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440 Mr. W. L. Distant on Oriental Capsiclv. the orbits and a broader one across the back behind the pectorals; sometimes a narrow band between them ; usually a large spot at the base of the dorsal fin, and another below and in front of it on the side; caudal dusky, other fins pale. Southern coasts of Australia; Tasmania. Six specimens, 105 to 150 mm. in total length, front Flinders Island and Port Phillip (Degen), Hobart (Allport), and Melbourne (Kreqft). Spheroides hamilton ii, Richards., from New South Wales and Polynesia, differs in the presence of numerous small spines, the fewer fin-rays (D. 9, A. 7-8), and the different coloration. LIL-Descrilptions of Oriental Capsidw. By W. L. DISTANT. THE new genera proposed in this paper will be figured in vol. v. (Appendix) of the Rhynchotal portion of the ' Fauna of British India.' EBUTIUS, gen. nov. Head subequal in length to the pronotum, transversely impressed behind the eyes, which are well separated froin the anterior margin of the pronotum, between the eyes dis- tinctly longitudinally sulcate, the disk moderately convex, obtusely attenuated in front of the insertion of the antennag, where it is a little ridged and excavated on each side; anteriniferous tubercles prominent, first joint of the antenna .robust and about as long as the head, second joint slender, nearly three times as long as the first, third and fourth short, together longer than first; rostrum reaching the intermediate coxam; pronotum transversely constricted before middle, this anterior area somewhat transversely striate at anterior margin and with a distinct moderately transverse tubercle immediately in front of each side of the constriction, posterior area convexly deflected from base, thickly punctate, the lateral margins carinate and oblique, posterior lateral angles subprominent, basal margin a little concave before scutellum, which is somewhat large and triangular, and somewhat foveate at each basal angle; hemelytra a little more than twice as long as head and pronotum together, clavas broad, cuneus elongately angulate, membrane apparently (as seen in

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440 Mr. W. L. Distant on Oriental Capsiclv.

the orbits and a broader one across the back behind thepectorals; sometimes a narrow band between them ; usuallya large spot at the base of the dorsal fin, and another belowand in front of it on the side; caudal dusky, other fins pale.

Southern coasts of Australia; Tasmania.Six specimens, 105 to 150 mm. in total length, front

Flinders Island and Port Phillip (Degen), Hobart (Allport),and Melbourne (Kreqft).

Spheroides hamilton ii, Richards., from New South Walesand Polynesia, differs in the presence of numerous smallspines, the fewer fin-rays (D. 9, A. 7-8), and the differentcoloration.

LIL-Descrilptions of Oriental Capsidw.By W. L. DISTANT.

THE new genera proposed in this paper will be figured invol. v. (Appendix) of the Rhynchotal portion of the ' Faunaof British India.'

EBUTIUS, gen. nov.

Head subequal in length to the pronotum, transverselyimpressed behind the eyes, which are well separated frointhe anterior margin of the pronotum, between the eyes dis-tinctly longitudinally sulcate, the disk moderately convex,obtusely attenuated in front of the insertion of the antennag,where it is a little ridged and excavated on each side;anteriniferous tubercles prominent, first joint of the antenna.robust and about as long as the head, second joint slender,nearly three times as long as the first, third and fourth short,together longer than first; rostrum reaching the intermediatecoxam; pronotum transversely constricted before middle, thisanterior area somewhat transversely striate at anteriormargin and with a distinct moderately transverse tubercleimmediately in front of each side of the constriction, posteriorarea convexly deflected from base, thickly punctate, thelateral margins carinate and oblique, posterior lateral anglessubprominent, basal margin a little concave before scutellum,which is somewhat large and triangular, and somewhatfoveate at each basal angle; hemelytra a little more thantwice as long as head and pronotum together, clavas broad,cuneus elongately angulate, membrane apparently (as seen in

Mr. W. L. Distant on Oriental Capsidm.spirit-specimens) with a single cell truncate posteriorly;legs slender, the femora slightly bat regularly thickened,posterior tarsi with the basal joint almost as long as remainingjoints together.

