Vol. XXvi] ENTOMOLOGICAL NEWS. 307 Coleoptera found in the Vicinity of Meriden, Connecticut. By HARRY L. JOHNSON, South Meriden, Conn. For several years the writer has been greedily watching the columns of ENTOMOLOGICAL NEWS for some list of the beetles of Connecticut but as yet he has not been rewarded. As I have collected in Connecticut for several years and now have a list of some 300 species of Coleoptera taken in this vicinity, I am sending it to the NEWS with the hope that it will give added interest to those who are lucky enough to enjoy life in this State and enable outsiders to compare the lists of other States with those of Connecticut. During the Summer of 1914 the writer built a large Lepidop-tera breeding cage about 6x6x7 ^ ee t n 'gh> which was enclosed with common wire netting such as used for screen doors, etc. This cage was located to the north of a strip of land which was plowed immediately after the erection of the cage, and as the wind was strongly south on that day, the cage became a verita-ble beetle trap. Hardly a minute elapsed in which some unlucky beetle was not blown against the sides of the cage and held there by the wind while I came to the rescue with the cyanide bottle. About fifty species were secured in this way, among them being Hylotrupcs ligncus and Geotrupcs splcndidus. Over 100 specimens of Phytonomus meles were secured on the sides of this trap. The writer is now hoping that the wind will be in the same direction when the land is turned over this year. The following list of Coleoptera is intended to form a basis upon which future lists of Connecticut beetles may be added, and the writer hopes that entomologists from other parts of Connecticut will come forward with species to add to the list. As about fifty unidentified species are now in my hands, T hope to be able to add some species myself before the year is over. Family CICINDELIDAE. Cicindela sexguttata Fab. A common species. Occurs without spots and also with two, four and six spots.