.   C.  11 Geo. 5 Provincial Museum Report. C 15
Galium aparine L.  Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Valerianella samolifolia (DC) Gray.   Skidegate, Q.C.I.
Microseris Bigelovii Gray.  Gonzales Hill, Victoria, B.C.
Prenanthes hastata (Pers.) Heller. Thurston Harbour, Q.C.I.
Plants collected and donated by Mr. A. H. Newcombe:—
Allium attenuifolium Kellog.  Observatory Hill, Victoria, B.C.
Actaea spicata arguta Nutt. (addition to the Flora of Q.C.I.).
Plants collected and donated by Rev. R. Connell:—
Ranunculus acris L.   Sandhill Creek, V.I.
Castilleja miniala Dougl.  Sandhill Creek, V.T.
Scrophularia californica Cham.  Alligator Creek, V.I.
Luina hypoleuca Benth.  Muir Creek, V.I.
Prenanthes hastata (Pers.) Heller.  Muir Creek, V.I.
Senecio triangularis Hook.  Alligator Creek, V.I.
Other plants presented:—
Pseudotsuga mucronata Raf. Alberni, V.I., by J. Fi-ank Thomson.
Cilia aggregata (Pursh) Spreng. Penticton, B.C., by W. Downes.
Artemisia frigida Willd. Penticton, B.C., by W. Downes.
Artemisia ludoviciana Nutt.  Penticton, B.C., by W. Downes.
Hippuris tetraphylla L. Prince Rupert, B.C., by Harlan I. Smith.
Romanzoffia unalaschkensis Cham.  William Head, V.I., by Ira E. Cornwall.
Hyosyamus niger Linn.  Salmon Arm, B.C., by J. W. Gibson.
Datura Stranmonium L.  Saltspring Island, B.C., by P. de Noe Walker.
Lloydia serotina Reich.  Wahleach Range, Agassiz, B.C., by F. Perry.
Plants which are supplementary additions to " The Flora of Vancouver and Queen Charlotte
Islands, 1921 (introduced plants being printed in italics in conformity with the printing of the
Check-list) :—
Carex stenochlasna (Holm) Mackenzie. Mount Arrowsmith, V.I., July 20th, 1915. W. R.
Carter.
Carex vulpinoidea Michx. Goldstream, V.I., July 1st, 1920.  G. V. Copley.
Lepidium campestre L.   Elk Lake watershed, May,  1923.   Master Raven.   Specimens also
collected later, Mount Finlayson and Telegraph Bay, V.I., by G. V, Copley.
Scandix Pecien-Veneris L. Victoria, B.C., April 13th, 1923. G. V. Copley.
Centaurea maculosa Lam. Victoria, B.C., August Sth, 1921. W. R. Carter.
Crepis taraxacifolia Thuill.   Mayne Island, B.C., June 20th, 1914.   John Macoun.
ENTOMOLOGY.
By E. H. Blackmore, F.E.S.
The season of 1923 has been a most peculiar one from a collecting standpoint. Insects that
are generally common have been very scarce, while others that have been regarded as somewhat rare have been taken in series.
Reports from many localities throughout Southern British Columbia all agree as to the
remarkable absence of noctuid moths. This makes the third year in successiou that the scarcity
in this large family has been particularly noticeable.
The weather was exceedingly poor for collecting until the middle of July, as from the early
spring until that time there were a great number of rainy days. The balance of the season
right up to the end of the fall was very fine and dry, with a corresponding increase of insect-
life, particularly amongst tbe Geometrida?.
The European satin-moth (Stilpnotis salicis Linn) still continues to spread, two or three
specimens having been taken in Victoria by Mr. W. R. Carter, Assistant Biologist of the Provincial Museum, and a couple of individuals were captured by Captain J. Wise at Saanich-
ton, B.C.
Acknowledgments.
The thanks of the Department are extended to the following specialists for their kindness
in determining and verifying material submitted to them during the past season ; Dr. W. Barnes,
Foster H. Benjamin, Annette F. Braun, August Busck, Carl Heinrich, Dr. A. W. Lindsey, Dr.
J. H. McDunnough, Wm. Schaus, and L. W. Swett. C 16 British Columbia. 1924
British Columbia Insects new to Science.
The number of new insects described from British Columbia material as new7 to science
during the year amount to forty-two species. They are divided between the following four
orders :  Lepidoptera, 10;  Hymenoptera, 1;  Diptera, 24;   and Plecoptera, 1.
Lepidoptera.
The sixteen species of Lepidoptera are distributed amongst the different families as follows:
Lycsenidse, 2; Sphingidie, 1; Noctuidoe, 3; Geometridae, 1; Gelechidse, 1; Olethreutidoe, 7; and
Tortricidoe, 1.
Lyceenidw.
Plebius swpiolus insulanus Blackmore. Described (Can. Ent., Vol. 55, page 98, April, 1923)
from twenty specimens taken by the writer at Victoria, B.C., and Goldstream, B.C. This new
race differs from typical sceplolus in the much brighter blue of the male on the upper side and
on the under-side by the clear bluish-white of the ground colour instead of greyish-white, as
in the typical form. In the female the upper side of insulanus is an even dark brown with a
few scattered blue scales basally, while typical sccpiolus is heavily shot with blue on both wings.
Typical swpiolus occurs at Atlin, B.C.
Plebius icarioidcs montis Blackmore. Described (ibidem, page 99) from eight specimens.
Holotype, allotype, and four paratypes taken on Mount McLean, near Lillooet, B.C., by A. W.
Hanham ; one paratype from Mount Cheam, near Agassiz, B.C.; and one from Hope Mountains,
B.C. (R. V. Harvey).
AVe now have three races of this Califoruian species in British Columbia—namely, pembina
Edw., blackmorei B. & McD., and montis Blackmore. In the males montis differs from pembina
iu the much lighter shade of violaceous blue and in the narrower black border; from blackmorei
by the totally different shade of blue, the latter being of a peculiar silvery blue; on the underside it differs from pembina in the much lighter ground colour and in the lighter spotting of
the fore wings, which, however, are much heavier than they are in blackmorei.
