110 THE CANADIAN ENTOMOLOGIST. COLLECTING NOTES ON KANSAS COLEOPTERA.— II. BY \V. KNAUS, MCPHERSON, KANSAS. The past two seasons in Kansas have proved fairly profitable to the collector of Coleoptera. To the plains collector the " open " season for successful collecting extends from April ist to October 15th. If he is so fortunate as to reside beside or near a wooded stream, his "open" season covers the cycle of the months, as winter sifting proves almost as profitable as collecting during the summer months, especially if he looks after the small things, and he is not possessed of the genuine collector's spirit if he does not look carefully after the minute things in insect life. My collecting for the past two seasons has been done principally at McPherson, near Medora, Reno County ; at Rago, Kingman County ; Belvidere, Kiowa County, and at Wallace, in Wallace County; and at each locality something new develops each season. Wallace is always an interesting collecting region, and the collector can count on finding some " good things." Here along the clay bluffs south of the Smoky Hill River, is found during June and July Amblychila cylindriformis, Say, the elephant, in size, of the tiger beetle family. Hidden in holes and burrows during the day, they emerge at nightfall and seek for food, dining off the various insects of the region, and themselves proving a dainty morsel for the predatory skunk. I collected at Wallace on July nth and 12th of this season in company with Nathan Reist, of Lime Rock, Pa., and in two evening's work we were so fortunate as to take eleven specimens of Amblychila* They do not move at all rapidly, but if one emerges from a hole and sees you, it does not take him long to seek protection under ground. In collecting in the semi-darkness you are liable to be deceived by the Buffalo cricket and the slow-moving Tenebrionid, Eleodes longicollis, both of which forage at night. I have never taken Amblychila except at Wallace, but my friend, Claude J. Shirk, found a specimen near the Canadian River, in Hansford County, Texas, the latter part of July. Another desirable Cicindelid found at Wallace was Cicindela J>ulclira, Say. Some fifty specimens were taken during two days col-lecting. They were found along and near abandoned or little-travelled roads on the upland and towards the top of the clay bluffs along the *Prof. S. W. Williston, of the State University at Lawrence, Kansas, who was one of the original discoverers of this species at Wallace, tells me that in 1877, while collect-ing along these bluffs with his brother, he took as many as a hundred specimens in one night. In recent years, however, they have never been taken in any numbers.