The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes; Being the Account of the Work Carried on and of the Collections Made by an Expedition During the Years 1899 and 1900 Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...atoll. 13. Acridium septemfasciatum Serv. Minikoi, 1 1 %, not found in the Maldives. Fam. Tettigidae. 14. Hedotettix gracilis Haan. Minikoi, 1 / LOCUSTODEA. Fam. Phaneropteridae. 15. Phaneroptera indica Br. A number of specimens from Minikoi, Mahlosmadulu and Hulule. The commonest locust in the Maldives, found throughout the whole group from Miladumadulu to Addu. All the specimens appear to be referable to the above species, but are somewhat smaller than the dimensions given by Brunner. Fam. Conocephalidae. 16. Gonocephalus breviceps Redt. Minikoi, 1?; Mahlosmadulu, 2, %. 17. Conocephalus sp. Hulule, 1? larva. 18. Xiphidium maculakim Le Gou. A number of specimens from Minikoi and the Maldives. A widely distributed Oriental species. It is very common in Minikoi, but, although seen in nearly every atoll of the Maldives, rare everywhere. GRYLLODEA. Fain. Myrmecophelidae. 19. Liphoplus n. sp. Minikoi, 1?. This appears to be a new species, but I refrain from describing it as the collection contains but a single female, not in perfect condition. It differs from Liphoplus fasciatus Br., in its paler colour and larger size; from L. novarae in its larger size and black-bordered elytrae; and from L. guerinianus in its paler colour. 20. Ectatoderus longicavdus Sauss. Minikoi, 2, 6? and 4 larvae. Common in the roots of the grass near the lighthouse. I am not quite positive as to the correct identification of this species, but the genus is little known, and the species are not very clearly defined. The specimens from Minikoi approach nearer to this than any other described form. Fam. Trigonididae. 21. Trigonidium cicindeloides Serv. Minikoi, 4 i/ 3? and 3 larvae. This species is common on the shores of the Mediterranean, and occurs also in...
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