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Proceedings of the Royal Society for May, 1869

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The monthly evening meeting of the Fellows was held on Tuesday, tho 11th May, M. Allport, Esq., in the chair.
Proceedings include: discussions on the existence of a second species of Kingfisher in Tasmania, -Mr. Allport incidentally remarked that many of the Salpae from the diaphanous nature of their outer covering, would form beautiful living objects for low powers at one of the Society's microscopic meetings.
-Mr. M. Allport called attention to a branch of Gum (Eucalyptus sp.), kindly forwarded by Lady Dry, the leaves of which were coated with a purple powder, resolving itself, under the microscope,into myriads of eggs of some insect, now rapidly hatching, and probably belonging to the Aphides. Under the low powers of the instrument the brilliant colours of the egg-cases elicited much admiration.

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Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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