Zoologist: A Monthly Journal of Natural History, Volume 22

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West, Newman, 1864 - English periodicals

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Page 8974 - When the wings are closed there are three luminous spots on each side of the head-part, on the upper part (like a cat's staring eyes) of a beautiful sulphur-coloured light, in rays that spread over the room. The third luminous spot is seen when the fly is on its back, half-way down the abdominal part of the insect. When quiescent the lumination is least ; in daylight the upper spots are nearly white, emitting no light whatever (its lively lime is at twilight).
Page 9010 - Messrs. 1 1 award and Sharp to be Scrutineers. A ballot was then held, and Francis P. Pascoe, Esq., FLS, &c., was declared to be duly elected President for 1864. Ordinary Meeting. — The following donations were announced, and thanks voted to the donors: — Donations to the Library. 'Academic Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique: Bulletins des Seances de la Classe des Sciences, Annee 1862;' 'Annuaire 1863;' presented by the Academy. ' Proceedings of the Royal Society,
Page 9378 - ... holes in the ground, mostly in banks by the side of ditches or streams of water ; several were in holes I had myself formed in banks. Whatever hole they may select they invariably place their nest nearer to the entrance than the other species of underground wasps. In the majority of cases which have come under my observation the nest has in fact been exposed to view, without the trouble of digging for it " On opening some closed-up cells appropriated to queens or females in a nest of Vespa vulgaris,...
Page 9056 - ... we may call the instincts of animals those unknown faculties implanted in their constitution by the Creator, by which, independent of instruction, observation, or experience, and without a knowledge of the end in view, they are impelled to the performance of certain actions tending to the well-being of the individual and the preservation of the species...
Page 8880 - Northumbrian coast, many of them so fatigued by the length of their journey, or perhaps by the unfavourable shift of wind, as to be unable to rise again from the ground, and great numbers were in consequence caught or destroyed. This flight...
Page 8966 - I heard its well-known voice, but my lad had noticed it a week before. From this time, every grove, I might almost say every tree, had its bird, uttering with incessant iteration and untiring energy, from its umbrageous concealment, Sweet-John ! — John-to-whit ! — sweetJohn-to-whit ! — John-fwhit ! — sweet-John-to — whit ! — I can scarcely understand how the call can be written " Whip-Tom-Kelly" as the accent, if I may so say, is most energetically on the last syllable.
Page 9349 - And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. 8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch ; they are unclean to you.
Page 9227 - Hainan and the neighboring islands with considerable success. The fish generally seemed to be in bad condition, and were covered with barnacles ; and their object in resorting to that part of the coast during that season is probably to obtain food for themselves and young from the great quantity of squid, cuttle, and blubber fish which abound, and perhaps also to roll on the numerous sand-banks on the coasts, in order to clear their skin of the barnacles and other animals which torment them.
Page 9227 - ... to roll on the numerous sand-banks on the coast, in order to clear their skin of the barnacles and other animals which torment them. They are often seen leaping more than their whole length out of the water, and coming down again perpendicularly, so as to strike hard against the bottom.
Page 9229 - ... stern foremost. The rest of the fleet, seeing the sail lowered, come up to assist ; and as the fish now keeps pretty much on the surface in its struggle to get away, they soon manage to fasten eight or ten harpoons into it, and in a couple of hours or so it is dead from wounds and the loss of blood. They always strike the fish a little behind the blowhole, on the top of the back. When the fish is dead, it is...

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