Since the above description was published I have seen three specimens of montis taken
this year on a mountain near Lytton, B.C.    It is evidently a high-altitude form.
These three races of icarioidcs Bdv. will now stand in our list as follows:—
Plebeius icarioides race pembina Edw.   Southern British Columbia.
Plebeius icarioides race blackmorei B. & McD. Vancouver Island.
Plebeius icarioides race montis Blackm. Mountains of British Columbia.
Sphingida:.
Sphinx mordecai McDunnough. Described (ibidem, page 148, June, 1923) from eleven specimens taken at Penticton, B.C. (W. B. Anderson), Wellington (G. W. Taylor), Vancouver (Livingston), Vernon (E. P. Venables), and Peaehland (J. B. Wallis).
This is the species which has been known for so many years as Sphinx vancouverensis Hy.
Edw. According to Dr. McDunnough's article, I understand that typical vancouverensis is the
same insect that we have latterly been calling perelegans and which has been formerly recorded
from various points in the Interior as drupiferarum (vide " The Sphingidie of British Columbia,"
Blackmore, Pro. B.C. Ent. Soc, page 20, Feb., 1921).
Perelegans was described from " Big Trees, Calif.," by Hy. Edw. in Pro. Cal. Acad. Sci.,
Vol. V., page 109, 1874, and vancouverensis was described on page 111 of the same number from
a single specimen taken by Dr. Bremner at Esquimalt, near Victoria, B.C. Dr. McDunnough is
of the opinion that these two names may represent one species, but for the present proposes
that the name vancouverensis be used in a racial sense.
This species is larger and darker than mordecai aud presents other minor differences which
renders separation easy.
In future our two species of this genus will stand as follows:—
Sphinx perelegans Hy. Edw.
race vancouverensis Hy. Edw. Vancouver Island; Southern British Columbia.
Sphinx mordecai McD.   Generally distributed throughout the Province. 14 Geo. 5 Provincial Museum Report. C 17
Noctu idw.
Euxoa lindseyi Blackmore. Described (Can. Ent., Vol. 55, page 214, Sept., 1923) from seven
specimens—five taken by the writer at Victoria, B.C., and Goldstream, B.C., and two from the
Barnes collection, one taken at Victoria, B.C., and one at Calgary, Alta.
Oncocnemis parvanigra Blackmore. Described (ibidem, page 215) from four specimens—
three taken at Kaslo (J. W. Cockle) and one at Mount McLean (A. W. Hanham).
Litliolomia napcea umbrifasciata Blackmore. Described (ibidem, page 210) from fifteen
specimens taken by the writer at Victoria, B.C.
Further notes on the above will be found under " Illustrated Lepidoptera " and illustrations
of each species on Plate V.
Geometridw.
Enypia vcnata ab. elaborala Cassino & Swett. Describad (Lepidopterist, Vol. IV., page 13,
June, 1923) from a single male taken at Wellington, B.C., by the late Rev. G. W. Taylor on
July 2nd, 1904.
This striking form differs from the type in having the fore wings pure white and the usual
venular dots merged into a wide suffused black band. We may say here that vcnata is fairly
common on Vancouver Island and is extremely variable both in coloration and markings. In
the writer's series of about thirty specimens they range in colour from a light stone grey to a
rich warm brown.
Gelechidcc.
Gclcchia trichostola Meyrick. Described (Exotic Microlcpidoptera, Vol. III., page 22, June,
1923) from two specimens taken at Victoria, B.C., in September, 1919, by Dr. A. J. Turner, of
Brisbane, Queensland.
I have a long series of previously undetermined Gclcchia which I have identified as the
above species. They were taken by the writer on various dates in March and September, and
agree with the description in size, colour, and inaculation. They were all taken at rest either
on the trunk or the foliage of the scrub oak (Quercus Garryana). It is evidently a hybernating
species.
The male measures 19 m.m. in expanse, with the female slightly smaller. It is brown iu
colour, irregularly suffused with dark fuscous irroration. On the fore wing is a small black
linear mark beneath costa near the base, and an elongate black spot at the base of the inner
margin; a few whitish scales between first and second discal dots and an angulated transverse
streak of brown ground colour about three-quarters out from base. Hind-wings grey, fringe pale
grey. A distinguishing character in the male is a very long dark-grey pencil of hair underneath
the hind wings, extending from base of costa to beneath posterior portion of cell.
Olethrcutidw (Eucosmitue).
Thiodia fertoriana Heiurich. Described (Revision No. Amer. Eucosminn?, Bull. 123, U.S.N.M.,
page 204, April, 1923) from three specimens taken at Goldstream, B.C., on May 10th, 1903.
The specimens were found amongst the undescribed material in the collection of Dr. Wm.
Barnes, and although not bearing the collector's name were in all probability taken by Mr. A. W.
Hanham, who collected in that district at that period.
Eucosma metariana Heinrich. Described (ibidem, page 133) from nine specimens—six taken
at Shasta Retreat, Calif.; two at Hot Springs, Green River, Wash.; and one at Victoria, B.C.
(Blackmore).   (See "Illustrated Lepidoptera.")
Epiblcmu purpurissata Heinrich. Described (ibidem, page 149) from two specimens bred
from wild rose at Vernon, B.C.
Epiblema pcriculosana Heinrich. Described (ibidem, page 208) from three specimens taken
on Mount McLean, near Lillooet, B.C., by A. W. Hanham.
Epinotia digitana Heinrich. Described (ibidem, page 215) from two specimens—the type
taken at Kaslo, B.C., by Dr. H. G. Dyar on July 28th, 1903, and the paratype taken by Professor
C. V. Piper at Pullman, Wash. This is the same insect that had been determined by Kearfott
as transmissana Walk, and is so listed in Dyar's Kootenai List and the Check-list of British
Columbia Lepidoptera (1900). C 18 British Columbia. 1924
Transmissana Walk, must now be remwved from out British Columbia List and digitana
Heinrich put in its place. Digitana is very close in colour and maculatioii to nigralbana Wals.