Ebutius bellus, sp. n.Uniformly pale ochraceous as seen ill spirit-specimens

(possibly virescent in living or fresh examples); scutellumnwith a linear foveate, piceous spot at each basal angle;basal joint of antenna with a few short obscure hairs; othercharacters as in generic diagnosis.

Length 61 to 7 mm.lab. Sikhim (Major Roberts).The above generic and specific descriptions are based on a

few spirit-specimens given to me by the late Gol. Binglham.In the enumeration of the Capsid fauna of British India,

Ebutius is allied to Onomaus, Dist., and is placed in thedivision ferdoniaria of the subfam. Mirinm.

Harpedona sanguinipes, sp. n.

Head, pronotum, and scutellum black; antennae black, thebasal joint pale sanguineous; corium, piceous, the costalmargin narrowly oclraceous; membrane fuscous, the apexpaler and the veins darker; head beneath and sternum black,abdomen beneath piceous; femora pale sanguineous, tibiwaced tarsi pale ochraceous; head centrally longitudinallysulcate; second joint of antenna scarcely more than twice aslong as first; pronotum transversely constricted before middle,the anterior lobe distinctly centrally foveate at base, posteriorlobe obsoletely punctate.

Length 4 mm.Hlab. Darjiling; Pussumbing, 4700 feet (R. H. Mann).Allied to the Geylonese species o. margintata, Dist. from.

Which it differs by the different colour of the legs and of thebasal joint of the antennae posterior lobe of the pronotoummuch less distinctly punctate, &c.

CINNAMUs, gen. nov.

Vertex convex, anteriorly, centrally, pointedly produced;eyes prominent, contiguous to the anterior margin of thepronotum, obut projecting beyond it, the disc centrally l.Angi.tudinally sulcate; antennae tong, the basal joint moderatelyrobust, sparsely hirsute, about as long as the pronotum,

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442 Mr. W. L. Distant on Oriental Cipside.second joint more than twice as long as firist and about aslong as third and fourth together ; rostrum reaching theposterior coxe; pronotum transversely constricted nearmiddle, the anterior area with a distinct rugose collar, andwith a moderate transverse tubercle on each side immediatelyin front of the transverse impression, posterior area deflectedfrom base, which is concave and thus exposes the meso-notlum, the lateral margins oblique; scutellum triangularwith a small subbasal central tubercle; coriurm slightlylonger than space between the apices of head and scutellum,clavus moderately raised and deflected on each side, cuneussomewlhat broadly triangular; the caneal fracture distinct;membrane with a short, posteriorly truncate basal cell;legs long and slender, finely spinulosely hirsute femoramoderately and evenly thickened, all the tibia longer thanthe femora, basal joint of posterior tarsi short and moderatelythickened.Among the Capsidse of British India this genus may be

located between Harpedona and Giaprnarius.

Cinnamus rhinoceros, sp. n.Head, pronotum, mesonotum, and scutellum pale mottled

fllscous brown; anterior collar and posterior lobe of pronotumnmottled brownish ochraceous, apex of scutellum ochraceous;antennae and eyes blackish; clavus pale ochraceous, its basalthird and apical area mottled fuscous brown; corium ochra-ceous, much mottled with fuscous brown and with an obliquetransverse piceous fascia at about one-third before apex,cuneus shining black; membrane fuscous, blackish on basalarea, margins of cell dull greyish; body beneath piceous,mesosternum ochraceous; legs piceous, femora obscurelypalely annulate near apices; body above shortly obscurelypilose; mesonotum with a central longitudinal pale line;structural characters as in generic diagnosis.Length 5 rmm.Hab. Ceylon; Peradeniya (Green).

ZALMUNNA, gen. nov.Head elongate, almost as long as the pronotum, the central

lobe prominent at apex, behind which: it is transverselyimpressed, between eyes shortly longitudinally sulcate; eyesshort,.somewhat adpressed, contiguous to the anterior marginof the pronotum; antennae with the first joint stout,attenuated at its base, about as long as head, remaining

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joints slender, second more than twice as long as first, thirdshorter than second, but considerably longer than fourth;rostrum passing the posterior coxe, first joint robust and aslong as head; pronotum moderately declivous from base toapex with a distinct narrow anterior collar, somewhatobscurely transversely impressed before middle, the lateralmargins oblique, basal margin truncate; scutellum triangular,slightly longitudinally foveate at each basal angle; hemelytrapassing the abdominal apex, corium elongate, the costalmarginr slightly rounded, cuneus acutely subtriangular, thecuneal fracture distinct, membrane with a prominentposteriorly truncate cell ; legs of moderate length, posteriorfemora incrassated, tibiae finely spinulose, posterior tibiasabout as long as corium, posterior tarsi with the basal jointalmost as long as remaining joints together.

