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The list of existing plants found in Spitzbergen at present is a short one: amongst them will be found:

Taraxacum officinale. Ranunculus, (1) sulphureus, (2) pygmæus, and (3) hyperboreus. Papaver nudicaule. Cardamine pratensis. Arabis alpina. Draba alpina, leptopetala, corymbosa. Cochlearia fenestrata, Silene acaulis. Cerastium alpinum. Sagina nivalis. Saxifraga nivalis, and 6 others. Chrysosplenium tetrandrum. Rhodiola rosea. Rhododendron lapponicum. Polygonum viviparum. Oxyria digyna. Salix polaris and herbacea. Juncus biglumis. Luzula arcuata. Festuca rubra. Poa cenisia. Catabrosa algida. Glyceria vilfoidea. Aira alpina. Calamagrostis neglecta, and Equisetum arvense.

Of the Birds seen we observed specimens of

Tringa maritima.
Larus glaucus.
Lestris parasitica.
Procellaria glacialis.
Mergulus alba.
Uria Brunnichii and Grylle.
Fuligula spectabilis and mollissima.

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There are no Coleoptera in Spitzbergen, while twentyone specimens are recorded as found in Greenland.

Of Hymenoptera there are thirteen, and only three have been noticed in Greenland. Then in the latter country, Lepidoptera are abundant, twenty-six being described, while but one specimen has as yet rewarded the student whose investigations have led him to the far north. Of the Diptera, however, there are fortynine in Spitzbergen, and further west only twenty-six, And no Hemiptera as against four Greenland species.

THE END.

BRADBURY, AGNEW, & co., PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

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