The latter also occurs on Vancouver Island.
Epinotia meritana Heinrich. Described (ibidem, page 220) from thirteen specimens. The
type and eight paratypes were reared from larva; mining pine-needles by H. J. Peck, of the Utah
Agricultural Experiment Station; the other four paratypes were taken by W. R. Carter at
Victoria, B.C. The latter were found at rest on the trunks of Douglas fir- (Pscudotsuga
mucronata). This is a small species measuring from 10-11 mm. in alar expanse. The fore
wings are white, banded and cross-lined with blackish fuscous; the hind wings are smoky fuscous,
with shining lead-grey fringes.   So far it has been fouud here in a very limited area.
Epinotia vagana Heinrich. Described (ibidem, page 230) from twelve specimens—five from
Liaga, Wash.; five from Victoria, B.C. (Blackmore) ; one from Duncan, B.C. (Hanham) ; and
one from Hoquiam, Wash.   (Sec "Illustrated Lepidoptera.")
Tortricidw.
Cacoocia Columbiana McDunnough.   Described   (Can.  Ent.,  Vol.  55,  page  107,  July,  1923)'
from a single female taken by Dr. W. R. Buckell at Salmon Arm, B.C.
Hymenoptera.
Tenthredinidw (Saic-flies).
Dolerus nicwus MacGillivray. Described (ibidem, page G8, March, 1923) from a female
specimen taken at Chilliwack, B.C. This new species of saw-fly is about 11 mm. in length,
with the body entirely black and the head and thorax hoary. The wings are slightly smoky,
with the veins aud stigma black.
Diptera.
The arrangement and sequence of families and genera in the following list of new species
is in accordance with Aldrich's " Catalogue of North American Diptera ":—
Culicidw (Mosquitoes).
JEdes hewitti Hearle. Described (Can. Ent., Vol. 55, page 5, Jan., 1923) from fourteen specimens, all taken at Yale, B.C., by the author. This new species is evidently very local, as
although a survey of the mosquito fauna of the whole of the Lower Fraser Valley was undertaken by Mr. Hearle in 1919, Yale was the' only locality wherein it was found.
* Stratiomyidcr (Soldier-flies).
Stratiomyia discaloides Curran. Described (ibidem, Vol. 54, page 281, Dec, 1922) from
three specimens—two taken at Chilcotin, B.C. (E. R. Buckell), and one at Kelowna, B.C. (M. II.
Ruhmann).
Stratiomyia griseata Curran. Described (ibidem, page 283) from two specimens—type from
Aspen Grove, B.C.  (P. N. Vroom), and paratype from Lillooet, B.C.  (A. W. Phair).
Therevidw (Stiletto-flies).
Thereva bfunnea Cole. Described ("Rev. Family Therevidie," Pro. U.S.N.M., No. 2450, page
108) from nineteen specimens. The male type taken at Victoria, B.C., by W. Downes and the
female allotype by W. B. Anderson at the same place. Paratypes were taken at Savary Island,
B.C. (R. S. Sherman); Vancouver, B.C. (R. S. Sherman; R. C. Treherne); and Chase, B.C,
(W. B. Anderson).
Thereva nigripilosa Cole. Described (ibidem, page 110) from three specimens—the type
bred from larva at Victoria, B.C., by W. Downes and the paratypes collected by C. B. Garrett
at Cranbrook, B.C.
Asilidce (Robber-flies).
Eucyrtopogon (gen. nov.) comantis Curran. Described (Can. Ent., Vol. 55, page 110, May,
1923) from three specimens collected by E. R. Buckell—the type taken at Chilcotin, B.C., and
the paratypes at Vernon, B.C.
Eucyrtopogon spinigera Curran. Described (ibidem, page 117) from a single female specimen
taken at Victoria, B.C., by R. C. Treherne. 14 Geo. 5 Provincial Museum Report. C 19
Eucyrtopogon divcrsipolis Curran. Described (ibidem, page 118) from four specimens. Holotype and allotype taken at Chilcotin, B.C., by E. R. Buckell and two paratypes taken by
C. Garrett at Banff, Alta.
Eucyrtopogon calcarata Curran. Described (ibidem, page .119) from ten specimens. The
types were taken at Banff, Alta. (N. B. Sanson); the paratypes are from Cranbrook, B.C.
(C. B. Garrett) ; Nicola, B.C. (P. N. Vroom) ; Aspen Grove, B.C. (Vroom) ; and Quilchena, B.C.
(Vroom).
Cyrtopogon vyillistoni Curran. Described (ibidem, No\. 54, page 277, Dec, 1922) from over
100 specimens from British Columbia. Holotype from Chilcotin, B.C. (E. R. Buckell), and allotype from Aspen Grove, B.C.  (Vroom).
Cyrtopogon inversus Curran. Described (ibidem, Vol. 55, page 172, July, 1923) from six
specimens. The male and female types were taken by P. N. Vroom at Aspen Grove, B.C., while
the paratypes came from Darcy, B.C. (W. B. Anderson) ; Chilcotin, B.C. (E. R. Buckell) ;
Nicola, B.C. (Vroom) ; and Hedley, B.C. (Anderson).
Crytopogon predator Curran. Described (ibidem, page 188, Aug., 1923) from a single female
taken by W. B. Anderson at Fort Fraser, B.C.
Holopogon alMpilosus Curran. Described (ibidem, page 207, Sept., 1923) from five specimens. Types and two paratypes taken by N. L. Butler at Vernon, B.C., and one paratype taken
at Chilcotin, B.C., by E. R. Buckell.
