184 ENTOMOLOGICAL NEWS [J ur y> '38 spots was observed in three beetles found in a collection of approximately 5,000 beetles from Letart Falls, Ohio. In these beetles spots 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 coalesced to form a large triangu-lar fascia (fig. 24). An egg mass was obtained from one of these beetles, and of two individuals reaching the adult stage one had the same elytral spot confluence as the parent female. LITERATURE CITED. CHITTENDEN, F. H. 1920. The Bean Ladybird. U. S. Dept. Agr. Bull. 843, 24 p., illus. JOHNSON, ROSWELL, H. 1910. Determinate evolution in the color-pattern of the Lady-Beetles. Pub. 122, Carnegie Inst. Wash., 104 pp., illus. Corrections and Additions to a recent Catalog of the Tiphiidae, (Hymenoptera). 1 By KARL V. KROMBEIN, 22 Meadow View Place, Buffalo, New York Since the publication of Dalla Torre's Catalogus Hymen-opterorum in the last decade of the nineteenth century a large number of new species and genera have been described par-ticularly in the groups which are of importance in the biological control of noxious insects. Consequently the appearance of a new catalog of the Hymenoptera should be most welcome to workers in this order. Inasmuch as I have just recently com-piled a card catalog of the family which comprises the first part of this new Catalogus I feel it necessary to call attention to certain omissions and corrections which may serve to make the catalog more useful to systematists. OMISSIONS. Unquestionably the most serious fault has been in not citing the species which were originally described as species of Tiphia and later transferred to other genera outside the family as understood by Hedicke. Such omissions, if continued in the other parts of this new catalog, will lead to the eventual crea-tion of a number of homonyms since the dilettante systematist, 1 Hedicke, H. Hymenopterorum Catalogus, Pars I, Tiphiidae, 32 pp. 1936. (publ. W. Junk).