The President made some remarks on Te Puohu's raid through Otago, and suggested that the route of the invaders was by the Mataura Valley, and not by the Clutha or Molyneux Rivers.
Professor Benham read a note on Cordyceps sinclairii (Transactions, p. 4), a fungus that infests and destroys the larvæ of Cicada.
Specimens were exhibited.
From microscopic examination it appears that this form of Cordyceps reproduce only by conidia, as no asci are to be found in any of the specimens examined.
The Professor also announced the occurrence of a new species of Balanoglossus off our shores. (Transactions, p. 9.)
The specimens were obtained at Port Chalmers. The genus had not hitherto been recorded from the Southern Hemisphere.