Nicocles canadensis Curran. Described (ibidem, page 208) from five specimens. Holotype
male from Saanich, B.C. (W. Downes) ; allotype female, Seattle, Wash.; paratypes, Royal Oak,
B.C. (Treherne) ; Mount Douglas, B.C. (Downes); and Seattle, Wash.
Doliclwpodidw  (Long-footed Flies).
Porphyrops grandis Curran. Described (ibidem, page 210) from two specimens taken by
R. Glendenning at Agassiz, B.C.
Syntormon tricoloripes Curran. Described (ibidem, page 209) from four specimens taken
at Cranbrook, B.C., by C. B. Garrett.
Sccllus ampins Curran. Described (ibidem, page 73, March, 1923) from a single male taken
by W. Downes at Saanich, B.C.
Syrphidw  (Flower-flies).
Pipiza atrata Curran. Described (ibidem, Vol. 54, page 2S3, Dec, 1922) from one male
specimen taken by E. R. Buckell at Chilcotin, B.C.
Chilosia subchalybca Curran. Described (ibidem, Vob 55, page 270, Dec, 1923) from two
specimens taken at Cranbrook, B.C. (Garrett).
Platychirus peltatoidcs Curran. Described (ibidem, page 274) from six specimens. The male
type from Penticton, B.C. (E. R. Buckell) ; female type from Vernon, B.C. (M. II. Ruhmann) ;
and four paratypes taken at Penticton, B.C. (Treherne) ; Victoria, B.C. (W. B. Anderson) ;
Royal Oak, B.C. (Treherne) ; and Ilwaco, AVash.
Leucozona lucorum var. americana Curran. Described (ibidem, page 38, Feb., 1923) from
six specimens. Type male from Hull, Que. ; type female from Metlakatla, B.C. (Rev. J. H. Keen) ;
and four paratypes from Hull, Que.; Smith's Cove, N.S.; Chilcotin, B.C. (Buckell) ; and one,
no data.
Tachinidw (Caterpillar-flics).
Ginglim,yia bieolor Curran. Described (ibidem, page 240, Oct., 1922) from four females
taken by AV. Downes at Saanich, B.C.
Lonchwldw.
Lonchwa atritarsis Malloch. Described (Pro. Ent. Soc., Wash., Arol. 25, page 47, Feb., 1923)
from a single male specimen taken at Kaslo, B.C., by A. N. Caudell.
TrypclMw (Peacock-flies).
Eurosta solidaginis var. subfasciatus Curran. Described (Ent. News, Vol. 34, page 302, Dec,
1923) from seven specimens taken in British Columbia. Male and female types reared from
Solidago galls by E. R. Buckell at A'ernon, B.C. C 20 • British Columbia. 1924
Plecoptera (Stone-flics).
Nemoura cornuta Claasseu. Described (Can. Ent., A'ol. 55, page 285, Dec, 1923) from a
single male specimen taken at Nanaimo, B.C. (Biological Station), by E. P. van Duzee.
Lepidoptera not previously recorded from British Coxtjmbia.
Fifteen species and races (excluding Microlepidoptera) have been added to the British
Columbia list of Lepidoptera since last year's Provincial Museum Report was written. The
numbers preceding the names are in accordance with those contained in Barnes & McDunnough's
Check-list (1917).
N oct u Ida'.
1270. EUxoa fenlseca Harv. One specimen taken at Nicola Lake, B.C., by E. R. Buckell on
August 24th, 1922.  Described from California in 1875.   The type is in the British Museum.
1283. Euxoa excogita Smith. A single specimen taken by T. A. Moilliet at A'avenby, B.C.,
on August 20th, 1921. Described in 1900 (Pro. U.S.N.M., A'ol. 22, page 423) from ten specimens
taken at Glenwood Springs, Colorado, by Dr. Barnes.
1289a. Euxoa stigmatalis atrofuscu Sm. This'is also a unique taken by Mr. Moilliet at
A'avenby, B.C., on August 14th, 1921. Described (ibidem, page 447) as a distinct species from
specimens taken in Colorado and at Pullman, AVash. It is now considered to be a variety of
stigmatalis  Smith.
1453. Agrotis atrifrons Grt. Two specimens—one taken by E. R. Buckell at Nicola Lake,
B.C., on August 28th, 1922, and the other taken at Lillooet, B.C., by A. AV. Phair on August
12th, 1917. The latter had been previously determined for us as piscipellis Grt. and was so
listed in Ann. Rep. Prov. Mus., 1917, page 13. The two species are closely allied aud very similar
in appearance. Mr. Benjamin informs me that piscipellis has usually a more or less dark collar
and the thorax seldom shows any definite line of black at the base of the tegulse, while atrifrons
shows this line.
1517. Apharctra pyralis Sm. One specimen taken by L. E. Marmot at Maillardville, B.C..
on August 15th, 1922.  (See " Illustrated Lepidoptera.")
* Lampra forbesi Benjamin. Several specimens taken by Mr. G. O. Day at Qnamichan Lake
and Maple Bay, near Duncan, B.C. This species and ncfascia are very closely allied and difficult
to distinguish by superficial characters, but are easily separated by the genitalia, which are quite
distinct. Mr. Benjamin made a slide of one of Mr. Day's specimens and it agrees in every particular with the type of forbesi. Forbesi was described (Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci., A'ol. 20,
page 98, Dec, 1921) from nine specimens, all taken in Utah.
1005. Protagrotis obscura B. & McD. Two specimens taken by Air. E. R. Buckell at Nicola
Lake, B.C., on July 29th, 1922.
1047. Lasiestra phoca Moesch. A short series taken on Mount AlcLean, near Lillooet, B.C.,
by Mr. A. W. Hanham in August, 1921.   (See " Illustrated Lepidoptera.") ,
1905. Orthosia mys Dyar. Three specimens taken by Hon. J. G. Colville at Saanichton,
October 17th to 20th, 1922. Described from California. This is an especially good capture and
they are the first typical specimens taken iu British Columbia. Mr. Day, of Duncan, took a
single specimen many years ago which had been determined by Wolley Dod as this species,
but it is in reality the form coloramica B. & McD., described from Arizona. The latter is considerably darker in colour on the primaries and secondaries have the veins outlined with reddish
scaling.
