Abstract

Hadra gulosa, Gould, having been instituted by that author, the type of his genus Badistes, and by Pilsbry the type of the subsection of that name, it is desirable that an account of its soft parts should be placed on record. On acquiring two living specimens from Dr. Cox and Mr. Brazier, the opportunity is accordingly embraced of publishing the following observations.

Gould states, Otia, p. 18, that H. Pedestris, imitates in its gait the geometer caterpillars and progresses by looping its foot into undulations instead of by the usual sliding motion practised by other helices. On p. 243, he transfers this extraordinary action to the credit of H. gulosa, for which, apparently on account of this supposed peculiarity, he creates the genus Badistes. I have carefully observed the animal of gulusa, and have never seen any such gymnastic evolutions performed by it. However Messrs. C. T. Musson and C. J. Wild, both keen observers, have separately remarked this habit in Chloritis brevipila, and it seems probable that it is to this animal and not to gulosa that the observations of Drayton (Gould's collector) refer.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hedley, 1891, Rec. Aust. Mus. 1(9): 196–197
Author
Charles Hedley
Year
1891
Title
On Hadra gulosa, Gould
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
1
Issue
9
Start Page
196
End Page
197
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.1.1891.1256
Language
English
Plates
plate xxix
Date Published
31 October 1891
Cover Date
31 October 1891
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
23 July 2009
Reference Number
1256
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