352 ENTOMOLOGICAL NEWS [Oct., '09 and it is certainly worth while to make further experiments in that line of work. In the last two summers I could not obtain a pair of Junonia for breeding purposes as this butterfly is not very abundant near Los Angeles. Geometrid Notes. By JOHN A. GROSSBECK. The following brief notes indicate changes in the standing of various Geometrids and are recorded in the belief that they will be of some value to others working in the group : Sciagraphia orillata, now placed as the synonym to 5". con-tinuata, is a species strictly indigenous to the Western States, while continuata is an Eastern species whose Western limit probably does not extend beyond the Mississippi River in the north and the Rocky Mountains in the south. The two species may be separated at a glance by the course of the extradiscal line, which in orillata is evenly incurved below vein M T while, in continuata it is sinuous below this vein. Also in orillata this line is obsolete or only faintly indicated immediately above M t while in continuata there is no appreciable attenuation at this point. Further, in orillata the intradiscal line vanishes within and above the cell, and in continuata is pronounced and un-broken from the costa to the inner margin ; also, this line is much more oblique in the former species. Superficially, espe-cially when viewed in series, the two species are exceedingly unlike each other, and indeed there are two valid species whose position is directly between them. The synonyms of the two species divide as follows : Sciagraphia continuata Walk. strigularia Walk. Sciagraphia orillata Walk. = excurvata Pack. -curvata Grote. = cruciata Grote. Packard's figure, Monograph pi. ix, f. 75, is a good repre-sentation of S. continnata.