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Volume 31, 1898
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Mr. E. Tregear, President, in the chair.

Papers.—1. “On Congenital Stigmata,” by E. Tregear. (Transactions, p. 623.)

Sir James Hector said the subject was quite new to him. Congenital transmission and atavism of ephemeral skin-marking was well known among certain lower animals, but it became of great importance if such markings could be used for racial distinctions in the human species.

Mr. Hudson exhibited a fine collection of Tipulidœ (Daddy Long-legs), beautifully prepared by himself; about thirty or forty Species.

The mosquito was shown, and it was stated that it was only the female that bites.