Allied to the S. African genus Nyimannms, Dist.,and inthe enumeration of the British Indian Capsidse to be placednear the genus Clapmarius.

Zalmunna dux, sp. n,

Reddish ochraceous, shortly finely pilose; antennae oclhra-ceous, the basal joint brownish ochraceous; head, pronotun,and scutellum with a more or less distinct pale central longi-tudinal line, the scutellum darker and more reddish ochraceous,clavus dark reddish ochraceous on basal half, somewhat dullgreyish on apical half; corium dark reddish ochraceous, thecostal margin ochraceous, cuneus with the basal margin dullgreyish; membrane pale fuscous, the lateral margin palerbody beneath and legs reddish ochraceous; basal joint ofrostrum, basal disk of abdomen, tibiae tarsi and apicalannulations to femora pale odhraceous; structural charactersas in generic diagnosis.

Length 5k mm,Hab. Ceylon; Trincomalee (Green),

Mystizus antram4, sp. n.

Head, antennae, pronotum, and scutellum dull black,apex and two spots at base of head and anterior andposterior margins of pronotum pale oehraceous; hemelytravery pale ochraceous, subhyaline, membrane reflecting thedark abdomen beneath; head and abdomen beneath paleochraceous, the sternum and apex of abdomen black; legspale ochraceous, the femora (especially the anterior) much- ~~~~~~~~31*

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mottled with black, more densely so on apical areas,posterior tibia black, with a long apical pale ochraceousannulation; rostrum pale ochraceous, its apex black ; headdeeply longitudinally sulcate between the eyes, which arecontiguous to the anterior margin of the pronotum; antennas-much longer than the body, basal joint almost as long as thehead and pronotum together; pronotum very coarselypunctate, anterior collar distinct, transversely constricted atabout one-third from anterior margin, in front of which aretwo distinct callosities with a short central longitudinalcarinate line between them, cuneus a little longer than broad,concolorous with the pale corium.

Length 4 mm.Hab. Cachar; Koomber (Antram).

Mystilts manni, sp. n.Head black, its apex pale ochraceous, two dull ochraceous

spots at base; antennae black, the basal joint ochraceous,more or less mottled or spotted with black; pronotumnochraceous, the anterior collar dull greyish, the anteriortransverse callosities a little darker; scutellum ochraceous;hemelytra stramineous, sernlihyaline; clavus with the innermargins and the apex of the suture black, cuneus con-colorous, membrane reflecting the dark abdomen beneath;head beneath and sternum pale ochraceous, abdomen be-neath more or less greyish; legs ochraceous, femora finelymottled or spotted with black, posterior tibia black witha long pale ochraceous apical annulation.

Length 41 mm.fab. Cachar; Koomber (Antram).This species is allied to 1I. antrami by the concolorous

cuneus, but differs from it in the different colour of thepronotum and scutellum, the absence of the short carinate linebetween the pronotal callosities, &c.

Meaeclum insegnzis, sp. n.Very pale ochraceous; antenna with the under surface of

the first joint, a central annulation and apex to second joint,and two contiguous annulations and apex to third joint,black; eyes black; narrow lateral margins to pronotum,narrow lateral margins to scatellum (excluding base), narrowmargins to the claval suture, a basal subcostal line to coriumand three prominent rounded spots-one before costal marginnear middle, the other two before basal margin of cuneus-

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black; apex of rostrum black; head with a fine centrallongitudinal sulcation between the eyes; first joint ofantenna nearly half as long as second joint, third a littleshorter than second (fourth mutilated in typical specimen)rostrum slightly passing the posterior coxse; corium shortlysparingly palely pilose ; membrane considerably passing theabdominal apex ; posterior legs mutilated in typical speci-men; anterior and intermediate tibias spinulose.

