Entomological Society. 229 Ch. Ai&coxs, MatonSf Racket. Ch. punctulatus, 3fa/ow. Ch. septem-valvis, Mont. Ch. corallinus, Risso. ** Margin tvith ovate imbricate scales. Callochitoji evanidus. Chiton evanidus. Sow. III. f. 139. 3. ISCHNOCHITON. Valves thin ; posterior valve entire ; the plates of insertion very thin, smooth-edged, of the central valves each with a single notch ; margin covered with very small imbricate scales. * Scales of mantle transversely grooved. Ischnochiton textilis. Chiton textilis, Gray = Ch. longicymba, Blainv. Ischnochiton limaciformis. Chiton limaciformis. "West Indies. Ischnochiton Magdaliensis. Chiton Magdaliensis, Hinds. Ischnochiton alatus. Chiton alatus, Sow. Philippines. ** Scales of mantle minute, granule-like. Ischnochiton marginatus. Chiton marginatus, Mont. Ch. cine-reus, Lowe, Z. J. 4. Leptochiton. 'i'he valves rounded, thin ; posterior valve entire : the plates of insertion rudimentary, without any notches on either the terminal or central valves. Mantle covered with granular scales. Leptochiton cinereus. Chiton cinereus, Montague =. Ch. asellus, Lowe, Zool. Jour. var. white, Chiton albus. Leptochiton Hanleyi. Chiton Hanleyi, Bean. 1^ Leptochiton cajetanus. Chiton cajetanus, Poli. Lepidopleurus ■ijetanus, Risso. m Should the form of the plates of insertion of any specimen not be wifficiently seen, they may be easily made visible through the inner side of the mantle by their being soaked a few hours in a weak solu-tion of caustic potash, but care should be taken that they are not left too long in soak, nor the solution be too strong, otherwise the margin will be dissolved. But should the valves be wished to be kept sepa-rate, this is the best way of separating them, as the plates of insertion are cleaned, and not broken, as they are likely to be if taken from the mantle. I may remark that the number of notches in the plates of insertion is sometimes, but as far as I have observed, very rarely, liable to variation ; in one specimen of Chiton Bowenii I have observed that the plate of insertion of the last valve but one has two notches on one side, but the normal single one of the genus on the other. ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY. igust 3rd, 1846. — Thomas Marshall, Esq., Vice-President, in the Chair. "^ Among the donations were a number of Arpedium subpubescens, a rare species of Staphylinidee, sent by A. H. Haliday, Esq., for distri-bution among the members.