2122. Brachylomia populi Stkr. One specimen taken at Seton Lake, near Lillooet, B.C., by
Desmond Martin during the early part of August, 1923.   (See " Illustrated Lepidoptera.")
2237. Homoglma hircina Morr. A short series taken by Mr. T. A. Aloilliet at Vavenby in
Jfareh, 1922.   (See " Illustrated Lepidoptera.")
2342b. Oligia tonsa laevigata Sm. Two specimens—one, a male, taken by E. R. Buckell at
Nicola Lake, B.C., on July 18th, 1922, and the other, a female, taken at Saanichton, B.C., on
July 7th, 1922, by Hon. J. G. Colville. It is rather strange that these two specimens, the only
records that we have for the Province, should be taken in two entirely different faunal areas.
Typical tonsa and the race subjuncta were illustrated on Plate III. of the Ann. Rep. Prov. Mus.,
1921. The whole group is extremely rare iu the Province. 14 Geo. 5 Provincial Museum Report. C 21
Geometridw.
4009.   Hydrlomena nubilofasciata Pack, and
4009a. Hydrlomena nubilofasciata raptata Swett. Mr. AV. R. Carter took a very long series
of these geometers in a pine-woods near his home at Esquimalt (a suburb of A'ictoria, B.C.)
during the latter end of February and the beginning of March of this year (1923). From
February 20th to March 2nd 120 specimens were taken in excellent condition. The first batch
of thirty-six specimens were taken on February 20th, between 8 and 9 p.m., resting on the underside of the lower pine-boughs. The weather was decidedly frosty, with about 3 inches of suow
on the ground. The whole series showed a remarkable range of variation.
Mr. L. W. Swett kindly undertook to compare specimens with the types in the Packard
and Swett collections and has succeeded in matching exactly the types of nubilofasciata, vulner-
ata, and raptata. There are also several intermediate forms and some specimens which do not
agree with any of the published descriptions.
It is self-evident that the two latter names are not real geographical races, but simply forms
of one very variable species.
4289. Eufidonia notataria \Aralk. Several specimens taken by Mr. AV. B. Anderson at Prince
Rupert, B.C., on May 23rd, 1923.    (See " Illustrated Lepidoptera.")
Rare and uncommon Lepidoptera taken in British Columbia during 1923.
Victoria.—Very little of interest has been taken amongst the Macrolepidoptera during the
season in this vicinity. Mr. AAr. R. Carter took a series of Conoides plumogeraria Hulst. at the
end of March and noticed several Erannis vancouverensis Hist, flying in November. The writer
was fortunate enough to take four specimens of Venusia obsoleta Swett. in the first few days
in May. This is the first time I have taken it and the first record for A'ictoria since the late
Captain R. V. Harvey took it in 1908.
Saanichton.—During the season Captain J. AArise took some very nice geometers, including
Lygris harveyata Tayl.; L. atrifasciata Hist.; Dysstroma sobria sicctti Blackm.; Chlorosea neva-
daria Pack.; Sabulodes ccrvinaria Tack.; and Eupithecia scubrogata Pears. The latter are the first
records of this species that I have had since Mr. T. Bryant took two specimens at Wellington,
B.C., in 1903.  The species is figured on Plate IV. of the Prov. Mus. Report for 1921.
Colwood.—A single specimen of Taniosca discivaria Walk, was taken by the writer at rest
on a tree-trunk. This is the first record for Arancouver Island.
Shawnigan Lake.—Mr. J. Clarke collected in this district for a few days in July aud took
a fine specimen of Arzama obliqua Walk., also a specimen in good condition of Trachea impulsa
Gue.  The latter is rare in collections.
Duncan.—Amongst Mr. A. AV. Hanhain's captures iu this district the following are the most
noticeable: Catocala relicta race elda Behr. (rare); Autographa mctallica Grt.; Olene styx
B. & McD. (rare); and Cleora albescens Hist, (uncommon).
Maillardville.—Mr. L. E. Marmot took a perfect specimen of Feralia deceptiva B. & McD.
(uncommon), a single specimen of Cucullia florea Grt. (rare), and two specimens of Aplvctoides
occidens Hamp. AVe are glad to get this latter record as it has been considered quite a rarity
in the Province (vide Ann. Rep. Prov. Mus., 1921, page 31).
Seton Lake.—Master Desmond Martin spent July and August in this district, which is
situated some 3 miles from Lillooet. He captured some very nice material, the best of the diurnals
being Strymon titus Fabr. and S. scrpium Bdv., the former being especially rare. A specimen of
Tolype dayi Blackm. was taken, which extends its known distribution. Amongst the Noctuid*
the following were the most desirable: Agrotis oblata Morr.; Eriopgga perbrunnea Grt. (rare) ;
and Catocala nevadensis race montana Beut. Iu the Geometridse a specimen of Macaria
bicolarata Fabr. was taken; this is very rare in British Columbia. I have only seen two
other specimens, one from Armstrong and one from Kaslo. Itame denticulodcs Hulst. aud
Plagodis approximaria Dyar were also taken, both of which are rare in collections.
Vavenby.—The material collected in this locality by Mr. T. A. Moilliet and his son reflected
the general conditions prevailing throughout the Province. Amongst the Geometrid:e there was
nothing of any special interest, but in the Noctuidie there were several species which we are
pleased to have. The following are the most desirable: Hcliothis phloxiphaga G. & It.; Anytus
cvelina French (only previous record from the Province is Rossland) ; Cryptocala gilvipennis Grt. (rare) ; Scotogramma trifolii Rott.; Polia sutrina Grt. (very rare on the Mainland) ; Pgrrhia
umbra expcrimcns Wlk.; and Autographa orophila Hamp. (rather rare). A fine specimen of
Pachysphinx modcsta Harris was also taken.
