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THE LEECH COLLECTION OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS. The Entomologist says that the national collection of Lepidoptera in the Natural History Museum at South Kensington has recently been greatly enriched by the addition of the almost unique collection of butterflies from Europe, and Central and Eastern Asia, together with the collection of European moths, formed by thit late Mr. John Henry Leech, of Hurdcott-house, Salisbury. Arrangements had been made during Mr. Leech's lifetime under which the museum became possessed of his Eastern Asian moths, and now the same public intitution has ac- quired the still more important accessions adverted to, through the munificence of his mother, Mrs. Leech, of Kensington Palace-gardens. It is understood that the museum authorities will publish a catalogue of the butterfly collection. Of Rhopalocera there are rather more than 18,000 specimens, representing some 1100 species, among which are over 400 male and female types of species described by Mr. Leech.. This collection of Palasarctic butterflies is very rich in Chinese and Japanese species, and in local forms and aberrations of European species. The European Heterocera number about 23,000 specimens, includ- ing some fine aberrations and extensive series of the variable species. The collection of Eastern Asian moths, from which the museum had already made a selection, comprised nearly 3000 species, of which about 800 were made known to science by Mr. Leech.

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