Entomological Society. 217 PROCEEDINGS OF LEARNED SOCIETIES. ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY. March 1st, 1841.— W. W. Saunders, Esq., F.L.S., President, in the Chair. Mr. Parry exhibited a variety of new Coleoptera, especially several fine Cetoniidce, from New Holland. Mr. Westwood exhibited dried specimens of a Chinese larva, from the back of the neck of each of which a slender fungus, twice as long as the body of the insect, had been produced. This insect, when thus attacked, is esteemed of great efficacy as a drug in China, where, from its very great rarity, it is only used by the emperor's physicians ; and an extract from Du Halde's History of China was read, in which its virtues are elaborately detailed, being especially serviceable in cases of bodily debility, particularly when a small portion of it is boiled in the body of a duck. The Chinese philosophers consider it as a herb during the summer season, but as soon as winter appears it changes into a worm. It is named Hia Tsao Tong Tchong in Du Halde's Gen. Hist, of China done into English, 8vo, 1736, 4 vols., vol. iv. p. 41-42; the first two names meaning summer-herb, and the last two winter-worm. In Rees's Cyclopaedia it is called Hiastaotomtchom ; but its proper name (according to Mr. Reeves, who had forwarded a number of specimens to the Linnsean Society from Canton) is Hea Tsaon Taong Chung. It is brought to Canton tied up in small bundles, each containing about a dozen individuals, and where it is better known under the name of Ting Ching Hea Tsam, which seems but a transposition of the former name. The parasitic plant (which is analogous to that which infests the larva? sent from New Zealand, of which notices have been brought before the Society on farmer occasions) is the Clavaria Entomorhiza. Mr. Westwood also exhibited two remarkable moths from Assam, collected by Mr. Griffith, and forming part of Mr. R. H. Solly's collection, which had all the appearance of black species of the genus Papilio with red spots (Epicopeia Polydora and Philenora, W., in Arcana Entomol., No. 2, pi. 5.). A letter was read from Dr. Cantor, addressed to the Rev, F. W. Hope, from Sincapore, dated May 21, 1840, giving an account of his proceedings and travels. A communication was read from the Rev. F. W. Hope, relative to the formation of committees for undertaking the investigation of the entomology of various regions of the globe ; but as he was not pre-sent, the consideration thereof was deferred until his return to En-gland. A letter was read, announcing that the next meeting of the Italian naturalists would be held at Florence. The completion of Mr. Westwood's memoir on the Linnsean Sta-phylinidce was read. A memoir was also read, containing descriptions of the species of the Curculionideous genus Pachyrhynchus, Sch., collected by H.