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LIST



SPECIMENS



HEMIPTEROUS INSECTS



THE COLLECTION



BRITISH MUSEUM.



PART I.



LONDON:

PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES.
1851.



LIBRARY



PRINTED BY RICHARD TAYLOR,
RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET.



MAIN LIBRARY AGRJC.







INTRODUCTION.



THE principal object of the present Catalogue has been to
give a complete list of the Specimens of Hemipterous In-
sects contained in the Collection of the British Museum,
indicating at the same time the peculiarities of each, as re-
gards variation of character, locality, and the source from
whence it has been derived. With this view, the different
individuals of each species contained in the Collection are
indicated by the letters , 6, c, &c., following the name of
the species and its synonyms, and the description, if it ap-
peared to have been before undescribed.

This part of the Catalogue of Hemipterous Insects has
been prepared, and the new species described, by Mr. W.
S. DALLAS, so well known for his attention to this Order
of Insects.

The more interesting of the new genera are figured in
the Plates at the end of the Catalogue.

The remaining Parts are in hand, and will follow as soon
as they can be completed.



JOHN EDWARD GRAY.



British Museum,

July 1st, 1851.



M71782



CATALOGUE OF HEMIPTERA.



Order HEMIPTERA.

Mouth consisting of a 3- or 4 -jointed rostrum, containing
within it 4 setae, arising from the anterior portion of the lower
surface of the head.

Wings 4 ; the anterior pair (elytra) divided generally into two
distinct portions, of which the basal is coriaceous, the apical
membranous ; the membranous portion is sometimes wanting.
Second pair of wings membranous, sometimes wanting. Tarsi
of 1-3 joints. Metamorphosis incomplete.

Hemiptera, p., Linn. Syst.. Nat. i. (1758); Geoff. Ins. i. 410

(1764).

Proboscidea, Scop. Ent. Cam. 112 (1763).
Rhyngota, p., Fab, Syst. Ent. (1775).
Dermaptera, Eetz. (1783).

Hemimeroptera, p., Clairv. Ent. Helv.-4k%%798).
Hemipteres, p., Dum. Zool. Anal. 261 (1806).
Hemiptera-Heteroptera, Latr. Cons. 250 (1810) ; Dufour, Reck.

(1833); Spin. Hem. (1837); Kolenati,Mel.ii.42 (1845); Am.

fy Serv. Hem. 11 (1843).

Hemiptera, Leach, Ed. Enc. ix. 120 (1815) ; Lap. Hem. (1832).
Hemipteres-frontales, Lamb. Hist. Nat. iii. 486 (1816).
Hemiptera Frontirostria, Zetterstedt, Faun. Lapp. i. 459 (1828).
Rhynchota, p., Burm. Handb. ii. (1835).
Heteroptera, Westwood, Int. ii. 450 (1840).

Section I. GEOCORES.

Antennae not concealed in a cavity under the eyes, generally
projecting in front of the head, at least as long as the head and

B



2 HEMIPTERA.

frequently as long or longer than the whole body. Legs formed

for walking, either on land or on the surface of the water, but

never for swimming.

Cimex, Linn. S. IV.; Scop. Ent. Cam. (1763).

Cimicides, Lat. Hist. Nat. iii. 240 (1802); Lam. Hist. Nat. iii.

488 (1816); Zett. Faun. Lapp. i. 459 (1828); Fall. Hem.

Suec. 1. (1829).

Rhinostomes & Zoadelges, Dum. Zool Anal. 263 & 265 (1806).
Geocorisae, Latr.; Am. Serv. Hem. 14 (1843).
Terrestria, Leach, Ed. Enc. ix. 120 (1815).
Geocpres,^rm. Handb. ii. 2Q3 (1835).
Geoco?ss 'and Amph&icefti&es; Dufour, Reck. (1833).
Geocoryzefs" and Amphi&icoriEes, Spinola, Hem. (1837).
Auyooprisji, .Westyxwd) Int. ij. 462 (1840).

^- Geoc. Fenn. xxxvi. (1848).



Tribe I. SCUTATA.

Rostrum of 4 joints ; labrum long, reaching beyond the first
joint of the rostrum, transversely striated. Antennae of from
3-5 joints, inserted on the sides of the head; antenniferous
tubercles generally concealed by the margin of the upper surface
of the head. Ocelli 2, seldom wanting. Scutellum large, reach-
ing at least to the base of the membrane of the elytra.

Pentatoma, Olivier, Enc. iv. 25 (1789).

Cimex, Fab. Ent. Syst. iv. (1794).

