The material dealt with in the following paper forms part of three lots of material submitted to me for identification; first, a collection belonging to the Australian Museum, Sydney; second, material belonging to the British Museum (Natural History) and, third, a small collection made by Dr. P. A. Buxton. The Polynesian area presents some interesting problems in distribution. An expedition from Honolulu is at present at work in the eastern portion of this area. The line of migration has been largely from west to east, as the insect fauna gets poorer as we proceed east. Our knowledge of the insect fauna of the richer western islands is very meagre and records from that area will be of interest for comparison with Samoa and further east. The proximity of these islands to Australia and the comparatively easy access to them should make the problem of their insect fauna of particular interest to Australian entomologists. To build up a collection from these islands should be the ambition of at least one Australian museum.