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Wanz. ix. 244 (1851).
Actorus, Burm. Handb. ii. 327 (1835) ; H. Sch. Wanz. vi. 99

(1842).
Micrelytrum, Ramb. F. And. ii. (1841 ?).

1. MICRELYTRA fossularum.

Cimex fossularum, Rossi, F. E. ii. 253. 1354 (1790).
Gerris fossularum, Fab. E. S. Supp. 543. 5 (1798).
Hydrometra fossularum, Fab. S. R. 259. 9 (1803).
Alydus apterus, L. Duf. Reck. 41. 2. pi. 2. fig. 1-8 (1827).
Actorus fossularum, Burm. Handb. ii. 327 (1835) ; H. Sch. Wanz.

vi. lOl.t. 213. fig. 672 (1842).

Micrelytrum fossularum, Ramb. F. And. ii. 130(1841 ?).
Micrelytra fossularum, Am. Sf Serv. Hem. 231. l.pl.5.fig.4(1843).

a. Spain. Presented by B. Frend, Esq.

b. Italy.

Family 6. STENOCEPHALID^B.

Head triangular, lateral lobes produced in front of the anten-
niferous tubercles and meeting before the intermediate lobe.



HEMIPTEBA. 481

Eyes moderate, not very prominent. Ocelli more or less ap-
proximated. Antennae with the apical joint longer than the pre-
ceding.

TABLE OF GENERA.

I. First joint of the antennae not longer than

the head; body somewhat ovate .... 1. STENOCEPHALUS.

II. First joint of the antennae longer than

the head; body very elongate 2. LEPTOCORISA.

Genus L STENOCEPHALUS.

Cimex, p., Scop. Ent. Cam. (1763); Rossi, F. Etr. ii. (1790);
Schr. F. B. ii. (1801).

Lygseus, p., Fab. Ent. Syst. iv. (1794).

Coreus, p., Fab. Syst. Rh. (1803); Schitt. Beitr. i. (1829).

Stenocephalus, Lat. Fam. Nat. 421 (1825) ; Lap. Hem. 31 (1832);
Burm. Handb. ii. 328 (1835) ; H. Sch. Wanz. iii. 54 (1836) &
ix. 244 (1851); Spin. Hem. 196 (1837) $ Tav. Sin. Hem. 41
(1850); Ramb. F. And. ii. 129 (1841?); Am. $r Serv. Hem.
228(1843).

Dicranomerus, Hahn, Wanz. i. (1831) ; H. Sch. Nom. Ent. i. 35
& 42 (1835).

1. STENOCEPHALUS agilis.

Cimex agilis, Scop. Ent. Cam. 126. 366 (1763) ; Schr. F. B. ii.

82. 1125 (1801).
Cimex nugax, Fab. Sp. Ins. ii. 366. 171 (1781) ; Rossi, F. E. ii.

246. 1333 (1790).
Lygams nugax, Fab. E. S. iv. 162. 93 (1794) ; Wolff, Ic. dm.

30. t. 3. fig. 30(1800).
Coreus nugax, Fab. S. R. 200. 42 (1803); Lam. Hist. Nat. iii.

495. 4 (1816); L. Duf. Rech. 37. 4 (1827); SchilL Beitr. 48.

11. t. 5. fig. 2(1829).

Dicranomerus nugax, Hahn, Wanz. i. 22. t. 3. fig. 13 (1831).
Dicranomerus neglectus et nugax, H. Sch. Nom. Ent. i. 42 & 74

(1835).
Stenocephalus nugax, Burm. Handb. ii. 328. 1 (1835) ; Ramb. F.

And. ii. 129 (1841?) ; Am. $ Serv. Hem. 228. 1 (1843).
Var. Stenocephalus neglectus, H. Sch. Wanz. iii. 55. t. 89. fig. 272

(1836).
Geoff. Ins. i. 449. 26.

a. Italy. Presented by Dr. Dowler.

b. Italy.

c. France.

d. S. of France. Presented by Francis Walker, Esq.

e. Europe. From Mr. Children's Collection.



