OF WASHINGTON. 167 JANUARY 8, 1903. The 1 74th regular meeting was held at the residence of Dr. H. G. Dyar, 1512 Twenty-first street, N.W. Dr. Dyar presided, and Messrs. Schwarz, Benton, Kotinsky, Quaintance, Marlatt, Heidemann, Barber, Caudell, Busck, Patten, Simpson, Hunter, Hopkins, Gill, Banks, Warner, and Currie, members, and Messrs. Hinds and Burke, visitors, were also present. The following officers were elected for the year 1903 : Presi dent, Mr. D. W. Coquillett ; First Vice-President, Mr. Nathan Banks; Second Vice-President, Dr. A. D. Hopkins; Recording Secretary, Mr. Rolla P. Currie ; Corresponding Secretary, Mr. Frank Benton; Treasurer, Mr. J. D. Patten. Additional mem bers of the Executive Committee: Dr. H. G. Dyar, Dr. L. O. Howard, and Mr. C. L. Marlatt. Mr. W. E. Hinds, Field Agent in the Division of Entomology, U. S. Department of Agriculture, was elected a corresponding member. The retiring President, Dr. Dyar, then delivered his annual address, as follows : ANNUAL ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT. SOME RECENT WORK IN NORTH AMERICAN LEPIDOPTERA. By HARRISON G. DYAR. Ten years ago the classification of the Lepidoptera stood essentially as in the time of Linnaeus. In Smith's list of 1891 we still have the two large divisions into Rhopalocera and Heterocera, the former corresponding to Linnaeus' Papilio, the lat ter to his Sphinx and Phalaena. While the Sesiidaa and Syntomidas, placed in Sphinx by Linnaeus, have been removed from that group, they were still found immediately following it. Some suggestions on right lines have been made from time to time, such as that of Butler, who, many years ago, claimed a position in the Tineids for the Sesiidae ; but such suggestions have not been generally followed.