April, '05] ENTOMOLOGICAL NEWS. 125 A. B. Wolcott ; Executive Committee, John L,. Healy Wtn. J. Gerhard and A. Kwiat. Chairman W. E. L-ongley then read his report of the past year's work of the Entomological Section and its members. This consisted largely of a list of the rarer insects captured in the so-called Chicago area. They were : COLEOPTERA. Cychrus lecontei Dej. Two specimens $ and $ were taken within loofeet of each other in early spring in deep damp timber at Bowmanville. Leptinus testaceus Mull. , One specimen of this rare blind beetle was taken from a mouse nest at Clarke, Indiana. Coccinella transversoguttata Fab. This is a rare northern species and only one specimen was taken, on the beach of Lake Michigan. Sphseridium scarabaeoides Linn. Quite a few specimens were taken near Lake Michigan on October gth. Heretofore not reported farther west than Pennsylvania. It is found in Europe. Clerus quadrisignatus Say. One example of this southern species was taken at River Forest on dead hickory. Mezium americanum. One specimen taken by Mr. Kwiat at Edge-brook. It is cosmopolitan but apparently very rare on this continent. Its peculiar appearance may account for this scarcity as it greatly resem-bles a small red Arachnid. Lema cornuta and Lema collaris. Taken at Clarke, Indiana. Chrysomela auripennis. At Hessville, Indiana. Phyllotreta armoracinse Koch. Two specimens taken on the Lake beach June 2nd. This European insect is supposed to have gained a foothold in this country during the Columbian Exposition. It has been reported from Iowa, and Mr. Wolcott took a single specimen at Bloom-ington, Illinois, several years ago. Physonota unipunctata Say. One specimen was taken at Hessville, Indiana, in early spring. It is a strikingly beautiful species and evidently very rare as it is seldom mentioned in Coleopterous literature. Zonitas atripennis Say. Is commonly found on the great plains. One specimen was taken by Mr. Kwiat at Hessville, Indiana. Mr. Liljeblad reported the following : Cincindela purpurea, from Highland Park on the North shore. lecontei, from Fort Sheridan also on the North shore. Lebia bivittata, from Fort Sheridan. Notoxus serratus, from North Evanston on the North shore. Acmaeops bivittata and numerous color varieties from Fort Sheridan, nigripennis, from Fort Sheridan and Glen Ellyn, which lies almost twenty miles west of the lake. Byrrhus americana, from Fort Sheridan Cytilus sericeus, from Fort Sheridan. Oberea bimaculata, from Fort Sheridan.