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Volume 16, 1883

Contents.

Transactions.
I.—Zoology.
Pages
Art. I. Descriptions of New Zealand Micro-Lepidoptera. By E. Meyrick, B.A. 149
II. A Monograph of the New Zealand Geometrina. By E. Meyrick 49113
III. Notes on a Native Species of Mantis. By T. H. Potts. With a Descriptive Note, by Prof. Hutton 113118
IV. Description of a new Species of Cidaria (Lepidoptera). By R. W. Fereday, M.E.S.L. 119120
V. Further Notes on Coccidæ in New Zealand, with Descriptions of new Species. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S. 120144
VI. On the Anatomy of Sepioteuthis bilineata, Quoy and Gaimard. By H. B. Kirk, M.A. 145160
VII. Notes on some New Zealand Land Shells, with Descriptions of new Species. By Prof. F. W. Hutton 161186
VIII. Revision of the Land Mollusca of New Zealand. By Captain F. W. Hutton 186212
IX. Notes on some Marine Mollusca, with Descriptions of new Species. By Prof. F. W. Hutton 212216
X. Revision of the recent Rhachiglossate Mollusca of New Zealand. By Captain F. W. Hutton 216233
XI. Descriptions of new Crustaceans. By Geo. M. Thomson, F.L.S. 234240
XII. On a new Species of Daphnia. By Geo. M. Thomson 240241
XIII. On the New Zealand Pycnogonida, with Descriptions of new Species. By Geo. M. Thomson 242248
XIV. Additions to the Sessile-eyed Crustacea of New Zealand. By Charles Chilton, M.A. 249265
XV. On the Habits of Earth-Worms in New Zealand. By A. T. Urquhart 266275
XVI. Effect of Cold on Fishes. By Neil Heath 275278
XVII. On the Occurrence of Phalaropus fulicarius, Pennant (the Red Phalarope), in New Zealand. By Julius von Haast, C.M.G., Ph.D., F.R.S. 279280
XVIII. On the Occurrence of the Spinous Shark (Echinorhinus spinosus) in New Zealand Waters. By T. Jeffery Parker, B.Sc.Lond., Professor of Biology in the University of Otago 280281
XIX. On a Torpedo (T. fusca,? n. sp.) recently caught near Dunedin. By T. Jeffery Parker 281284
XX. On a Specimen of the Great Ribbon Fish (Regalecus argenteus, n. sp.), lately obtained at Moeraki, Otago. By T. Jeffery Parker 284296
XXI. On the Structure of the Head in Palinurus, with especial Reference to the Classification of the Genus. By T. Jeffery Parker 297307
XXII. Observations on the Breeding Habits of the Eastern Golden Plover (Charadrius fulvus). By C. H. Bobson. Communicated by W. L. Buller, C.M.G., Sc.D., F.R.S. 308
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Art. XXIII. On some rare Species of New Zealand Birds. By Walter L. Buller 308318
XXIV. On Hieracidea novæ-zealandiæ and H. brunnea. By W. W. Smith. Communicated by Dr. Buller 318322
XXV. Notes on New Zealand Ichthyology. By Dr. Hector 322323
II.—Botany.
XXVI. A further Contribution towards making known the Botany of New Zealand. By W. Colenso, F.L.S. 325363
XXVII. On the Occurrence of the Fern Botrychium lunaria, Sw., (Moonwort) in New Zealand. By J. D. Enys 363364
XXVIII. A Bird-killing Tree. By R. H. Govett 364366
XXIX. Notes on Botrychium lunaria. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 366367
XXX. Botanical Notes. By T. Kirk 367368
XXXI. Notice of the Occurrence of a Species of Rhagodia at Port Nicholson. By T. Kirk 369370
XXXII. Description of a new Pine. By T. Kirk 370371
XXXIII. Description of new Plants collected on Stewart Island. By T. Kirk 371374
XXXIV. Notice of the Discovery of Amphibromus in New Zealand, with Description of a new Species. By T. Kirk 374375
XXXV. On Lycopodium varium, R. Br., and L. billardieri, Spring., with Description of a new Form. By T. Kirk 376377
XXXVI. Notes on Carmichælia, with Descriptions of new Species. By T. Kirk 378382
XXXVII. Description of a new Roseaceous Plant. By R. Brown. Communicated by Professor F. W. Hutton 382
XXXVIII. On the natural Spread of the Eucalyptus in the Karaka District. By A. T. Urquhart 383384
XXXIX. On the Botany of the Thames Goldfields. By J. Adams, B.A. 385393
XL. Notice of Olearia hectori, Hook. f. By D. Petrie, M.A. 393394
XLI. Notes on new Species of Plants. By J. Buchanan, F.L.S. 394396
XLII. Botanical Notes. By J. Buchanan 397
XLIII. Campbell Island and its Flora. By J. Buchanan 398400
XLIV. On the Lichenographia of New Zealand. By Charles Knight, F.L.S. 400408
XLV. Notice of the Discovery of the genus Rhagodia in New Zealand. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., Curator of the Auckland Museum. 408409
XLVI. Additions to the New Zealand Flora. By T. F. Cheeseman 409413
XLVII. A Revision of the New Zealand Species of Carex. By T. F. Cheeseman 414442
III.—Chemistry.
