Clie faabian (fetomoiogisl VOL. XI. LONDON, ONT., MAY, 1879. No. 5 DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW SPECIES OF NORTH AMERICAN BUTTERFLIES ; ALSO, NOTES UPON CERTAIN SPECIES. by w. h. edwards, coalburgh, w. va. Argynnis Hippolyta. Male.— -Expands 2 inches. Upper side fulvous, obscured by brown at bases of wings ; the discal area of each wing lighter than elsewhere ; the black markings rather heavy ; the marginal lines more or less confluent ; the silver spots of second row indicated on upper side by oblong spots of a pale color. Under side of primaries pale orange-fulvous at base, and in the P-shaped spot of cell ; also along the branches of median ; rest of wing pale buff, except hind margin and apical area, which are ferruginous ; on the sub-apical patch two silver spots, and the four or five uppermost sub-marginal spots are silvered. Secondaries deep ferruginous, very little mottled with buff; hind mar-gin same hue as the disk ; the belt narrow, buff, much dusted with ferru-ginous ; all the spots well silvered ; those of outer row small narrow crescents, with heavy ferruginous edging to upper side ; the spots of 2nd and 3rd rows small, each edged on upper side by a few scales of black ; a round spot in black ring in cell, an oval in ring below cell ; shoulder and inner margin silvered. Female. — Expands 2.25 inch. More obscured at base, otherwise like male ; the basal area of pri-maries beneath red-fulvous ; secondaries as in male, but the belt is almost lost in ferruginous. From 3^1$ received from Mr. G. M. Dodge, and taken in Oregon, but in what exact locality is not known. Another male was received from Mr. Henry Edwards; from Northern California.