2O ENTOMOLOGICAL NEWS. [Jan., '13 Some New and Little-known Heteroptera from the Western United States. By J. R. DE LA TORRE BUENO, White Plains, N. Y. When Professor J. M. Aldrich made his Western trip last year to look for Packard's Ephydra calif ornica, he most kind-ly offered to endeavor to get me some specimens of Uhler's Gerris robust us, originally described from Clear Lake, Cali-fornia. He was successful not only in his own particular quest, but also in securing the long-lost Gerris, and together with that a number of land forms which he most obligingly permitted me to work up for him. They follow with appro-priate comment. The species, it should be noted, are typically Western with two exceptions, viz: Harmostes reflexulus Say and Brochymena ^-pustulata Fabr. Notonecta indica Linne. A long series from Garfield, Utah, and Lake Elsinore, Cali-fornia, received through Prof. J. F. Abbott, who has the Corixas, and some labelled Smaller Soda Lake, Nevada. These are very interesting habitats, as the lakes are salt or alkaline, thus tending to show that Notonecta is not neces-sarily a fresh water insect. Acanthia xanthochila Fieb. Lake Elsinore, California; Soda Lakes, near Hazen, Pyra-mid Lake, and Winnemucca Lake, Nevada; Garfield, Utah. This is a most widespread species, and is practically Holarc-tic in its distribution. The twelve specimens taken at these various places are typical. Acanthia coriacea Uhler. Brigham, Utah. One specimen. Acanthia polita Uhler. Garfield, Utah. One example. Acanthia sp. (near saltatoria L.). Highland Springs Lake. Three specimens.