Marron Lake.—A few specimens were taken by Mr. C. deB. Green in the latter part of
September; the two most desirable species being Euxoa andcra Sm. and Trachea mactata allecto
Sm., both of which are rather rare in collections.
Mr. W. B. Anderson, Dominion Inspector of Indian Orchards, states that although last year
was a bad one from a collecting standpoint, this year was very much worse. Amongst the comparatively few species taken, the best were Ilcodcs cuprcus Edw., taken at Paradise, B.C., a
mining camp in the Selkirk Range at an altitude of 7,300 feet and about 20 miles from Invermere. This brilliant " copper " butterfly has only previously been recorded in the Province from
Mount McLean. A single specimen of Apantesis parthenice Kirby was taken at Invermere, B.C.,
Mcliclcptrla sueta Grt. was taken at Chase, B.C. This latter species is very rare in the Province,
our previous records being from Araseaux Lake and the Hope Mountains.
Micbolepidoptera.
Owing to the extensive collecting done in this group during the previous three seasons, much
of the material sent in was found to be a duplication of species already set up ; consequently
I only mounted some 880 specimens this season. However, many new records for the Province-
were discovered and series of hitherto rare species were taken.
Collections have been made at A'ictoria, Brentwood, Saanichton, Colwood, Goldstream,
Shawnigan Lake, Duncan, Maillardville, Seton Lake, Marron Lake, and Vavenby.
The following list of species are new to the Province and are additional to those previously
published in the Annual Reports of the Provincial Museum for 1920, 1921, and 1922. Included
in this list are species taken in 1921 and 1922, but which have only recently been definitely
determined.
The numbers and arrangements are in accord with Barnes & McDuunough's Check-list
(1917), with the exception of the Eucosininre, which are arranged according to Heinrich's
" Revision of the Eucosminse of North America " (1923).
Collectors: AV. B. Anderson, E. II. Blackmore, E. R. Buckell, Dr. W. R. Buckell, AV. R.
Carter, J. Clarke, Hon. J. G. Colville, G. O. Day, C. deB. Green, A. W. Hanham, L. E. Marmont,
T. A. Moilliet, and Captain J. AA'ise.
Pyralidw:
5344.   Crambus prwfectullus Zinck. Adams Lake (AV. R. B.)..
5417.   Ommatoplcryx occllca Haw. Nicola Lake (E. R. B.).
5474.  Jocara trabalis Grt.  Marron Lake (C. deB. G.).
5500.   Dioryctria ponderosw Dyar. Duncan (G. O. D.).
0031b. Salebria virgatclla inconditclla Rag.   Shawnigan Lake (J. C.) ;   Duncan  (A. AV. H.).
5070.   Epischnia alMplagialclla Pack. Nicola Lake (E. It. B.).
Pterophorldcv.
5805.  Platyptilia marmarodaclyla Dyar. Revelstoke Mountain (W. R. B.).
* Platyptilia mwa B. & L.  Fort Steele (AV. B. A.).
Co s mopterygidw.
5982.   Cystiwcctcs nimbosus Braun.  Victoria (E. II. B.) ; Maillardville (L. E. AL).
0017.  Mompha murtfcldtella Cham.   Shawnigan Lake (J. C.) ; Duncan (A. AV. II.) ; Maillardville (L. E. M.).
Geleehidie.
0083. Telphusa belangerclla Cham.  Maillardville (E. II. B.).
0214. Gelechia trophella Busck.  Saanichton (J. G. C.; J. W.).
0230. Gelechia fluvialella Busck.  Salmon Arm (AV. R. B.).
0203. Gelechia versutella Zell.  A'ictoria (J. C).
* Gelechia trichostola Meyr.  Alctoria (Dr. A. J. Turner; E. H. B.; AV. R, C). 14 Geo. 5 Provincial Museum Report. C 23
Olclhrcutidw (Eueosmiuw).
0700. Barbara colfaxiana siskiyouana Kearf.  Duncan (G. O. IX).
* Thiodia fertoriana Hein.  Goldstream.
* Eucosma metariana Hein. Victoria (E. H. B.).
* Epiblema purpurissatana Hein. A'ernon.
* Epiblema gratuitana Hein.  Arictoria (E. H. B.) ; Duncan (A. AV. IL).
* Epiblema periculosana Hein. Mount McLean (A. AV. II.).
7157. Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana Ratz.  Victoria (E. H. B.; AV. R. C).
0954. Epinotia miscana Kearf.  Mount McLean (A. AV. II.).
* Epinotia digitana Hein.  Kaslo (Dr. H. Dyar).
* Epinotia nieritana Hein. A'ictoria (AV. R. C).
* Epinotia vagana Hein. A'ictoria (E. H. B.).
Olethreutidw (Olethreutinw).
0807.   Exartcna quadrifidum Zell.  Chase (W. B. A.); Duncan (A. AV. II.).
GS19.   Olethreutes deceptana Kearf. Victoria (A. W. II.).
0833.  Olethreutes chalybcana Wals.  Shawnigan Lake (J. C).
Tortricidm.
7300.   Gaccccia pallorana Rob. Duncan (A. W. IL).
* Cacwcia columbiana McD.  Salmon Arm (AV. II. P>.).
7415.   Peronea oxycoccana Pack.  Maillardville (L. E. M.).
Phalonidw.
7543. Hystcrosia waracana Kearf. Duncan (G. O. D.; A. W. II.).
7544. Hystcrosia cartwrightana Kearf.  A'avenby  (T. A. M.).
Glyphipterygidw.
7005.   Allononyma diana Hub. Goldstream (A. AV. 11.).
Yponomcutidie.
7084.   Argyrcsthia quadristrigella Zell.   A'ictoria  (W. II. C.) ; Saanichton  (J. G. O).
7708.   Argyrcsthia pedmontella Cham.  A'ictoria  (AV. R. C.) ; Brentwood (E. II. B.).
7710.   Argyrcsthia mesocausta Meyr. Victoria (E. II. B.).
Gracilariidw.
