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Volume 23, 1890

Contents.

Transactions.
I.—Zoology.
Pages
Art. I. Further Coccid Notes: with Descriptions of New Species from New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji. By W. M. Maskell, F.R.M.S., Corr. Mem. Roy. Soc. of South Australia 136
II. An Exhibition of New and Interesting Forms of New Zealand Birds, with Remarks thereon. By Sir Walter L. Buller, K.C.M.G., F.R.S. 3643
III. The Habits and Life-history of the New Zealand Glowworm. By G. V. Hudson, F.E.S. 4349
IV. On the New Zealand Cicadæ. By G. V. Hudson 4955
V. A few Words on the Codlin-moths, Carpocapsa pomonella, L., and Cacoecia excessana, Walk. By G. V. Hudson 5658
VI. Notes on the New Zealand Squillidæ. By Charles Chilton, M.A., B.Sc. 5868
VII. On the Changes in Form of a Parasitic Isopod (Nerocila). By Charles Chilton 6871
VIII. On the Anatomy of the Red Cod (Lotella bacchus). By James M. Beattie, M.A., from the Biological Laboratory of the University of Otago: communicated by Professor Parker 7183
IX. Descriptions of New Species of New Zealand Land and Fresh-water Shells. By H. Suter: communicated by the Secretary of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 8493
X. Miscellaneous Communications of New Zealand Land and Fresh-water Molluscs. By H. Suter: communicated by the Secretary of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 9396
XI. New Species of Lepidoptera. By E. Meyrick, B.A., F.Z.S. 97101
XII. Revised List of the Marine Bryozoa of New Zealand. By Professor F. W. Hutton 102107
XIII. Note on the Breeding Habits of the European Sparrow (Passer domesticus) in New Zealand. By T. W. Kirk, F.R.M.S., F.L.S. 108110
XIV. Notes on Blights. By James Hudson, M.B. 111
XV. Takahe versus Kakapo. By James Park, F.G.S., Lecturer, Thames School of Mines 112119
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Art. XVI. On the Origin of the Sternum. By T. Jeffery Parker, pages B.Sc., F.R.S., Professor of Biology in the University of Otago 119123
XVII. Description of a New Species of Migas, with Notes on its Habits. By P. Goyen, F.L.S. 123126
XVIII. Notice of the Occurrence of the Basking Shark (Selache maxima, L.) in New Zealand. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., Curator of the Auckland Museum 126127
XIX. On New Species of Araneæ. By A. T. Urquhart, Corr. Mem. Royal Society of Tasmania 128189
XX. Notes on Sceloglaux albifacies, the Laughing Owl of New Zealand. By R. I. Kingsley 190191
XXI. Description of a Remarkable Variation in the Colour of Platycercus auriceps. By R. I. Kingsley 192
XXII. On the Occurrence of Danais plexippus and Sphinx convolvuli(?) in Nelson. By R. I. Kingsley 192194
XXIII. On Rats and Mice. By Taylor White 195201
XXIV. On Rabbits, Weasels, and Sparrows. By Taylor White 201207
XXV. Further Notes on Coloured Sheep. By Taylor White 207216
XXVI. On the Birds of the Kermadec Islands. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., F.Z.S., Curator of the Auckland Museum 216226
XXVII. A New Parasitic Copepod. By George M. Thomson, F.L.S. 227229
XXVIII. On the Wandering Albatros; with an Exhibition of Specimens, and the Determination of a New Species. By Sir Walter L. Buller, K.C.M.G., F.R.S. 230235
II.—Geology.
XXIX. Contributions to the Knowledge of the Fossil Flora of New Zealand. By Professor Dr. Constantin Baron von Ettingshausen, Hon. Member N.Z. Institute: communicated by Sir James Hector 237310
XXX. On the Drift in South Canterbury. By J. Hardcastle 311324
XXXI. On the Timaru Loess as a Climate Register. By J. Hardcastle 324332
XXXII. On Glacier-motion. By J. Hardcastle 332334
XXXIII. On the Microscopical Structure of the Ohinemuri Gold. By Dr. Rudolf Haeusler 335340
XXXIV. On the Relation of the Kidnapper and Pohui Conglomerates to the Napier Limestones and Petane Marls. By H. Hill, B.A. 340353
XXXV. Note on the Eruptive Rocks of the Bluff Peninsula, Southland. By Professor F. W. Hutton 353355
XXXVI. On the Murchison Glacier. By G. E. Mannering 355366
XXXVII. On Avian Remains found under a Lava-flow near Timaru, in Canterbury. By H. O. Forbes: communicated by the Secretary of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 366373
XXXVIII. Note on the Disappearance of the Moa. By H. O. Forbes: communicated by the Secretary of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 373375
XXXIX. On a Deposit of Diatomaceous Earth at Pakaraka, Bay of Islands, Auckland. By Alexander McKay, F.G.S. 375379
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III. Botany.