Scutellera and Pentatoma, Lam. Syst. (1801); Latr. Gen. iii.

(1807).

Pentatomides, Leach, Ed. Enc. ix. 121 (1815).
Scutellerites and Pentatomites, Laporte, Hem. (1832).
Scutati, Eurm. Handb. ii. 343 (1835).
Pentatomites, Spinola, Hem. 260 (1837).
Scutelleridae, Westwood, Int. ii. 484 (1840).
Longiseuti, Am. fy Serv. Hem. 19 (1843); Sahib. Geoc. Fenn.

13 (1848).
Pentatomidae, Kolen. Mel. iv. (1846).

* SCUTELLEROIDES.

Scutellum very large, covering the whole inner margin of the
elytra.

Scutellera, Lam. Syst. 293 (1801); Lat. Gen. iii. 112 (1807)

Le P. 4r Serv. Enc. x. 409 (1825).
Tetyra Fab. Syst Rh. 128 (1803).
Thyreocoris, Schrank, Faun. Boica, ii. 69 (1803).
Scutellerida, Leach, Ed. Enc. ix. 121 (1815).



HEMIPTERA. 6

Scutellerites, Laporte, Hem. 66 (1832).
Pentatomites-Scutelleroides, Spinola, Hem. 357 (1837).
Schildwanzen, Germar, Zeits. i. 1 f 1839).
Orbiscuti, Am. Sf Serv. Hem. 23 (1843); Sahib. Geoc. Fenn. 14

(1848).
Scutellerae, Kolenati, Mel. iv. 3 (1846).

Fam. 1. PACHYCORID^E.

Thorax more or less hexagonal, its lateral angles being di-
stinctly marked. Head produced, forming a triangle with the
prothorax. Lateral lobes of the head not passing the central
one. Eyes sessile. Scutellum covering the whole of the elytra,
except a small portion of the base of the outer margin. Elytra
straight, not folded in at the base of the membrane.

Scutellerides and Pachycorides, Am. fy Serv. Hem. (1843).
Praanguli, p., Amyot, Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 2 me ser. iii.401 (1845).

TABLE OF GENERA.

I. Antennae 3-jointed .... 4. AUGOCORIS.
II. Antennae 4-jointed .... 10. TETRARTHRIA.
III. Antennae 5-jointed.
A. Second joint of the antennae
shorter than the third.

a. Breast with a central canal.

1. Thorax produced behind over the

base of the scutellum 1. COLEOTICHUS.

2. Thorax not produced, truncated

behind 2. SOLENOSTHEDIUM.

b. Breast not furnished with a canal.

1 . Head with the upper surface nearly
even ; the anterior portion continu-
ous with the vertex,
a. Head elongate, narrowed gra-
dually towards the front, lateral
margins nearly straight.

* Body ovate, scutellum rounded

at apex 6. TECTOCORIS.

t Body elongated, scutellum

truncated 7- CANTAO.

]8. Head shorter and broader, with
the apex rounded and the lateral
margins sinuate d.

* Abdomen not furnished with
silky spots on the penultimate
and antepenultimate segments.

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4 HEMIPTERA.

a. Abdomen with a distinct
central furrow, reaching be-
yond the middle of the belly.

** Body broad, ovate 5. PCECILOCORIS.

ft Body elongate 8. SCUTELLERA.

b. Ventral furrow wanting en-
tirely, or confined to the basal
segments of the abdomen.
** Second joint of the an-
tennae very short, not

length of third joint 12. CALLIDEA.

ft Second joint of the an-
tennae about half as long
as the third.

aa. Body elongate .... 11. LIBYSSA.
/3j3. Body ovate and con-
vex, or nearly hemi-
spherical,
aa. Scutellum covering

the entire abdomen . 3. SPH^EROCORIS.
bb. Abdomen project-
ing on each side . . 13. CHCEROCORIS.
t Abdomen with an oblong spot
of a peculiar silky texture on
each side, near the middle of
the penultimate and antepe-
nultimate segments.

a. Base of antennae visible . . 14. PACHYCORIS.

b. Base of antennae concealed
by the produced anterior

margin of the breast 16. HOM^EMUS.

2. Head with the anterior portion in-
clined at right angles to the vertex. 22. CYPTOCORIS.
B. Second joint of the antennae
as long or longer than the third.

a. Second joint very long, more than

three times as long as the third .... 9. PELTOPHORA.

b. Second joint never more than double
the length of the third ; the two joints
sometimes equal.

1. Sexual organs visible,
a. Base of antennae not concealed.
* Thorax with a transverse fur-
row 23. ZOPHOESSA.

t Thorax destitute of transverse
furrow.



