Transactions - Royal Entomological Society of London Volume . 21

Transactions - Royal Entomological Society of London Volume . 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...the latter rather robust, feebly punctured, sparsely pilose: antennae stout, very gradually thicker outwardly; 3rd joint as long as 3--4 united; last joint elongate, ovoid: prosternal process horizontal, strongly and acutely produced behind: mesosternum prominent, broadly concave throughout its length: intercoxal process very wide; apex squarely truncated: last joint of antennae, and the tarsi, fulvous. Long. 3i lin.; lat. elytr. 1 lin. Hab.--New Caledonia. One example. By the form of the prosternal process, mesosternum, and the trisinuate base of prothorax, the present species will form the type of a new section of the genus. The prothorax is disproportionately large. It might well be the Adelium exul of Montrouzier; but he gives eight striae only to each elytron, the intervals as slightly rugose, and the legs as " presque greles." Adelium Fairmairei, n. sp. S?.--Oblong-oval, depressed, dark bronzy-brown, shining: head and prothorax irregularly punctured and indistinctly foveolate and rugulose: prothorax wider than long, depressed, arcuate-emarginate in front, and slightly compressed at each side the middle; sides finely margined, well rounded to behind the middle, thence a little sinuously contracted to the hind angles, which are slightly obtuse; base closely applied to base of elytra, faintly emarginate in the middle; median dorsal furrow indistinct; scutellum broadly triangular: elytra depressed, sides gradually narrowed from before the middle to the apex; irregularly, and more or less interruptedly, punctate-striate; intervals flat--except the two on the epipleura, which are convex--finely and not closely punctured, feebly and irregularly rugulose; epipleural fold normal, and, together with the underside, black, almost...show more

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