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INDEX.

Acacias, 46, 156
Acarus, 209
Acclimature, 70
Achras sapola, 116
Acoyapo, 48, 386
Acrocinus longinianus, 34
Adiantum, 36
Aguardiente, 63, 231
Aguasco, 202
Ahuacatl, 107
Airey, Sir George, 305
Alligators, 3, 9, 15, 44, 159
Alloy, 88

Alluvial deposits, 86

gold, 263

Amalgam, 93
Amalgamation process, 93
America, western side of tropical,

food of people, 55
American race, derivation of, 371
Amerrique range, the, 155, 324
Ampullaria, 331
Amusements, Nicaraguan, 234
Ancimea oblongifolia, 196

hirsuta, 196

Ancylus, 331, 333

Anflagoya, Pascual de, 360; his

account of Nicaragua, 360; on

chicha-drinking, 279
Angelot, M., on fused rock, 98
Angrcecum sesquipedale, 133
Anolis, 339, 340
Antigononleptopm, 4, 239
Antiquities, 50

Indian, 50, 165

Antonio, San, lode, 89

— valley, 126

Ants, 7, 17, 181, 219, 221, 314,

315

Ants, army, 17; assisting each
other, 26; attending leaf-
hoppers, 227; attending scale-
insects, 225; ant bridge, 27;
communicate by scent, 23;
cows, 226; foraging, 17;
bunting, 115; inhabiting
bull's-horn thorn, 218; leaf-
cutters, 71-84; pseudomyrma,
23; reason in, 27, 76, 83;
sagacity of, 83; stinging, 115;
thrushes, 20

Apanas, 241

Aphidce, 226

Armadillos, 46, 84, 313

Arrastres, 93

Articulata, 27, 28

Artificial selection, 207

Artigua river, 106, 147

Arums, 6, 57

Asses, 48

Ateles, 341

Atlantis, 270, 365

Auriferous quartz, 87, 95, 96

veins of, in

Queensland, 96

Australia, hot winds in, 305

wasps in, 134

• whirlwinds in, 303

Avila, Gil Gonzales de, 358

Avocado, 107

— trees, 66

Axes, ancient Mexican, 41

stone, 154

Aztecs, 155, 363

Baldwin, J. D., 362
Bamboo thickets, 179
Bananas, 12, 67

Baptism, a pre-Christian rite, 168
Bates, H. W., Mr., on instinct in
wasps, 135; on life under the
Equator, 172; on the Longi-
corn Coleoptera of Chontales,
Nicaragua, 379; on mimetic
forms, 8; on mimetic re-
semblances, 384; on social
birds, 123; on wasps of
Morphos, 229
Bathing places of humming-birds,
• 137

Bats, 104, 174
Beak of birds, 197
Bees, 320

Beetles, 34, 69, 104, 143, 173,
318

habits of, 114; the

harlequin, 34; killing bug,
127 ; on Pefia Blanca, 149

Beggars in Nicaragua, scarcity of,
160

Begonia, 58

Bell given to church at Libertad,
151

Benito, San, 126

lode, 89

Bermudez, Don Dolores, 48
Birds accompanying an army of
ants, 20

fertilising flowers, 130

nests, 22, 289

rejecting Heliconii, 316

Bittern, 158

Bland, Mr., on the distribution
of land shells in the West
Indies, 267
Blewfields river, 52, 62
Boulder clay, 247, 260, 291
Boundary question between Ni-
caragua and Costa Rica, 14
Bourbourg, Brasseur de, 357
Brasseur de Bourbourg, Abbe*, on

the Teo Amoxtli, 271
Brazil, North-east, food of the

people of, 55
Brazil, migratory butterflies of,
153

Bread fruit, 4

British Gruiana, food of the people
of, 55

Bromelia, 184

Bruce on whirlwinds in Africa,,
302

Buccaneers, 241, 255
Bugs, 71 ^

injecting poisonous fluid,

128

Bullock, Mr. W., on the use of

rattle in Mexico, 154
Bull's-horn thorn, 23, 218, 290
. wasps attending-

glands of, 220
Bungos, 31
Buprestidce, 314

Burial customs of the ancient
Indians, 165

Butterflies, 7, 299, 382

■ instinct of, 109; mi-

grations of, 152; in Bio Plata,.
153; in Patagonia, 153; Mr-
Darwin on, 153; Mr. B..
Spruce on, 153

Cabbage, 70

Cacao, 4, 116, 345

Cactuses, 45, 158

Californian pitcher-plant, 184

Callidryas, 108

CalUste larvata, 128

lavince, 128

Colonyction speciosum, 34
Calopteron basalis (Klug), 317

vicinum (Deyrolles),,

317

Canal, interoceanic, 36
Candolle, Alph. de, on fresh-
water productions, 331
Candelera, El, 329
Canis caraibicus (Lesson), 206

ingw (Tschudi), 206

Canoe, 11

Cape Grracias a Dios, 3
Capsicums, 70
Captive Indians, 40
Carabidse, 149, 332
Carbolic acid, 76
Carca Indians, 338
—— river, 147

Caribbean Sea, carving on rocks-

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