HEMIPTERA. 5

a. Body ovate, broad.

** Head large, longer than

broad, rounded in front. .15. MACRAULAX,
tt Head small, triangular,

nearly equilateral, pointed

in front 17. SYMPHYLUS,

b. Body elongate 20. ALPHOCORIS.

j3. Base of antennae concealed by

the produced anterior margin of

the breast.

* Lateral angles of the thorax

very prominent and acute . . 18. HOTEA.
t Lateral angles of thorax ob-
tuse 19. ODONTOTARSUS.

2. Sexual organs concealed by the

apical segment of the abdomen . . 21. AGONOSOMA.

Genus 1. COLEOTICHUS.

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

Tetyra, p., Fab. Syst. Rh. (1803); Germ. Zeits. i. (1839).

Coleotichus, White, Ent. Trans, ul 88 (1842).

L COLEOTICHUS costatus,

Cimex costatus, Fab. E. S. iv. 87. 28 (1794); Don. South Sea

Ins. Hem. pi. 3. fig. 5 (1805).
Tetyra costata, Fab. S. R. 135. 34 (1803); Germ. Zeits. i. 74.

4 (1839).

a. New Holland. From Mr. Children's Collection.

b. New Holland, North Coast. Presented by Sir John

Richardson, M.D.

2. COLEOTICHUS unicolor, n. s.

C. pallide olivaceus, punctatus, immaculatus, antennis ferru-
gineis.
Long. lin. 7-

Entirely pale olive-green, above yellowish. Head very finely
punctured near the lateral margins and with two rows of fine
punctures on the central lobe ; eyes and ocelli red. Thorax and
scutellum very thickly and finely punctured ; thorax with a red-
dish streak on each side near the antero-lateral margins ; scu-
tellum with a raised longitudinal line in the centre, its lateral mar- .
gins waved, and the apical portion narrowly margined with black.
Abdomen smooth, shining, very faintly punctured ; each segment,
except the last, bearing a small punctured violet spot on each



O HEMIPTERA.

side near the stigmata. Thighs concolorous with the body ; tibiae
pale reddish brown ; tarsi and antennae ferruginous.

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

Genus 2. SOLENOSTHEDIUM.

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

Tetyra, p., Fab. Syst. Rh. (1803).

Scutellera, p., Eurm. Handb. ii. (1835).

Solenosthedium, Spin. Hem. 360 (1837).

Coeloglossa, Germ. Zeits. i. 130 (1839); H. Sch. Wanz. v. 59

(1839).
Solenostethium, Am. fy Serv. Hem. 26 (1843).

1. SOLENOSTHEDIUM lynceum.

Cimex lynceus, Fab. E. S. iv. 87. 29 (1794); Coqb. III. i. 39.

t. 10/fig. 7 (1799).

Tetyra lyncea, Fab. S. R. 180. 10. (1303).
Solenosthedium lynceum, Spin. Hem. p. 361 (1837).
Cceloglossa lyncea, Germ. Zeits. i. 131. 1 (1839); A. Costa,

Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. x. 307. pi. 6. fig. 11 (1841); H. Schdff.

Wanz. v. 60. t. 162. fig. 502 (1839).

Solenostethium lynceum, Am. Sf Serv. Hem. 26. 1 (1843).
Solenostethium, Amyot, Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 2 me ser. iii. 402

(1845).

a. Sicily. Presented by A. Melly, Esq.

b. Tangier. From Mr. Eraser's Collection.

2. SOLENOSTHEDIUM liligerum.

Cimex liligerus, Thunb. Nov. Ins. sp. 32 (1783).
Cimex furcifer, Fab. E. S. iv. 84. 19 (1794).
Tetyra furcifera, Fab S. R. 130. 11 (1803).
Scutellera furcifera, Eurm. Handb. ii. 395. 2 (1835).
Coeloglossa Sehestedii, Germ. Zeits. i. 132. 3 (1839).
Stoll, Pun. 40. pi. 9. fig. 59.

a. South Africa. Presented by Dr. A. Smith.

b. Cape of Good Hope. From Drege's Collection.

c. South Africa. From Argent's Collection.

d. From Mr. Children's Collection.

3. SOLENOSTHEDIUM Sehestedii.

Tetyra Sehestedii, Fab. S. R. 130. 9 (1803); Wolff, Ic. dm.
134. t. 13. fig. 128(1804).

a. Ashantee. From the Wesleyan Missionary Society.

b. Congo. Presented by Sir John Richardson, M,D.



