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neither flattened nor covered with setæ. Respiration appears to take place in the usual way through spiracles. Although 50,000 species of Hymenoptera are known, of which 3,500 live in Britain, until this time no aquatic species was known.

The British Museum.-Professor Owen complains in his annual report of the want of space which causes choice rarities to be added perforce to the vaults intended for storage. The whole number of additional specimens is 28,273.



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