482 HEMIPTERA.

2. STENOCEPHALUS caiFer, n. s.

S. precedent! affinis; pedibus luteo-albidis, femoribus posticis
apice nigricantibus ; antennarum articulo basali nigricanti,
secundo testaceo, tertio fusco, basi testaceo, quarto basi albido,
apice fusco. S ? .
Long. lin. 5-6|.

Above pale brown, thickly and finely punctured with brown.
Scutellum with a whitish point at the tip. Abdomen above red,
with the margins brown, spotted with white at the junction of the
segments ; beneath brown, somewhat opaque, with a few scat-
tered whitish points. Breast brown, shining, thickly and rather
strongly punctured. Legs yellowish white, with the tarsi brownish
and the tips of the posterior thighs blackish. Rostrum yellowish
white, with the last two joints blackish. Antennae with the basal
joint black ; second testaceous ; third blackish, with the base
testaceous ; fourth whitish at the base, brownish at the apex,
a. S. Africa. Presented by Dr. Andrew Smith.

3. STENOCEPHALUS insularis, n. s.

S. pallide fuscus, punctatus; pedibus rostroque testaceis; anten-
nis pallide viridi-fuscis, articulo ultimo fusco. $ .
Long. lin. 4J.

Pale brown, thickly and finely punctured. Eyes black ; ocelli
red. Abdomen above fulvous, with the margins brownish, with
pale spots. Body beneath brown. Abdomen impunctate.
Breast thickly and rather finely punctured. Legs and rostrum
testaceous. Antennae as long as the body, pale brownish green,
with the apical joint brown.

a. Galapagos Islands. Presented by Charles Darwin, Esq.

Genus 2. LEPTOCORISA.

Cimex, p., DeG. Mem. iii. (1773).
Gerris, p., Fab. Syst. Eh. (1803).
Myodocha, p., Lat. Gen. iii. 126 (1807) ; Lam. Hist. Nat. iii. 496

(1816).
Leptocorisa, Lat. Fam. Nat. 421 (1825) $ Cuv. R. An. v. 197

(1829); Lap. Hem. 25 (1832); Spin. Hem. 194 (1837) # Tav.

Sin. Hem. 42(1850).

Myodochus, p., Oliv. Enc. Meth. viii. (1811).
Myodochus, Burm. Handb. ii. 325 (1835) ; H. Sch. Wanz. viii. 94

(1846).
Stenocoris, H. Sch. Wanz. ix. 244 & 275 (1851).



HEMIPTERA. 483

L LEPTOCORISA chinensis, n. s.

L. testacea, punetata, abdomine albido; pedibus pallide fulvis,
tarsis apice nigris ; antennis corpore longioribus, fulvis, articulo
basali extus apiceque, 2do et 3tio apice, nigris, ultimo fusco,
basi fulvo. $ .
Long. lin. 7-8.

Testaceous. Head impunctate, with a black line on each side.
Eyes black; ocelli pale. Thorax greenish, thickly and finely
punctured, with the lateral margins whitish, a small brown spot
on each lateral angle and a black spot on each anterior angle.
Scutellum faintly punctured and with two short impressed lines
near the middle of the base. Coriaceous portion of the elytra
finely punctured with brown, with the outer margin and the ner-
vures whitish ; membrane brownish, semitransparent, with a black
spot on the inner basal angle. Body beneath yellowish white ;
abdomen impunctate ; breast thickly punctured ; antepectus
greenish. Legs pale fulvous ; tibiae sometimes black at the base
and apex ; tarsi black at the apex. Rostrum with the two basal
joints whitish ; the two apical joints fulvous, with the tip of the
last joint black. Antennas with the basal joint fulvous, black ex-
ternally and at the apex ; second and third joints black, fulvous
at the base ; last joint brown, with the base fulvous.

a. China. Presented by G. T. Lay, Esq.

b. .