7894.   Lithocollctis basisirigclla Clem.  A'ictoria (E. II. B.; AV. R. C).
7900.   Lithocollctis alnicolclla AVlsm.  Maillardville (L. E. M.).
7911.   Lithocolletis scudderclla F. &. B.  A'ictoria (E. II. B.) ; Maillardville (L. E. M.).
7928.   Lithocollctis fragilella F. & B.  Victoria  (E. II. P..) ; Saanichton (J. G. C.) ; Maillardville (L. E. M.).
7942.   Lithocolletis hamadrgadella Clem.   Arictoria (E. H. B.; AA'. R. O).
8011.   Parcctopa sallcifoliella Cham.  A'avenby (T. A. M.).
8013a. Ornix guttca solitarlclla Dietz.  A'ictoria (E. IL B.).
Gracilaria sgringella Fab.  Maillardville (L. E. M.).
Scythirididw.
* Epermenia alameda Braun. Duncan (A. W. II.).
Lyonetiidcc.
8125.  Bucculatrix canadcnsisella Cham.    Victoria   (E. II.  B.; AA'. R.  C.) ;   Maillardville
(L. E. M.).
8135.  Bucculatrix pomifoliclla Clem.  Maillardville (L. E. M.).     .
Tineidw.
8223.  Scardia anatomella Grt.  Vavenby (T. A. M.).
820S.   Tinea nivcocapitella Cham.  Saanichton (J. G. C). C 24 British Columbia. 1924
Ncpticulidw.
8373.   Neptlcula lalifasciclla Cham.  A'ictoria (E. H. B.; AV. R. C).
83S3.   Neplicula pomivorclla Pack.  A'ictoria (E. H. B.).
S401.   Neptieula diffascia. Braun.  A'ictoria (E. H. B.; W. R. O).
Illustrated Lepidoptera (Plate A'.).
Noctuida:.
* Euxoa lindseyi Blackmore. This new species is rather uncommon, as I have only taken
five specimens in twelve years' collecting on the Island. The ground colour is cinereous grey,
with sparse fuscous markings.  It is closely allied to catenula Grt, which occurs on the Mainland.
1328. Euxoa murdocki Smith. A single specimen of this rare species was taken by Mr. E. R.
Buckell at Nicola Lake, B.C., on August 24th, 1922. I have only seen one other specimen from
British Columbia (taken by Mr. A. AA'. Phair at Lillooet). The species is recorded in our Checklist from "B.C.," but Smith's North-west British Columbia really meant Alberta, in the vicinity
of Red Deer aud Edmonton. The above two specimens are the only authentic British Columbia
records.
1517. Aphareta pgralis Sm. This species is a new record for British Columbia and was
taken by Air. L. E. Marmont at Maillardville on August 15th, 1922. It is a very interesting
capture and was originally described (Ent. News, A'ol. 7, page 20, 1890) from two specimens
taken by the late F. II. Wolley Dod at Calgary, Alta.
1047. Lasiestra phoca Moesch. A short series taken by Air. A. AA'. Hanham at Aiount McLean
in August, 1921. It had been confused with the race luteola Sm. taken at the same time and place,
but it is consistently smaller and differs in minor particulars, especially on the under-side of
the secondaries. Phoca was described from Labrador in 1804 and it also occurs in Colorado.
* Oncocnemis parvanigra Blackm. The first specimen of this new species was taken by
Air. J. AA'. Cockle at Kaslo on August 12th, 1909. No further specimens were captured until
1921, when Mr. Cockle took another one on August 0th, and Mr. Hanham captured one on Mount
AlcLean on August 14th of the same year. The only male specimen was also taken by Mr. Cockle
on August 10th, 1922.   It is close to tcnuifascia Sm.
2122. Brachylomia populi Strecker. A beautiful specimen of this species was taken last
August by Desmond Martin at Seton Lake, near Lillooet. This is the first record that we have
of this species from British Columbia, although it has been recorded from Calgary and Red
Deer, in Alberta.  It was originally described from Colorado.
* Litholomia napwa race umbrifasciata Blackm. This is our common A'ancouver Island form,
which is quite distinct from typical napcca, the latter also occurring in the Interior of British
Columbia. In umbrifasciata the ground colour is a greyish-white and has a contrasting dark-
brown median band, while in napwa the colour is dark grey, with the maculation somewhat
obscured.    It is also consistently larger.
2223. Parastichtis decipiens Grt. The specimen figured was taken by Dr. W. R. Buckell at
Salmon Arm. The species must be very local as we have no record of it from any other locality.
Decipiens was described from Indiana in 1881. It is closely related to P. acta Grt., which is common on A'ancouver Island in the late fall.
2237. Homoglwa hircina Morr. A short series of this species, which is new to the Province,
was taken by Mr. T. A. Moilliet at A'avenby at the end of March, 1922. It is variable in colour,
but does not differ materially from Eastern specimens. It is considerably smaller than either
H. carbonaria Haw. or H. dives Sm., both of which occur in British Columbia, the former on the
Mainland and the latter on A'ancouver Island.
Notodontidw.
3052. Ianassa semirufescens Wlk. The specimen illustrated was taken by Air. L. E. Alarmont on July 12th, 1923. It is rather a rare species in the Province. In the 1900 Check-list
I. semirufescens var. perangulata Hy. Edw. is recorded from AA'ellington and Kaslo, and I
strongly suspect that these records refer to semirufescens. Perangulata is now treated as a
distinct species, although very similar superficially. •■; ■'
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NOCTUID-a^-XOTODONTIDJE—GE0M'E'r.ttID2E.
Euxoa lindseyi Blackm.
(Allotype female.)
Victoria,  B.C.   (E. II. Blackmore).
(New to science.)
Litholomia napira umbrifasciata Blackm.
