62 Journal New York Ent. Soc. [Vol. in. NOTES ON A COLLECTING TOUR IN CONNECTICUT. By R. L. Ditmars. The Naugatuck River district of Connecticut is a collecting ground so rich in material that it seems queer to me, of it's not being mentioned more by our local collectors. For the last four years I have made short trips to the Capitol, Hartford, and hearing so much about the beautiful Naugatuck Valley, determined to spend my vacation in that district. Last July found me in the heart of the Naugatuck Hills, at the little village of Greystone, about four miles from Waterbury. Here the hills are about 900 to 1,000 feet high, covered with a rich vegetation, and probably offer some northern forms in the line of Lepidoptera. Besides being interested in entomology, I am also interested in herpetology, and was highly delighted when informed that the rattle-snake was found in this district, and it is a fact that where the deadly Crotalus is found, collecting is apt to be very good, as it shows that few have been in that locality. My first specimen taken in this district was a fine fresh specimen of Smerinthus myops, which flew into my win-dow on the night I arrived. The first few days were devoted to collecting in the valley, and here I noticed the larva? of Lime nit is disippus feeding on the willow. Papilio asterias and troilus were abundant, turiuis more rare, only one variety glaucus was seen ; P. cresphontes was rare ; Pieris rapes was not seen at all ; Argynnis eybele was very abundant, idalia rather scarce, myrina abundant, both in the valley and on the mountain side ; Satyr its a lope and nephele were rather common. Debis portlandia seemed very scarce, only one battered specimen was seen during my stay. Heterocera were well represented ; it was on a very warm day at noon that I happened to be passing along an unused road, and in stepping into the shade to rest noticed across from me a little dell in which the milk-weed was flowering ; seeing something dart past and enter, I fol-lowed and found it to be a specimen of Hemaris diffinis. In half an hour ten good specimens were bottled, after which I could see no more; so after taking some very large Argynnis eybele, left the place, intend-ing to return next day ; the next day I did return and for an hour looked for Hemaris and caught only one, the last one taken during my entire stay, although the weather continued much the same and I hunted dili-gently.