Length, incl. membr., ? , 9 mm.Hab. Mussooree (coll. Dist.).

Megaccelurn tibialis, 8p. n.

Black, finely shortly greyishly pilose; antennas with thefirst joint black, second and third joints ochraceous, base andapex of second joint narrowly black; legs black, apices ofanterior and intermediate femora, the anterior and inter-mediate tibiae (excluding extreme apices), coxm, and tihetarsi (more or less) ochraceous; head finely, centrally, longi-tudinally, sulcately impressed between the eyes; antennimwith the first joint moderately thickened, about half as longas second, third distinctly shorter than second (fourth jointmutilated in typical specimen); rostrum piceous and reachingthe posterior coxas ; apex of cuneus castaneous; membranefuscous, reflecting the dark abdomen beneath and moderatelypassing the abdominal apex; tibias finely spinuloss, thespinules black; first joint of posterior tarsi a little shorterthan second joint.

Length, iclm. membr., 8 mm.ilab. Simla Hills, Diharampur, 5000 ft.

Megaccealum pervalidam, sp. n.

Body and tegmina castaneous brown, somewhat thicklyfinely palely pilose; costal area of coriurn wideuing posteriorly,ochraceous; cuneus pale castaneous; antennae ochraceous,basal joint castaneous brown, apical area of second jointpiceous, anterior and intermediate femora castaneous brown,their bases and the whole of the tibiae and tarsi ochra-ceous, tarsal claws piceous, posterior femora oclhraceous,their apical areas and the posterior tibiae (excludinng apex)black; body beneath and coxae piceous; head finely, linearlysulcate between the eyes; first joint of antennae about halfas long as second joint, third distinctly shorter than secondand longer than fourth ; rostrum reaching the posteriorcoxas; rostrum ochraceous, basal joint castaneous brown,

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Length, inc.. membr., 9 mm.fab. Nepal; Soondrijal and Nagorkote (Ind. Mus.),

Pussumbing; Darjiling (Mlann).In some specimens the margin of the costal area to corium

is castaneous brown.

Megacwlum straniinipes, ap. a.Head brownish ochraceous, eyes black; antennae with the

first joint piceous, second piceous biannulated with ochra.ceous, third joint fuscous, its base ochraceous; pronotum,the narrow anterior collar and extreme basal margin piafrochraceous; scutellum and corium black, finely pilose, thecostal margin of the latter brownish ochraceous; cuneusbrownish ochlraceous, its outer margin and inner angle black;membrane fuscous, reflecting the dark abdomen beneath;body beneath piceous; legs stramineous, the posterior tibiaeblack ; head finely longitudinally sulcate between the eyes;antennae with the basal joint moderately thickened, abouthalf as long as second, third only a little shorter than second(fourth mutilated in typical specimen); pronotum flinelytransversely wrinkled and with two distinct callosities nearanterior margin; membrane considerably passing abdominalapex; rostrum stramineous and reaching the posterior coxaetibiae spinulose, the spirnules black.

Length, inch membr., 7 mmn.Hab. Kangra Valley, 4500 ft. (Dudgeon).

Megacclum mnussooriensis2 Sp. D.Head black, posterior margins of eyes ochraceous; antennae

black, second joint usually brownish ochraceous except atbase and apex; pronotum brownish ochraceous, the anterior.collar and extreme posterior margin pale ochraceous, twocontiguous transverse black spots near anterior margin andwith a blackish suffusion near posterior margin; scutellumpiceous or black; corium piceous brown, shortly, palely,sparingly pilose, the costal margin pale ochraceous, cuneuspale castaneous brown; membrane piceous; body beneathand legs black; the anterior and intermediate tibia more orless brownish ochraceous; head narrowly, longitudinallysiilcate between the eyes; antennae with the basal joint

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moderately thickened, about as long as the pronotum, secondjoint a little more than twice as long as the first, third jointa little shorter than second and much longer than fourth;scutellum finely transversely striate; corium. (includingcuneus) about as long as posterior tibiae clavas and coriunconcolorous; rostrum black, with brownish-ochraceous suf-fusions, reaching the posterior coxse; tibiae finely spinalose,the spinules black; tarsi more or less ochraceous, their apicesblack, first and second joints of posterior tarsi subequal inlength; membrane largely passing the abdominal apex.