(Partoype male.)
Victoria, B.C.   (E. H. Blackmore).
(New to science.)
lanassa semirufescens Walk.
Fraser Mills, B.C. (L. E. Marmont).
(Rather rare.)
Brachylomia populi iStkr.
Seton Lake, B.C.   (D. Martin).
(New to British Columbia.)
Homogla-a hircina Morr.
A'avenby, B.C.   (T. A. Moilliet).
(New to British Columbia.)
Parastichtis decipiens Grt.
Salmon Aim, B.C.  (W. R. Buckell).
(Very local.)
Apharetra pi/raiis Sm.
Fraser Mills, B.C.   (L. E. Marmont).
(New to British Columbia.)
Lasiestra phoca Moeseh.
Mount McLean, B.C.  (A. W. Hanham).
(New to British Columbia.)
Euxoa murtlocki Sm.
Nicola Lake, B.C.   (E. R. Buckell).
(Very rare.)
Oncocnemis parvanigra Blackm.
(Allotype female.)
Kaslo, B.C.   (J. W. Cockle).
(New to science.)
Eufldonia notataria Walk.
Prince Rupert, B.C. (AV. B. Anderson)
(New to British Columbia.)
Ommatopteryx oceilea Haw.
Nicola Lake, B.C.  (E. R. Buckell).
(New to British Columbia.)
MICROLEPIDOPTERA.
Scardia anatomella Grt.
A'avenby,  B.C.   (T. A. Moilliet).
(New to British Columbia.)
Salebria rirgatella inconditella  Rag
Shawnigan Lake, B.C. (J. Clarke).
(Rather rare.)
Evergestis insulalis B. & McD.
Saanichton (J. Wise).
(Uncommon.)
Dioryctria ponderosa)  (Dyar).
Quamichan Lake, B.C.   (G. 0. Day).
(New to British Columbia.)
Eucosma metariana Hein.
Victoria, B.C.   (E. H. Blackmore).
(New to science.)
Exartema quadrifidum Zell.
Chase. B.C.  (W. B. Anderson).
(New to British Columbia.)
Epinotia vagans  Hein.
Victoria, B.C.  (B. II. Blackmore).
(New to  science.)
Gelechia trophella Busck.
Saanichton (J. C. Colville).
(New to British Columbia.)
EpicaUima coloradella Wlshm.
Victoria, B.C.  (AV. R. Carter).
(Rather rare.)   14 Geo. 5 Provincial Museum Report. C 25
Geometridw.
4289. Eufidonia notataria Wlk. Several specimens of this pretty little geometer were taken
by Mr. AV. B. Anderson on May 23rd, 1923, at Prince Rupert. This is the first record of this
species in British Columbia, although it occurs in Alberta and eastward to the Atlantic Coast.
Pyralidw.
4992. Evergestis insulalis B. & McD. The specimen illustrated was taken by Captain J. Wise
at Saanichton on July 2nd, 1923, and although the species occurs regularly but sparingly on
A'ancouver Island, it is very seldom that a specimen is taken in such fine condition. The species
was described (Cont. Lep. No. Amer., Vol. 2, page 229, Aug. 1914) from specimens taken at
Duncan and Victoria.
5417. Ommatopteryx ocellea Haw. This exceedingly delicate species was taken by Air. E. R.
Buckell at Nicola Lake on July 18th, 1923, and is a new record for the Province. It is a native
of the Mediterranean coasts and has been accidentally imported into a number of countries,
including Asia, Africa, North America, and Australia.
5500. Dioryctria ponderosa) Dyar. This is another new record for the Province and was
taken by Mr. G. O. Day at Quamichau Lake, near Duncan. It must be very rare as well as
local, Air. Day having only taken two specimens in sixteen years' collecting, and we have no
other record.
5031b. Salebria virgatella inconditella Rag. The specimen illustrated was taken by Air.
J. Clarke at Shawnigan Lake on July 14th, 1923, and is new to our list. Air. A. AA'. Hanham
also took a specimen, but not in such good condition, at Quamichan Lake late in July.
Gelechidw.
0214. Gelechia trophella Busck. A short series of this rather striking gelechid was taken
by Hon. J. G. Colville at Saanichton during June, 1922, and two specimens w7ere taken by Captain
AA'ise in June of this year at the same place. AVe have not seen it from any other locality. It
was described (Pro. U.S.N.AL, A'ol. 25, page 800, 1903) from Platte Canyon, Colorado. The larvre
were found feeding on oak.
CEcophoridw.
0492. EpicaUima coloradella AVlsm. Mr. W. R. Carter took a short series of this species
during the past summer. It has always been considered somewhat of a rarity in British Columbia
collections. It has been previously recorded from Kaslo (Cockle) and I have seen one specimen
taken  at Duncan  by  Mr.  Day.
Olethreutidw.
0807. Exartema quadrifidum Zell. This pretty grey aud maroon species was taken by
Air. W. B. Anderson at Chase on July 18th, 1923. A specimen was also taken in June by Air.
Hanham at Quamichan Lake.  It is a new record for the Province.
* Eucosma metariana Heinrich. The ground colour of this new species is white, with brown
lines and spots, and it measures about 14 mm. in alar expanse. It is not at all common, as I
have only taken three or four specimens in as many years, including the paratype. It occurs
in July, and as far as I know is very local.   I have only found it in one very small area.
* Epinotia vagaua Hein. This new species is rather striking in colour, the costal half "ot
the fore wings being a bright purplish red. It measures about IS mm. in alar expanse. The larvze
feed on wild crab-apple and the adult flies in August and September. Described in part from
five specimens taken by the writer at A'ictoria and one specimen taken by Air. Hanham at Duncan.
Tineidw.
8223. Scardia anatomella Grt. A single specimen of this species, which is a new record
for the Province, was taken by Mr. T. A. Moilliet at A'avenby on June Sth, 1923. It is a very
striking species and was originally described from New York in 1882.
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