2. LEPTOCORISA brevicornis, n. s.

L. testacea, punctata, subtus albida; abdominis dorso rubro,
utrinque et ad apicem nigro, marginibus flavis ; antennis cor-
pore brevioribus, testaceis, articulo ultimo nigro, tertio sub-
sequali. <? ? .
Long. lin. 7-

Very elongate; above testaceous. Head impunctate; eyes
black ; ocelli red. Thorax very little narrowed in front, greenish ;
anterior portion impunctate, posterior very thickly and finely
punctured. Scutellum minutely punctured. Coriaceous portion
of the elytra rather strongly punctured ; membrane transparent,
brownish. Abdomen above red, with the sides and apex black,
the margins yellow. Body beneath whitish. Abdomen with a
blackish line down each side and a narrow blackish central line ;
second (apparent basal) segment with two pairs of black points
on the disc; third, fourth and fifth segments with pairs of similar
points near the base. Breast thickly and finely punctured ;
sternum with a narrow central furrow. Legs pale greenish, finely
punctured with brown ; tarsi dusky. Rostrum whitish, with the



484 HEMIPTERA.

tip black. Antennae shorter than the body, testaceous, with the
apical joint about equal in length to the preceding, black.

a. New Holland. Presented by Sir John Richardson, M.D.

b. New Holland.

c. Swan River. Presented by Sir John Richardson, M.D.

3. LEPTOCORISA varicornis.

Gerris varicornis, Fab. S. R. 260. 2 (1803); Wolff, Ic. dm. 202.

t. 20. fig. 196 (1811).
Coreus (Stenocephalus) varicornis, Burm. Nova Acta Ac. Leop.

xvi. Supp. 298. 25 (1834).
Myodochus varicornis, Burm. Handb. ii. 325. 1 (1835).

a. Philippine Islands. From Mr. Cuming's Collection.

4. LEPTOCORISA apicalis.
Leptocorisa apicalis, Hope, Cat. 18 (1842).

a. Sierra Leone. Presented by the Rev. D. F. Morgan.

5. LEPTOCORISA tipuloides.

Cimex tipuloides, DeG. Mem. iii. 354. 28. pi. 35. fig. 18 (1773).
Myodochus tipuloides, Oliv. Enc. viii. 106. 2 (1811); Burm.

Handb. ii. 325. 2 (1835).
Myodocha tipuloides, Lat. Gen. iii. 126 (1807); Lam. Hist. Nat.

iii. 497. 1 (1816).

Leptocorisa tipuloides, Am. fy Serv. Hem. 229. 1 (1843).
Leptocorisa furcifera, Hope, Cat. 18 (1842).

a. Brazil. From Mr. Children's Collection.

b. Rio de Janeiro. Presented by J. P. G. Smith, Esq.

6. LEPTOCORISA maculiventris, n. s.

L. fulvo-testacea, fusco-punctata, subtus albida ; abdomine utrin-

que serie macularum fuscarum. <? .

Long. lin. 8.

Above fulvo-testaceous. Head impunctate, pointed and not
.furcate at the apex. Eyes brown. Thorax thickly and finely
punctured with brown, with the anterior portion impunctate.
Coriaceous portion of the elytra punctured ; the punctures of the
inner portion brown ; membrane transparent, nearly colourless,
with a brown curved streak on the inner margin, within the basal
angle. Wings transparent, with the nervures brownish. Abdo-
men above reddish orange. Body beneath yellowish white. Ab-
domen impunctate, with a row of four brown spots on each side.
Breast thickly punctured. Legs testaceous, with the tips of the
tarsi brownish. Rostrum yellowish white, with the tip black.
Antennae with the basal joint fulvous ; remainder wanting.



HEMIPTERA. 485

.Family 7 '. COREIUJS.

Head either square or triangular. Antennae with the basal
joint as long as, or longer than, the head*, the apical joint
shorter than the preceding, and generally thickened.