Var.-Lateral margins of. the pronotuni black.Length 7 to 8 mm.Bab. Mussooree (Brunetti).

Megacolum brunettii, sp. n.Head black, the base sometimes piceous; antennae with

the basal joint black, second joint brownish ochraceous,piceous at base and more broadly so at apex, third joint paleochraceous; pronotum black, the narrow anterior collar andnarrow posterior margin pale ocbraceous; scutellum black;clavus and coriam black, the latter with the costal area,widening to cuneus, brownish oclhraceous the extremecostal margn, widest before cutneus, piceous; cuneus palecastaneous, the inner and outer margins black; membranefuscous, reflecting the dark abdomen beneath; body beneath,trochanters, and coxm black; legs sanguineous, bases andapices of femora and tibiae more or less piceous; tarsi ochra-ceous; head moderately convex, finely longitudinally stilcatebetween the eyes; antennae with the first joint moderatelythickened and about as long as pronoturn, second slightlymore than twice as long as first and distinctly longer thanthird (fourth mutilated in typical specimens); rostrumbrownish oclraceous with piceous suffusions, reaching theposterior coxae; pronotum, scutellam and curium sparsely,finely, palely pilose; scatellurm smooth, not distinctly striate;coriumn (including cuneus) about as long as posterior tibiae;the tibiae finely spinulose, the spinules black; membranelongly passing the abdominal apex.Length 7 mm.fab. Meerut, 750 ft. (Brunetti).,

Megacelumn marginzandum, sp. n.

Head and antennae oclhraceous, eyes black; pronotiumochraceous, the anterior collar and narrow posterior margin

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paler, the disk sometimes more or less suffused with blackish;scutellun and corium dull deep ochraceous, the latter withthe costal margin pale ochraceous and sparsely finely pilose,cuneus usually with pale castaneous suffusions; membranepale fuscous, the margins greyish and the basal area darkerby reflecting the abdomen beneath; body beneath and legspale ochraceous, the lateral areas of the abdomen and some-times the posterior tibise rosy red; head moderately convex,finely longitudinally sulcate between the eyes ; antennw, withthe first joint moderately thickened and not quite so long asthe pronotum, second joint about- twvice as long as first,scarcely longer than third, which is about twice the length offourth; scutellum moderately convex; corium (includingcUDeus) a little longer than posterior tibim; membrane longlypassing the abdominal apex ; legs distinctly paler at basalareas, the tibiae spinulose, the spinules black; rostium withits apex black and reaching the posterior coxai; posteriortarsi with the first and second joints subequal in length.Length 7 to 8 mm.Elab. Ceylon; Peradeniya (Green). Madulsima, Diya'wa,

4000 ft., 11akgala (Bainb7igge-Fletcher).Afegaccelur patruurn, sp. n.

Head and pronotum obscure ochraceous, somewhat mottledwith piceous ; antennae ochraceous, the whole of the firstjoint, base and apex of second joint, and apical two-thirds ofthird and fourth joints black; pronolum with the posteriorlateral angles nariowly black; scutellum and corium dullpiceous black, the latter vith the costal margins ochraceous;cuacus very daik castaneous, its apex Flale; head beneatharnd abdomen more or less brownish ochraceous, the sternumpicecus or black ; legs strarninecus, apical areas of theposterior femora more or less distinctly blackislhly biannulate;head finely longitudinally iulcate between the eyes; antennaewith the first joint modeiately thickened and about as long asthe pronotum, second joint about twice as long as first,second and third subequal itn lengthl, third about twice as longas first ; scutellum moderately convex; corium (includingcuneus) as lonig as posterior tibiae; membrane fuscous, longlypassing thle abdominal apex; rostrum brownish ochraceous,its apex black and reaching the posterior coxae; tibiae spinu-lose, the spinules black.

Var.-Basal joint of antennae brownish, not black.Length 8 mm.ilab. Ceylon ; Kandy (Green), Madulsima (Bainbrigge-

Fletcher).

