Vol. XXXl] ENTOMOLOGICAL NEWS 35 Legs blackish green, knees and bases of tibiae reddish yellow. Basal joints of middle tarsi with some reddish color. Hind femora much thick-ened and with two rows of short spines below near the apex; the hind tibiae and metatarsi noticeably thickened. Legs with fine pale hairs, longer on the upper and lower surfaces of the femora. Inner side of apex of hind tibiae with longer yellow bristly hairs. Wings grayish hyaline. Anterior cross-vein oblique and placed beyond the middle of the discal cell. Stigma pale brown. Halteres yellow. 9 . Very similar to male (see figure). Vertex and frons broad, widen-ing a little below. Frons gray pruinose along the eye margins; hairs black across the ocelli and at base of antennae, but pale elsewhere. Third antennal joint much broader than in the male (see figures) and darker in color. Length 5.5 to 7.5 mm. Habitat. This species is distributed through Europe down into Spain and Italy and goes north to middle Sweden and Finland. It is reported from northern Africa and Syria. In North America there are records from Maine, Massachu-setts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ottawa and Quebec, Canada in the east; further west it is reported from Ohio and Colorado and is now known to occur all along the Pacific Coast from California to British Columbia. Notes on Species of Halictus Visiting Evening Flowers (Hyni). By O. A. STEVENS, Agricultural College, North Dakota. Halictus (Megalopta?) texanus (Cresson). 1872. Sphecodes texana Cresson, Trans. Am. Ent. Soc.,v. 4., p. 249. 1887. Parasphecodes texanus Cresson, ibid., Supp. vol., p. 292. 1898. Halictus texanus Cockerell, ibid., v. 25, p. 185. 1899. Sphecodogastra texana Ashmead, ibid., v. 26, p. 92. 1913. Megalopta --Ducke, Zool. Jahr., v. 34, p. 85. 9 Mesonotum rather shining, punctures of moderate size (about 20 microns), separated by scarcely a puncture width laterally and from one and one-half to two times their width medially; basal area of propodeum with about 20 fine, irregular ridges, the angle and truncation smooth; inner spurs of hind tibiae with two to five (usually three, the upper at about the middle of the spur) slender teeth; scopa sparse, inner side of tibiae with rather sparse, long, nearly simple hairs, trochanter and lowrr edge of femur with only a row of simple bristles, the upper with rather shorter ones.