Homeocerides, p., Syromastides, Acanthocorides, p., Alydides, p.,
et Coreides, Am. fy Serv. Hem. (1843).

TABLE OF GENERA.

I. Thighs either unarmed or heset through-
out with fine spines ; posterior pair
not thickened.

A. Body elongated, linear.

a. Antennae with the basal joint thick-
est, not clavate; the remainder be-
coming gradually thinner to the
apex of the antenna.

1. Basal joint of the antennae not

longer than the head 1. CHOROSOMA.

2. Basal joint of the antennae
nearly as long as the head and
thorax ; central lobe of the head

much produced and pointed . . 2. ACESTRA.

b. Antennae very slender, with the
basal joint clavate, and the apical
joint ovate ; thighs clavate.

1. Head with a lamella between

the bases of the antennae 3. NEIDES.

2. Head short, without a lamella. . 4. METACANTHUS.

B. Body broad, more or less ovate or
foliaceous.

a. Body dilated, foliaceous 5. PHYLLOMORPHA.

b. Body more or less ovate.

1 . Head unarmed in front.

a. Antennae very long and slen-
der, with the basal joint very
long, and suddenly clavate at
the apex 6. HYDARA.

/3. Antennae shorter and stouter,
with the basal joint stout, not
suddenly clavate.
* Rostrum rather long, reach-
ing or passing the middle

* In one species of the genus Chorosoma, the basal joint of the an-
tennae is shorter than the head.



486 HEMIPTERA.

of the mesosternuin ; abdo-
men rather narrow, convex.

a. Head filled up between
the antenniferous tuber-
cles 7. GONOCERUS.

b. Head emarginate in front. 8. CERATOPACHYS.
f Rostrum short, scarcely

passing the anterior coxae
and resting its point in a
notched process of the an-
terior margin of the meso-
sternum ; abdomen dilated,

flat 9. DISCOGASTER.

2. Head spinous in front.

a. Basal joint of the antennae t

cylindrical.

* Meso- and metasternum
furnished with a distinct
canal with raised margins,
for the reception of the ros-
trum 10. AULACOSTERNUM.

t Sternum without a canal.

a. Antenniferous tubercles

spinous externally .... 11. ANAS A.

b. Antenniferous tubercles
unarmed ; central lobe

spinous 12. SETHENIRA.

/3. Basal joint of the antennae
prismatic.

* Antenniferous tubercles un-
armed; central lobe spinous. 13. VERLUSIA.

t Antenniferous tubercles spi-
nous.

a. Spines of the antenni-
ferous tubercles external. 14. COREUS.

b. Spines internal, conver-
gent 15. SYROMASTES.

II. Posterior thighs more or less spinous
beneath, generally thickened.

A. Head with an emargination between
the antenniferous tubercles, which are

spinous internally 16. CHARIESTERUS.

B. Head filled up between the antenni-
ferous tubercles.

a. Membrane with longitudinal ner-
vures.



HEMIPTERA. 487

1 . Posterior tibiae simple.

a. Antennas slender, smooth . . 17- CLAVIGRALLA.
/3. Antennas stout, rough and

hairy 20. DASYCORIS.

2. Posterior tibiae dilated 18. ACANTHOCORTS.

b. Membrane with reticulated ner-

vures 19. CHCEROMMATUS.



Genus 1. CHOROSOMA.

Coreus, p., Fall. Mon. dm. (1807).

Rhopalus, p., Schill.Beitr.i. (1829); H. Sch. Nom.Ent. i.(1835);

Kol. Mel. Ent. ii. (1845).
Corizus, p., Fall Hem. Suec. (1829); Zett. Ins. Lapp. (1840);

H. Sch, Wanz. ix. (1851).
Chorosoma, Curt. B. E. vii. 297 (1830) ; Am. fy Serv. Hem. 231

(1843); Spin. Tav. Sin. Hem. 42 (1850); H. Sch. Wanz. ix.