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PHILOSTEPHANUS, gen. nov.

Head a little longer than broad, deflected anteriorly,centrally longitudinally sulcate between the eyes, which aremoderately transversely exserted ; antenne with the basaljoint only slightly thickened, about as long as head, secondjoinit twice as long as first (remaining joints mutilated intypical specimen); rostrum reaching the posterior coxx ;pronotumrnmuch broader than long, moderately convex, de-flected anteriorly, lateral margins oblique, anterior andposterior margins truncate ; scutellum somewhat small andConvex; corium (excluding cuneus) about twice as long asbroad, slightly loniger than posterior tibie, cuneus triangularlyelongate, its apex acute ; membrane considerably passingthe abdominal apex and with a subquadrate posteriorly sub-truncate cell ; legs of moderate length, the posterior femoradistinctly thickened, tibiae spinalose, posterior tarsi with thefirst and second joints subequal in length.

Allied to Meyaccelurn.

Philostephanus vitaliter, sp. n.HIead ochraceous, speckled with fuscous ; antennp -with

the first joint ochiraceous speckled wvith fuscous, second jointpiceous, centrally paler (remaininga joints mutilated in typicalspecimen); pronotum shinir)g black, posterior margin verynarrowly anld a short central basal linear spot ochraceous;scutellum shining black, witlh a small ochraceous spot at eachbasal angle; clavus and corium fuscous, largely and some-what deiisely mottled with pale oclhraceous; cuneus fuscous,its basal area greyish, the extreme apex pale ochraceous;memibrane pale fuscous with large greyish suffusions; bodyhencath and legs ochraceous, a sublateral piceous fascia oneach side of sternum, and a similar but narrower and moreobscure fascia on each side of abdomen ; all the femnoraand tibia- annulated with fuscous; head in front of eyestransversely striate, the eyes slightly projecting beyond theanterior margin of the pronotum; other structural charactersas in generic diagnosis.Length 8J mm.Bab. Sirmla.

STECHUS, gen. nov.

Head a little longer than broad, moderately deflectedanteriorly, finely longitudinally sulcate between the eyes,

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which are very large and project beyond the anterior marginof the pronotunm ; antennae with the first joint about as longas head and only slightly thickened, second joint three timesas long as first and half as long again as third ; rostrumreaching the posterior coxas; pronotuwn much broader thanlong, moderately convex and deflected anteriorly, with abroad transverse callosity near the anterior margin, thelateral margins moderately convex, anterior margin sub-truncate, posterior margin a little posteriorly produced atbase of scutellum; scutellum moderately convex and sub-triangular; corium (excluding cuneus) about twice as long asbroad and a little shorter than the posterior tibiae, cuneuselongately subtriangular, its apex acute, the cuneal fracturedistinct; membrane longly passing the abdominal apex, witha subquadrate posteriorly truncate cell; legs of moderatelength, femora moderately thickened, the posterior femoramore strongly so, tibiae spinulose, posterior tarsi with the firstand second joints sabequal in length.

Stechus libertus, sp. n.Pale olivaceous green, inclining to ochraceous in more dried

specimens ; antennae black, a subapical annulation. to firstjoint and a subbasal annulation to second joint ochraceaus;eyes black ; corium and cuneus more olivaceous than thehead, pronotum, and scutellum, the clavus considerably darker,and the inner area of the corium distinctly darker; cuneuspale olivaceous with the apical angle black; membrane palefuscous; body beneath and legs pale virescent, apical area ofposterior femora fuscous brown with a subapical pale an-nulation; clavus and corium obscurely shortly pilosestructural characters as in generic diagnosis.Length 5 mm.Hab. Ceylon; Madulsima (Bainbrigge-Fletcher).

ARETAS, gen. nov.Head between eyes as broad as long, very finely centrally

longitudinally sulcate, transversely impressed a little beforebase ; eyes longer than broad; antennae with the basal jointincrassate, spinulose, about as long as head, second jointabout three times as long as first, third joint partially muti-lated in typical specimen; rostrum reaching the intermediatecoxes; pronotum broader than long, the lateral margins alittle concavely sinuate, the anterior margin truncate andridged, transversely impressed at about one-third before

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anterior margin, between which and the anterior margin aretwo transverse callosities, posterior margin subtruncate;scutellum broad, triangular; corium with the costal margina little convex, excluding cuneus about as long as posteriortibie, cuneus somewhat small, subtriangular; membranepassing the abdominal apex; posterior femora stronglyincrassate, tibiaw finely spinulose; posterior tibiae with thefirst and second joints subequal in length.