Art. XL. A Description of some Newly-discovered Indigenous Plants, being a Further Contribution towards the making known the Botany of New Zealand. By W. Colenso, F.R.S., F.L.S., &c. 381391
XLI. An Enumeration of Fungi recently discovered in New Zealand. By W. Colenso 391398
XLII. Descriptions of New Native Plants, with Notes on some Known Species. By D. Petrie, M.A., F.L.S. 398407
XLIII. On a New Species of Celmisia. By F. R. Chapman 407408
XLIV. Further Notes on the Three Kings Islands. By T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., F.Z.S., Curator of the Auckland Museum 408424
XLV. On a Remarkable Variety of Asplenium umbrosum, J. Sm. By T. Kirk, F.L.S. 424425
XLVI. On the Botany of the Snares. By T. Kirk 426431
XLVII. On Pleurophyllum, Hook. f. By T. Kirk 431436
XLVIII. On the Botany of Antipodes Island. By T. Kirk 436441
XLIX. Description of New Species of Centrolepis, Labill. By T. Kirk 441443
L. On the Macrocephalous Olearias of New Zealand, with Description of a New Species. By T. Kirk 443448
LI. Notes on certain Species of Carex in New Zealand. By T. Kirk 448451
IV.—Miscellaneous.
LII. The Story of John Rutherford. By Archdeacon W. L, Williams 453461
LIII. On some Means for increasing the Scale of Photographic Lenses and the Use of Telescopic Powers in connection with an Ordinary Camera. By Alexander McKay, F.G.S. 461465
LIV. The Determination of the Origin of the Earthquake of the 5th December, 1881, felt at Christchurch and other Places. By George Hogben, M.A. 465470
LV. The Origin of the Earthquake of the 27th December, 1888, felt in Canterbury and Westland. By George Hogben 470472
LVI. Notes on the Earthquake of 7th March, 1890, felt at Napier, Gisborne, and other Places. By George Hogben 473477
LVII. Bush Notes; or, Short Objective Jottings. By W. Colenso, F.R.S. F.L.S., &c. 477491
LVIII. The Outlying Islands south of New Zealand. By F. R. Chapman 491522
LIX. The Age of Pulp: a Speculation on the Future of the Wood-fibre Industry. By the Rev. P. Walsh 523526
LX. Thermal Springs in Lake Waikare, Waikato. By H.D.M. Haszard 527528
LXI. On Vine-growing in Hawke's Bay. By the Rev. Father Yardin 528531
LXII. Curious Polynesian Words. By Edward Tregear, F.R.G.S., F.R. Hist. Soc. 531546
LXIII. The Rainfall of New Zealand. By J. T. Meeson, B.A. 546569
LXIV. Milk as a Vehicle of Disease. By Ernest Roberton, M.D. 570587
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New Zealand Institute.
Twenty-second Annual Report, 1889-90 591592
Accounts for 1889-90 592
Correspondence regarding Donation, by Mr. C. R. Carter, of Books relating to New Zealand 593594
Proceedings.
Wellington Philosophical Society.
Inaugural Address by the President, C. Hulke, F.C.S. 597599
On a New and Sensitive Barometer. By T. Wakelin, M.A. 600
On a Huge Kiwi (Apteryx maxima) from Stewart Island. By Sir W. Buller, K.C.M.G., F.R.S. 602603
Notice of a Mantis Shrimp dredged at Wellington 604
Nomination of a Member to vote in Election of Governors of the Institute 608
Notes on the Entomology of the Inland Kaikouras. By G. V. Hudson, F.E.S. 611612
Abstract of Annual Report and Balance-sheet 612
Election of Officers for 1891 612
Further Notes on New Zealand Fishes. By Sir James Hector 614
On Patent Fuel. By Sir J. Hector 614
On the Discovery of Leiodon Remains in Middle Waipara. By A. McKay, F.G.S. 614
On Belemnites australis with Dicotyledonous Leaves. By A. McKay 614
On the Alleged Insular Character of Young Secondary and Older Tertiary Formations in New Zealand. By A. McKay 614
On Lithological Characters in Sequence as a Means of Correlation and as Indicative of Age. By A. McKay 614
Remark on Telescopic Photography 614
Auckland Institute.
Anniversary Address by the President, J. Stewart, C.E. 615
Reminiscences of Egypt. By Sir W. Fox, K.C.M.G. 616
Language; or, The Formation of Words signifying Abstract Ideas. By F. D. Fenton 616
On the Foods of the Ancient Maori. By J. A. Pond 616
Note on the Habits of the Kingfisher (Halcyon vagans). By J. W. Hall 617
On John Dalton and his Work. By Professor F. D. Brown 617
On the Remarkable Character of our Native Fauna. By J. T. Nott, B.A. 618
On Spontaneous Division in Star-fish. By Professor A. P. W. Thomas, F.L.S. 618
Resolution regarding the late R. C. Barstow 619
On Immortality in the Animal World. By Professor A. P. W. Thomas 619
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On the Study of Shakespeare. By E. A. Mackechnie 619
On British Influence in South Africa. By C. P. Newcombe 619
Abstract of Annual Report and Balance-sheet 619620
Election of Officers for 1891 620
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
A New Solution of Euclid I. 47. By Professor Bickerton 621
Abstract of Annual Report and Balance-sheet 623
Election of Officers for 1891 623624
Annual Address by the President, J. T. Meeson, B. A. 624625
Otago Institute.