XLVIII. On the Pottery Clays of the Auckland District. By J. A. Pond 443446
IV.—Geology.
XLIX. A few Notes on Thermal Springs at Lyttelton. By R. M. Laing 447448
L. On the Occurrence of some new Minerals in New Zealand. By S. Herbert Cox, F.C.S., F.G.S., Assist. Geologist & Inspector of Mines 448449
LI. On the Lower Gorge of the Waimakariri. By Captain F. W. Hutton 449454
LII. Recent Discoveries in the Neighbourhood of Milford Sound. By Donald Sutherland. Communicated by A. McKay 454458
LIII. Direct Evidence of a Change in the Elevation of the Waikato District. By Ashley Hunter, C.E. 459460
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V.—Miscellaneous.
Art. LIV. Some Remarks upon the Distribution of the Organic Productions of New Zealand. By W. T. L. Travers, F.L.S. 461467
LV. On the Brown Trout introduced into Otago.—Paper No. 2. By W. Arthur, C.E. 467512
LVI. Sorghum Experiment, 1882–83. By Mr. Justice Gillies 512517
LVII. The Law of Gavelkind. A reply to Messrs. Wallace and George. By Coleman Phillips 518532
New Zealand Institute.
Fifteenth Annual Report of the Board of Governors 535
Accounts of the New Zealand Institute 1882–83 536
Reports on Museum, Geological Survey, Publications, Libraries, Meteorology, Observatory, and Laboratory 536544
Proceedings.
Wellington Philosophical Society.
Address by President. (Abstract) 547
Remarks on the Volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands. By Dr. Hutchinson 547
On the Igneous Rocks of the East Coast of Wellington. By A. McKay. (Abstract) 547548
Notes on Monstrosities in Animals. By Dr. Newman. (Abstract) 548
On the History of the Aorere River, Collingwood, since the Miocene times. By S. H. Cox, F.G.S. (Abstract) 548
Remarks on Gold-bearing Quartz from Port Nicholson. By Dr. Hector 548549
Note on a Calf of Kogia breviceps. By Dr. Hector 549
Note on a Fossil Ammonite from Nugget Point. By A. McKay 549
On Earth Tremors and Earthquakes. By the Hon. R. Hart. (Abstract) 549
On a new Cuttlefish (Tremoctopus robsonianus), obtained by C. H. Robson, at Napier. By T. W. Kirk. (Abstract) 549550
On the Occurrence of English Butterflies for the first time, at least in Wellington District. By T. W. Kirk. (Abstract) 550
On certain Phenomena of Burning Camphor in Water. By W. Skey. (Abstract) 550
On the Origin of the Old Lake Basins of Otago. By A. McKay. (Abstract) 550551
Description of an Aerolite at Urenui. By F. L. Dodds. 551
Note of Oranges grown at Bay of Islands 551
Remarks concerning the Greenway Floating Breakwater. By J. C. Crawford. (Abstract) 551
On the Storage of Energy by utilizing Water-power. By J. C. Crawford. (Abstract) 552
Remarks on Tidal Waves. By Dr. Hector. (Abstract) 552
On the Lower Miocene Formation in New Zealand. By Dr. Hector. (Abstract) 552
On Earthquake Disturbances in the Ocean. By Dr. Hector 553
Remarks on the Maori Rat. By the Hon. G. R. Johnson 553554
Notes on a Fragment of Samaritan Pentateuch. By T. W. Pennefather, LL.M. (Abstract) 554555
On Oscillations of the Barograph and Celestial Glows, and their connection with recent Tidal Disturbances. By Dr. Hector. (Abstract) 555556
Abstract of Report for 1883 556557
Election of Officers for 1884 557
Non-Euclidean Geometry vindicated, being a Reply to Mr. Frankland. By W. Skey 557
On Sunset Glows. By Dr. Hector. (Abstract) 557
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Auckland Institute.
