The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation, כרך 11

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James William Tutt
s.n., 1899
 

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עמוד 119 - And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron: and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
עמוד 119 - The sky, seen through the advanced guard, appeared like a mezzotinto engraving, but the main body was impervious to sight ; they were not, however, so thick together, but that they could escape a stick waved backwards and forwards. When they alighted they were more numerous than the leaves in the field, and the surface became reddish instead of being green ; the swarm having once alighted, the individuals flew from side to side in all directions. Locusts are not an uncommon pest in this country ;...
עמוד 119 - They were flying northward ; and with the aid of a light breeze, they overtook us at a rate often or fifteen miles an hour. The main body filled the air from a height of twenty feet, to that, as it appeared, of two or three thousand above the ground ; " and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to...
עמוד 119 - I should say, like a strong breeze passing through the rigging of a ship. The sky, seen through the advanced guard, appeared like a mezzotinto engraving, but the main body was impervious to sight ; they were not, however, so thick together, but that they could escape a stick waved backwards and forwards.
עמוד 90 - ... and past you with a power that is irresistible. They move mainly with the wind, and when there is no wind they whirl about in the air like swarming bees. If a passing swarm suddenly meets with a change in the atmosphere, ' such as the approach of a thunder-storm or gale of wind, they come down precipitately, seeming to fold their wings, and fall by the force of gravity, thousands being killed by the fall, if it is upon stone or other hard surface.
עמוד 214 - ... from sight. You have scarcely time to see them before the wind strikes you. As a rule, however, they make their appearance from five to fifteen minutes before the wind strikes; and when they are in great numbers the air, to a height of ten or twelve feet above the surface of the ground, is all at once seen to be full of them, rushing past with extraordinary velocity in a northeasterly direction.
עמוד 306 - M. Hippolyte Lucas, an Honorary Fellow of the Society. He also announced the death of Mr. Samuel Stevens, and in reference thereto said the Society had to deplore the loss of one of its oldest and most highly esteemed Fellows. — Mr. JJ Walker exhibited a specimen of Galerita bicolor, Drury, a North American beetle of the family Carabidœ, said to have been taken many years ago at Doncaster.
עמוד 153 - ... might perhaps have passed from Lincolnshire to Norfolk. Meinecken tells us, that he once saw in a village in Anhalt, on a clear day, about four in the afternoon, such a cloud of dragon-flies...
עמוד 139 - In reply to remarks from Canon Fowler and others, Dr. Bennett stated that the male beetles use their cephalic horns in fighting with one another, as well as for puncturing the bark of vines in order to bring about a flow of the sap upon which they feed.
עמוד 82 - ... penguins, proceeded to devour the whole of the ship's stores and then to gnaw into the timbers, creating great alarm lest the ship should spring a leak. This voyage took place in the year 1593 ; and the worms, he thought, could only have been the larvae of...

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