Arrangements for Meeting in Christchurch of the Australasian Association for the Promotion of Science 626
Notes on the Etymology of the Word “Penguin.” By Dr. Belcher 626
On the Existence of the Cat in Ancient Italy. By Dr. Belcher 626
Exhibit of Cast of Neobalæna marginata 626
On the Geological Demonstration of the Glacial Extinction of the Moa. By the Rev. J. Christie 627
On the Philosophy of David Hume. By Dr. Salmond 627
On the Moa, and the Probable Cause of its Extinction. By Vincent Pyke, M.H.R. 627
On Two Species of Cumacea. By G. M. Thomson, F.L.S. 627
On the Dramatic Works of Ibsen. By Dr. Belcher 628
Abstract of Annual Report and Balance-sheet 628
Election of Officers for 1891 628
Remarks on the History of the Otago Institute. By D. Brent 628
Westland Institute.
Abstract of Annual Report and Balance-sheet 629
Election of Officers for 1891 629
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.
Inaugural Address by the President, Dr. W. I. Spencer, F.L.S. 630
On Two Neck-ornaments or Pendants made of Bone (found in Otago). By A. Hamilton 630
Exhibits of Birds and Eggs from the Kermadec Islands 630
On Health. By Robert C. Lamb 630
On Fish-fungus. By Dr. Spencer 630
On Useless or Injurious Instincts in Insects. By Dr. Moore 631
On the Geological Descent of the Horse. By Dr. Spencer 631
On Spiders and their Webs. By Dr. Spencer 631
Abstract of Annual Report and Balance-sheet 631632
Election of Officers for 1891 632
Observations on Crinum asiaticum and a large Star-fish 632
Nelson Philosophical Society.
Donations to the Museum 633
Mount Cook and its Glaciers. By W. S. Curtis 633
Alaska. By T. B. Huffam 634
Abstract of Annual Report 634
Election of Officers for 1891 634
Donations to the Museum exhibited 634
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Appendix.
Meteorological Statistics for 1890 639
Notes on the Weather for 1890 640
Earthquakes reported in New Zealand in 1890 641
Honorary Members of the New Zealand Institute 642
Ordinary Members of the New Zealand Institute 643652
Institutions and Persons to whom this Volume is presented 653657
Index 659662
Contents vx
List of Plates xi
Board of Governors of the New Zealand Institute xiii
Abstracts of Rules and Statutes of the New Zealand Institute xiiixv
Officers of Incorporated Societies, and Extracts from the Rules xvixviii
List of Plates.
Author. To Face Page
I. Maskell.—Coccididæ 32
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VIII. G. V. Hudson.—New Zealand Glowworm 48
VIIIa. J. Hudson.—Rhyzobius 48*
IX. G. V. Hudson.—Cicada cingulata 54
X. Chilton.—Lysiosquilla spinosa 64
XI. " Nerocila macleayii
XII. Beattie.—Lotella bacchus 80
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XVI. Suter.—New Zealand Land and Fresh-water Shells 96
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XIX. Parker.—To illustrate History of Sternum 120
XX. Goyen.—Migas sandageri 124
XXI. Urquhart.—New Species of Araneæ 188
XXII. White.—Maori Rats 208
XXIIa. " Four-horned Sheep
XXIII. Thomson.—Lepeophtheirus erecsoni 228
XXIV. Von Ettingshausen.—Fossil Flora of New Zealand 310
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XXXIII. Haeusler.—Forms of Ohinemuri Gold 340
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XXXV. Mannering.—Map of Murchison Glacier 360
XXXVI. Forbers.—To illustrate Paper on Avian Remains 368
XXXVII. Cheeseman.—Map of the Three Kings 416
XXXVIII. " View on the Great King
XXXIX. T. Kirk.—Pleurophyllum hookerianum 432
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XLI. Hogben.—Chart showing Origin of Earthquake of 1881 476
XLII. " Chart showing Origin of Earthquake of 1888
XLIII. " Chart showing Origin of Earthquake of 1890
XLIV. Haszard.—Map of Thermal Springs in Lake Waikare 528
XLV. Meeson.—Map of Rainfall in New Zealand 560
XLVI. Chapman.—Chart of Lord Auckland Islands 496
XLVII. " Coast Scenery of Lord Auckland Islands
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[Footnote] * For explanation see p. 111.