Anniversary Address by the President. (Abstract) 558
On a new Genus of Silphidæ. By Captain T. Broun, M.E.S. 558
Our Water Supply. By Mr. Justice Gillies 558
Descriptions of some new Species of Beetles of the Genus Sagola. By Captain T. Broun 558
The Law of Tolerance. By E. A. Mackechnie 558
Comparative Philology and its relation to Polynesia. By Prof. T. G. Tucker 559
New Species of Carabidæ. By Captain T. Broun 559
A Visit to Lord Howe's Group, Central Polynesia. By G. H. Moore 559
Psychological Investigations. By W. D. Campbell, F.G.S. 559
New Species of Coleoptera. By Captain T. Broun 559
The Spell of the Supernatural. By E. A. Mackechnie 559
New Species of Coleoptera. By Captain T. Broun 559
The Citizenship of Women. By Dr. Wallis 560
The New Zealand Railways. By S. Vaile 560
Abstract of Annual Report 560
Election of Officers for 1884 560
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
The Small Birds Question. By M. Murphy 561
On the Artesian Water Supply of Christchurch. By G. Gray 561
On the Economic Limit to the Use of Reservoirs. By E. Dobson 561
Notes on the Fertilization of Red Clover. Ry J. B. Armstrong 561
A Visit to the Central Alps of New Zealand. By Dr. R. von Lendenfeld 562
The Germ Theory of Disease, with special reference to the Infectiveness of Consumption. By Dr. R. H. Bakewell 562
On the Hot Winds of Canterbury. By F. Barkas 562
Abstract of Annual Report 563
Election of Officers for 1884 563
Otago Institute.
Embryos of Callorhynchus antarcticus described. By Dr. T. J. Parker 564
The Nationalization of Land. By F. R. Chapman 564565
The Lower Harbour and Bar of Otago. By G. M. Barr, C.E. 565
Skeleton of Porbeagle Shark exhibited. By Dr. Barker 565
Technical Education. By Prof. Mainwaring Brown 565
New Species of Coprosma. By D. Petrie 565
Abstract of Annual Report 566
Election of Officers for 1884 566
Science and Ordinary Knowledge. By A. Montgomery 566
Westland Institute.
Abstract of Annual Report 567
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.
Election of Officers for 1883 568
Abstract of Annual Report for 1882 568
Contributions towards a better Knowledge of the Maori Race. Part V. On the Hawaiki of the Maoris and the Greenstone Legends. Division I. By W. Colenso, F.L.S. 568
The Indigenous Vegetable Products of the Country. By W. Colenso 569
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Notes on Zoological Specimens. By Mr. Hamilton 569
On the Men of Science who preceded us in these Seas and Lands, with particular reference to their labours, adventures, and tragical ends. By W. Colenso 569
Abstract of Annual Report 570
Southland Institute.
On the Distribution of Seeds. By J. C. Thomson 571
On the Physical Geography of the North Island. By J. T. Thomson 571
On the Physiology of Plants and Tree Life. By W. S. Hamilton 571
On Wind in Southland. By J. T. Thomson 571
On Lunar Influences and Popular Fallacies connected therewith. By the Rev. Mr. Fairclough 571
On the Resources of Southland. By Mr. Scandrett 571
On the Coal and Lignite Deposits of Southland. By W. S. Hamilton 571
On certain Finds of Moa bones. By Mr. Webber 571
Abstract of Annual Report 572
Election of Officers for 1884 572
Nelson Philosophical Society.
Formation of Society 573
Election of Officers for 1884 573
Inaugural Address by the President. (Abstract) 573575
Notes on the Mineral Resources of New Zealand. By J. Park 575
On Forest Culture. By Mr. Hackett 576
Description of Fossils. By J. Park 576
Description of a new Octopus. By J. Paul 576
On the Formation of a Sanitary Section. By Col. Walcott 576
The Drift Beds of Wakapuaka and the Port Hills, with some Remarks on the Boulder Bank and its Formation. By W. Wells 576
On the Leg Bones of a new Species of Kiwi. By Prof. von Haast. (Abstract) 576577
Appendix.
Meteorological Statistics for 1883 xliii
Notes on the Weather during 1883 xliv
Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1883 xlv
Honorary Members of the New Zealand Institute xlvi
Ordinary Members of the New Zealand Institute xlvilix
List of Institutions and Individuals to whom this Volume is presented lxlxii
Corrigendum iii
Contents vix
List of Plates x
Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute xi
Abstracts of Rules and Statutes of the New Zealand Institute xixiii
List of Incorporated Societies xiv
Officers of Incorporated Societies and Extracts from the Rules xivxvii
Anniversary Address of the President, His Excellency Sir W. F. D. Jervois, G.C.M.G., C.B., etc. xixxxxix