245 (1851).
Myrmus, Hahn, Wanz. i. 81 (1831) ; Burm. Handb. ii. 312 (1835).

1. CHOROSOMA miriformis.

Coreus miriformis, Fall. Mon. dm. 60. 8 (1807).

Lygaeus micropterus, Burrell, Ent. Trans, i. 73. pi. 3 (1807).

Rhopalus miriformis, Schill.Beitr. i. 54. 6 (1829); H. Sch. ConL

Panz. F. G. 121. 11 & 12, # Nom. Ent. i. 43 & 75 (1835).
Corizus miriformis, Fall. Hem. Suec. 44. 4. (1829); Zett. F. Ins.

Lapp. i. 467. 3 (1832) $ Ins. Lapp. 261. 3 (1840).
Chorosoma microptera, Curt. B. E. vii. 297. 2 (1830).
Myrmus miriformis, Hahn, Wanz. i. 82. 1. 13. fig. 46 & 47 (1831);

Burm. Handb. ii. 312. 1 (1835).
Myrmus, Amyot, Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 2 me ser. iii. 485. 102.

a. S. of France. Presented by Francis "Walker, Esq.

b. Europe. From Mr. Children's Collection.

c. Polish Ukraine. Presented by Dr. Dowler.

2. CHOROSOMA Schillingii.

Rhopalus Schillingii (Schumm.), Schill. Beitr. 55. 7 (1829);

H. Sch. Nom. Ent. i. 42 & /5 (1835) $ Wanz. iv. 74. t. 13L

fig. 402 (1839).

Chorosoma Arundinis, Curt. B. E. vii. pi. 297 (1830).
Myrmus Schillingii, Burm. Handb. ii. 312. 2 (1835).
Chorosoma Schillingii, Am. fy Serv. Hem. 231. 1 (1843).
Rhopalus Arundinis, Kolen, Mel. Ent. ii. 57. 17 (1845).
Chorosoma, Amyot, Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 2 me ser. iii. 484. 101.
a. France. Presented by Francis Walker, Esq.



488 HEMIPTERA.

Genus 2. ACESTRA, n. g.

Head elongated, pointed in front, with the central lobe pro-
jecting beyond the apex of the lateral lobes in the form of along,
pointed process ; lateral margins, from the antenniferous tubercles
to the base of the head, nearly parallel. Eyes small, not promi-
nent; ocelli small, approximated, placed close to the anterior
margin of the prothorax. Antennae long, four-jointed; basal
joint nearly as long as the head and thorax together, stout,
thickened towards the apex ; second joint about as long as the
first, slender, slightly thickened towards the base, thinner than
the first; first and second joints clothed with long soft hairs;
third joint about half as long as the second, thinner, clothed with
very fine soft hairs; last joint wanting. Rostrum long and
slender, reaching the middle of the metasternum, inserted on a
level with the apices of the lateral lobes of the head ; four-jointed ;
basal joint not reaching the base of the head, second joint long-
est, third shortest, fourth nearly as long as the first. The other
characters as in Chorosoma.

1. ACESTRA sinica, n. s. PI. XIV. fig. 4.

A. luteo-testacea, supra punctatissima ; ventris linea media tenui
longitudinali, rostroque apice, nigricantibus. <? .
Long. lin. 7i-

Yellowish testaceous. Head and thorax very thickly and mi-
nutely punctured ; produced portion of the central lobe of the
head clothed with long soft whitish hairs ; vertex with a short
longitudinal impressed line in front of the eyes, and a small pit
before the ocelli. Coriaceous portion of the elytra with lines of
fine punctures along the course of the nervures; membrane
semitransparent. Breast thickly and finely punctured. Abdo-
men with a slender blackish line down the centre ; smooth, with
three approximated brownish punctures on each side of the black
central line at the base of the second and third segments, and
three similar punctures on each side of the fourth and fifth seg-
ments within the apical angles. Rostrum with the apex black.
a. China. Presented by G. T. Lay, Esq.