Areias in7peratorius, sp. n.Ihead dull greyish, the eyes black; antenna- stramineous,

the basal joint pale castaneous; pronolum, scutellum, andcorium ochraceous ; lateral margins of pronotum, a broadcentral fascia on apical half of scutellum, base and apex ofclavus, costal margin and margin of clavus to corium, twosmall spots before base of membrane, and the cuneus (ex-cluding two basal spots) sanguineous; membrane very palefuscous, the posterior margins of the cells sanguineous; bodybeneath and legs stramineous, tibial spinules concolorous;rostrum stramineous, apex of basal joint dull sanguineous;structural characters as in generic diagnosis.

Length 4 mm.Hub. Ceylon; Peradeniya (Green).

ELTHEMUS, gen. nov.Head a little longer than broad, centrally longitudinally

eulcate, eyes transverse, prominent, projecting beyond theanterior margins of the pronotum; antennae with the firstjoint thickened, longer than the head, second joint three timesas long as first and considerably longer than third, fourthonly slightly longer than first; rostrum reaching the posteriorcoxoe; pronotum much broader than long; narrowed anteriorly,with a short but distinct collar, the lateral margins oblique,posterior margin subtruncate, slightly transversely impressedabout one-third from anterior margin, the anterior area withtwo callosities, in some specimens these callosities are united,the disk (excluding anterior area) finely punctate; scutellumtriangular; coriumn (excluding cuneus) as long as posteiiortibie and closely finely pilose, cuneus elongately triangular;membrane passing the abdominal apex; legs of moderatelength, femora moderately thickened, the posterior femoramore strongly so, tibia spinulose, posterior tarsi witlh thefirst and second joints subequal in length.

Allied to Tancredus, Dist., but differing by the greater

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length of thle basal joint of antenne, the non-prominent pro-notal angles, the much larger scutellum, the longer corium, &c.

Elthemrus conspicatus, sp. n.Head dull ochraceous, eyes black; antennm with the first

joint blackish, remaining joints brownish; pronotum piceousblack, the anterior collar and posterior narrow margin ochra-ceous ; scutellum ochraceous, with piceous suffusions, themost prominent being a more or less distinct basal spot;clavus and corium blackish, the costal area more or lessochraceous, the blackish coloration extending across it nearapex as an elongate costal spot; cuneus pale ochraceous, itsmargins darker; membrane fuscous; body beneath and legsocbraceous, a broad lateral fascia to sternum and abdomenblack, posterior femora annulated with fuscous near apex:structural characters as in generic diagnosis.Length S-51 rum.IHab. Ceylon; Peradeniya (Green).

Elthernus domitus, sp. n.Dull ochraceous (perhaps virescent in life), eyes black;

pronotum with the collar and narrow posterior margin a littlepaler, the latter sometimes inwardly margined with piceous;scutellum and coriumn pale ochlraceous, the clavus and innerarea of corium brownish ochraceous; membrane pale fuscous,the basal area piceous ; body beneath and legs reddish ochra-ceous, a sublateral fascia to sternum and sometimes a fewdiscal spots to abdomen piceous; femora longitudinallystreaked with pale oclhraceous; antennae ochraceous, thebasal joint and apex of second joint black or blackish, firstjoint longer than head, second joint about three times as longas first; head longitudinally sulcate between the eyes; pro-notum finely wrinkled and punctate; clavus and corium

thickly finely pilose; membrane considerably passing theabdominal apex; posterior femora apically biannulated withbrown.

Length 5-51 mm.Rlab. Ceylon; Peradeniya (Green).

DRUTHMARUS, gen. nov.