Genus 3. NEIDES.

Cimex, p., Linn. Syst. Nat. i. (1767); Schr. F. B. ii. (1801).
Gerris, p., Fab. Ent. Syst. iv. (1794) ; Fall. Mon. dm. (1807).
Neides, Lat. Hist. Nat. iii. 246 (1802) & xii. (1804) # Gen. iii.

120 (1807) ; Olw. Enc. MetJi. viii. 163 (1811) ; Curt. B. E. iv.

150 (1827); Spin. Hem. 203 (1837) $ Tav. Sin. Hem. 42 (1850).
Berytus, p., Fab. Syst. Rh. 264 (1803); Schitt. Beitr. i. 55 (1829) ;



HEMIPTERA. 489

Fall. Hem. Suec. 164 (1829); Hahn, Wanz. i. 132 (1831); H,
Sch. Norn. Ent. i. 36 & 43 (1835) $ Wanz. ix.242 & 266 (1851);
Burm. Handb. ii. 313 (1835); Kol. Mel. Ent. ii. 67 (1845).
Neides, Am. % Serv. Hem. 233 (1843).

1. NEIDES tipularia.

Cimex tipularius, Linn. F. S. 973 (1761) <$ S. N. i. 733. 120

(1767) ; Schr. F. B. ii. 98. 1168 (1801).
Gerris tipularius, Fab. E. S. iv. 192. 18 (1794); Fall. Mon. dm

118. 7 (1807).
Berytus tipularius, Fab. S. R. 264. 1 (1803) ; Wolff, Jc. Cim.

204. t. 20. fig. 198 (1811); Fall. Hem. Suec. 165. 1 (1829);

Sckill. Beitr. 56. 1. t. 7. fig. 3 a (1829) ; Hahn, Wanz. i. 133.

t. 21. fig. 68 (1831); H. Sch. Norn. Ent. i. 43 & 75 (1835) ;

Burm. Handb. ii. 313. 1 (1835).
Neides tipularia, Lat. Gen. in, 120. 1 (1807) ; Oliv. Enc. viii. 163.

1. pi. 374. fig. 1 (1811); Spin. Hem. 204. 1 (1837); Am. &

Serv. Hem. 233. 1 (1843).
Neides, Amyot, Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 2 me ser. iii. 477- 91.

a. Europe. From Mr. Children's Collection.

b. S. of France. Presented by Francis Walker, Esq.

2. NEIDES clavipes.

Gerris clavipes, Fab. E. S. iv. 192. 20 (1794); Fall. Mon. Cim.

118. 2 (1807).
Berytus clavipes, Fab. S. R. 265. 2 (1803) ; Fall. Hem. Suec. 165.

2 (1829) ; Schill. Beitr. 56. 2. t.?. fig. 3b (1829); Hahn, Wanz.

i. 135. t. 21. fig. 69 (1831); H. Sch. Cont. Panz. F. G. 135.

6 a. 8f Nom. Ent. i. 43 & 75 (1835); Burm. Handb. ii. 313.2

(1835).
Neides clavipes, Oliv. Enc. viii. 163. 3 (1811); Spin. Hem. 205

(1837); Am. $ Serv. Hem. 234. 2 (1843).
Berytus, Amyot, Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 2 me ser. iii. 477- 92.
" a. Europe. From Mr. Children's Collection.

Genus 4. METACANTHUS.

Neides, p., Curt. B. E. iv. 150 (1827); Spin. Hem. (1837).
Berytus, p., H. Sch. Nom,. Ent. (1835) ; Burm. Handb. ii. (1835).
Berytus, Am. fy Serv. Hem. 232 (1843).

Metacanthus, A. Costa, Atti del R. 1st, Nap. vii. 258 (1848)
(Schaum, Bericht, 1849, 297).

1. METACANTHUS punctipes.

Berytus punctipes, Germ. F. Ins. Eur. 7. 21 ; H. Sch. Nom. Ent.
i. 43 & 75 (1835).

z



490 HEMIPTERA.

Neides elegans, Curt. B. E. iv. 150 (1827); Spin. Hem. 206

(1837).
Berytus elegans, Burm. Handb. ii. 313. 3 (1835); Am. fy Serv.

Hem. 232. 1 (1843).

Senuma, Amyot, Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 2 me ser. iii. 4/6. 89.
a. England. Presented by J. C. Dale, Esq.

2. METACANTHUS pulchellus, n. s.

M. pallidus, punctatus; thorace linea elevata, media albida;
scutello spina erecta; pedibus antennisque nigro vel fusco
annulatis, harum articulo ultimo nigro. $ .
Long. lin. 2.

Pale testaceous. Head impunctate, brownish, with the sides
and a longitudinal central line whitish. Thorax thickly and
finely punctured, with three whitish tubercles forming a trans-
verse line near the anterior margin, and a raised whitish line run-
ing down the centre of the thorax, and terminating in a large
tubercle at the posterior margin. Scutellum with a long, up-
right, slightly crooked, whitish spine. Elytra semitransparent
throughout ; wings transparent. Legs whitish, with numerous
minute brown or blackish rings ; clubs of the thighs and tips of
the tarsi brown. Antennae whitish, with numerous brown rings
similar to those on the legs ; second and third joints about equal ;
apical joint short, ovate, black.

a. N. India. From Capt. Boys' Collection.

3. METACANTHUS pectoralis, n. s.

M. fusco-testaceus, punctatus ; capite subtus, pectoreque medio
nigris ; antennarum articulis primo et secundo, nigro-annulatis,
ultimo nigro apice pallido.
Long. lin. 4.

Brownish testaceous, somewhat fulvous. Eyes black. Thorax
thickly and finely punctured, with an impunctate space close to
the anterior margin, and a narrow, elevated, impunctate longitu-
dinal central line, terminating at the posterior margin in a strong
tubercle. Coriaceous portion of the elytra finely punctured, with
the nervures reddish ; membrane brownish, semitransparent.
Wings semitransparent, brownish. Abdomen wanting. Breast
with the disc black, the sides brownish, thickly punctured ; coxae
and trochanters pale yellow; legs wanting. Head beneath black
in the middle, with the sides testaceous. Rostrum testaceous,
with the apical joint brown. Antennae somewhat approximated
at the base ; first joint longest, nearly as long as the second and
third together, pale testaceous, annulated with black; second



HEMIPTERA. 491

and third joints testaceous, second considerably shorter than the
third, and annulated with black towards its base ; fourth joint
nearly as long as the second, black, with the apex pale.
a. . From Mr. Children's Collection.



Genus 5. PHYLLOMORPHA.

Acanthia, p., Fab. Ent. Syst. iv. (1794).

Coreus, p., Fab. Syst. Rh. (1803) ; Lot. Nouv. Diet. d'Hist. Nat.

viii. (1817).

Syromastes, p., Lot. Cuv. R. A. v. 196 note (1829).
Phyllomorpha, Lap. Hem. 47 (1832); H. Sch. Norn. Ent.'i. 35

& 41 (1835) $ Wanz. ix. 242 & 264 (1851); Spin. Hem. 209

(1837); Guer. Diet. Pitt. d'Hist. Nat.-, Westw.Arc. Ent. i. 7

(1842) ; Kol. Mel. Ent. ii. 44 (1845).
Phyllomorphus, Burn. Handb. ii. 310 (1835).
Craspedum, Ramb. F. And. ii. (1841?).
Craspedum, Pephricus et Phyllomorpha, Am. fy Serv. Hem. 234

& 235 (1843).



* Body divided into lobes ; posterior margin of the thorax pro-
duced into two membranous lobes. (PHYLLOMORPHA, Am.

$ Serv.)