Head about as long as broad between eyes, centrally longi-tudinally sulcate, anteriorly broadly angulate, eyes exserted,large, transverse, longly projecting beyond the anterior marginof the pronotum, a little directed backwardly; antennae with

Mr. W. L. Distant off Oriental Capside.the basal joint short and incrassaL-e, second joint very stronglyincrassate, about four times as long as first, third and fourthjoints short, slender, subequal in length; rostrum reachingthe posterior coxe; pronotum much broader than long,obliquely narrowed to head, moderately deflected anteriorly,and prominently deflected before base of scutellum ; scutellumtriangular, about as long as head; corium (excluding cuneus)as long as posterior tibias; cuneus short and broad, angularlyattenuated inwardly; membrane passing abdominal apex ;legs of moderate length, tibias spinulose, posterior tarsi withthe basal joint shortest.

Druthmarus magnicornis, sp. n.Black; third and fourth joints of antenna piceous, their

bases stramineous; membrane with the apical area fuscousbrown, the basal area reflecting the dark abdomen beneath;apical areas of intermediate tibia and the tarsi (excludingapices) stramineous ; corium faintly shortly palely piloses;structural characters as in generic diagnosis.

Length 3 mm.Hab. Ceylon; Peradeniya (Green).

Prodromus ouneatus, Sp. n.

Head, pronotum, and scutellum very pale ochraceous; eyesblack; antennae with the basal joint pale ochraceous, secondjoint piceous, subapically annulated with pale ochraceous,third and fourth joints dull greyish; hemelytra hyaline, mar-gins of the clavus and cuneus, costal margin of corium andmargins of membranal cell more or less virescent; bodybeneath very pale ochraceous ; legs stramineous, apices of,the tarsi black; head centrally finely medially impressed;eyes prominent, exserted, well separated from the anteriormargins of the pronotum; antennas with the first joint a littlelonger than head, second about half as long again as first;profotum with a narrow anterior collar, transversely con-stricted before middle and enclosing two callosities, posteriorarea tumid, thickly somewhat finely punctate; cuneus very.long, almost reaching the membranal apex.

Length 6 mm.Habs Ceylon; Peradeniya (Green).Distinct from the other described species of Prodromus by

the length of the cuneus.

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APOLLODOTUS, gen. nov.Head half as long as broad, very broad between eyes,

anteriorly perpendicularly deflected, medially longitudinallyimpressed, transversely impressed behind eyes and narrowedto base; eyes small and placed near apex of head and longlyremoved from base; antenna with the basal joint thickened,about as long as head, second joint moderately thickened,more than twice as' long as first, third longer than fourthl,together little more than hlalf 'the length of second; pronoturnabout half as long as breadth at base, with a narrow anteriorcollar behind which are two transverse constrictions enclosingan area which is centrally carinate and contains a smooth cal-losity on each side, very strongly narrowed from base to head,the lateral margins straightly oblique; scutelium gibbous,shortly acute at upper posterior angle; corium (excludingcuneus) short, broad, about as long as head arid pronotaintogether, the costal margin a little convexly dilated ; cuneusEshort and broad, the cuneal fracture profound; legs of mode-rate length, the posterior tibiae as long as corium and cuneustogether, posterior tarsi with the first joint longer tlhasecond.

Allied to AngerianusS, Dist., but shorter, broader, headmuch shorter and less exserted, pronotum much broader andmore regularly narrowed; scutellum distinct.

Apollodotus prcefectus, sp. n.

Head obscure ochraceous, centrally and behind the eyesmarked with black; antenna with the first joint black,second joint ochraceous, with the apical area black, third andfourth obscure ochiraceous; pronotum black, coarsely punc-tate, a central longitudinal line, lateral margins and theapical basal margins more or less ochraceous; scutellumblack ; clavus black, with a large dull ochraceous spot nearmiddle ; coriurn subhyaline, with blackish spots, the twolargest forrning a transverse fascia near middle; cuneus andmembranal cells margined with piceous; membrane paleh1yaline, longly passing the abdominal apex; body beneathand legs-Khlack) apices of the femora and basal areas of theintermuediaie and posterior femora ochraceous, tibia and' tarsiochraceous; abdomen beneath with two ochraceous spots oneach side beyond middle; other structural characters as ingeneric diagnosis. -

Length 34 mmn.flab, Ceylon; Eppawala (Green),

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