1. PHYLLOMORPHA laciniata.

imex laciniatus, De Vill. Linn. Ent. i. 493 (1789).

Coreus paradoxus, Wolff, Ic. dm. 190. t. 19. fig. 184 (1811).

Coreus hystrix, La. Nouv. Diet. d'Hist. Nat. viii. 55. pi. 21 B.

fig. 8 (1817).

Phyllomorpha histrix, H. Sch. Norn. Ent. i. 41 & 73 (1835).
Phyllomorphus laciniatus, Burm. Handb. ii. 310. 1 (1835).
Phyllomorpha laciniata, Guer. Diet. Pitt. d'Hist. Nat. pi. 673.

fig. 4, $ Rev. Zool. 1839, 231 (1839) ; Am. $ Serv. Hem. 236.

1 (1843).
Phyllomorpha erinaceus, H. Sch. Wanz. vi. 103. t. 214. f. 673

(1842).

Craspedum laciniatum, Ramb. F. And. ii. 139 (1841 ?).
Phyllomorpha paradoxa, Kolen. Mel. Ent. ii. 44. 2? (1845).
Craspedum, Amyot, Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 2 me ser. iii. 478. 93.

a. S. of France.

b. Bretagne.

c. Albania. Presented by W. Wilson Saunders, Esq,

z2



492 HEMIPTEBA.

t Body divided into lobes j posterior margin of the thorax not
lobate. (PEPHRICUS, Am. fy Serv.)

2. PHYLLOMORPHA paradoxa.

Cimex paradoxus, Sparm. Voy. ii. 201. pi. . f . 5, & Act. Holm.

1777.

Acanthia paradoxa, Fab. E. S. iv. 73. 24 (1794).
Coreus paradoxus, Fab. S. R. 194. 14 (1803).
Phyllomorphus paradoxus, Burm. Handb. ii. 310. 2 (1835).
Phyllomorpha paradoxa, Guer. Did. Pitt. d'Hist. Nat. pi. 673.

fig. 5, <y Rev. Zool. 232. 3 (1839); Westw. Arc. Ent.i. 7. 1. pi. 2.

fig. 1 (1842).

Pephricus paradoxus, Am. fy Serv. Hem. 235. 1 (1843).
Stall, Pun. 61.pl. 14. fig. 101.

a. S. Africa. Presented by Dr. Andrew Smith.
b. .

3. PHYLLOMORPHA capicola.

Phyllomorpha capicola, Westw. Arc. Ent. i. 8. 2. pi. 2. f. 2 (1842).
a. Africa.

J Body not divided into lobes ; posterior margin of the thorax not
lobate. (CRASPEDUM, Am. fy Serv.)

4. PHYLLOMORPHA Latreillei.

Syromastes phyllomorpha, Latr. Cuv. R. A. iii. 438. 3. pi. 19. f. 3

(1829).
Phyllomorpha Latreillei, Guer. Diet. Pitt. d'Hist. Nat. pi. 673.

fig. 6 Sf Rev. Zool. 233 (1839) ; Westw. Arc. Ent. i. 8. 3. pi. 2.

f. 3 (1842).

Craspedum phyllomorpha, Am. fy Serv. Hem. 234. 1 (1843).
a. Senegal. From Mr. Westwood's Collection.

Genus 6. HYDARA, n. g.

Head quadrangular, a little longer than broad, with the fore-
head slightly prominent. Eyes moderate ; ocelli distant, placed
near the eyes. Antennae very long and slender ; basal joint longer
than the head and thorax together, slender, suddenly clavate at
the apex ; second joint much shorter ; third joint about as long
as the first; second and third joints cylindrical, slender, very
slightly thickened at the apex ; fourth joint wanting. Rostrum
reaching the posterior coxae, slender; basal joint reaching the
base of the head ; second joint very little longer ; third shortest ;
fourth shorter than the first. Body elongate, with the sides



HEMIPTERA. 493

nearly straight. Thorax spinous. Scutellum small. Membrane



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