HEMIPTERA. 7

4. SOLENOSTHEDIUM rubropunctatum.

Scutellera rubropunctata, Guer. Voy. Coq. ZooL ii. 157 (1830).

a. India ? Presented by General Hardwicke.

b. Hong Kong. Presented by J. C. Bo wring, Esq.

5. SOLENOSTHEDIUM attenuatum.

Pachycoris? attenuatus, Hope, Cat. 13 (1837).
Pachyeoris attenuates, Germ. Zeits. i. 108. 55 (1839).
a, b. Gambia. From Mr. Shuckard's Collection.

c. Gambia. From Mr. Kendall's Collection.

Genus 3. SPH.EROCORIS.

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

Tetyra, p., Fab. Syst. Rh. (1803).

Scutellera, p., Pal. Beauv. Ins. (1805).

Sphserocoris, Burm. Handb. ii. 391 (1835); Germ. Zeits. i. 73

(1839); Am. # Serv. Hem. 40 (1843).
Pachycoris, p., Germ. Zeits. i. (1839).

1. SPH^EROCORIS? unicolor, n. s.

S. ovatus, piceus, seneo-punctatissimus, antennis nigris, basi
pallidis.
Long. lin. 6-6|.

Ovate. Above deep pitchy brown, obscure, very thickly covered
with fine brassy green punctures. Head broad, with the sides
slightly emarginate. Eyes pale. Thorax very convex. Scutellum
about twice as long as the thorax, convex at the base, somewhat
flattened towards the apex. Elytra with the coriaceous portion
pitchy black, the exposed margins brownish, covered with brassy
green punctures. Membrane semitransparent, pale brown, iri-
descent. Abdomen pitchy black, with the disc impunctate, and
the sides moderately punctured; the anal apparatus and a spot
on the last segment brown. Breast pale brown, variegated with
dark brown, punctured. Legs brown, with the tibiae and tarsi
darker. Rostrum brown, darker at the apex. Antennae black,
with the basal joint pale brown, tipped with black.
a. Congo. Presented by Sir John Richardson.

2. SPH^EROCORIS? flavo-notatus., n. s.

S. ovatus, piceus, seneo-punctatissimus, subtus fuscescens ; tho-
race lineo arcuato, scutello marginibus lateralibus baseos, ma-
culisque 5, flavis.
Long. lin. 6.



8 HEMIPTERA.

Resembles the preceding in form and general colour. Thorax
with a broad, semicircular, yellow line, uniting the postero-lateral
margins and touching the anterior margin. Scutellum with the
basal half of the lateral margins yellow ; two spots of the same
colour on the disc about the middle, and three others across near
the apex, of which the lateral ones touch the outer margin. Ab-
domen beneath pale brown, with the sides finely punctured, the
disc smooth; stigmata black. Breast, legs, rostrum and basal
joint of antennae pale brown ; the remainder of the antennae, and
the apices of the tarsi, black.

a. Congo. Presented by Sir John Richardson.

3. SPH^EROCORIS ocellatus.

Tetyra ocellata, King, Symb. Phys. Dec. v. t. 43. fig. 1-3 (1834).
Sphaerocoris ocellatus, Burm. Handb. ii. 391. 1 (1835); Am. fy

Serv. Hem. 40. 1 (1843).
Pachycoris ocellatus, Germ. Zeits. 82. 1 (1839).

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

b. S. Africa. From Dr. Krauss's Collection.

c. Africa.

4. SPHAEROCORIS annulus.

Cimex annulus, Fab. E. S. iv. 82. 10 (1794).

Cimex Argus, Panz. Voet Col. iv. 111. 9. t.47- fig. 9 (1798).

Tetyra annulus, Fab. S. R. 132. 20 (1803) ; Schiodte, Kroy. Tijds.

iv. 289. 9 (1842).

Cimex Argus, Drury, Ins. iii. pi. 46. fig. 9 (1782).
Scutellera gibbosa, Pal. Beauv. Ins. 232. Hem. pi. 5. fig. 3

(1805).

Sphaerocoris annularis, Hope, Cat. 13 (1837).
Sphaerocoris annulus, H. Schdff. iii. 105. t. 106. fig. 330 (1836);

Am. fy Serv. Hem. 41. 2 (1843).

Pachycoris annulus et annularis, Germ. Zeits. i. 83. 2 & 3 (1839).
Sphaerocoris ocellatus, H. Schaff. Wanz. v. 49 (1839).
Stoll, Pun. 148. pi. 37. fig. 268.

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

b. Gambia. From Mr. Kendall's Collection.

c. Dix Cove, W. Africa. From Capt. Parry's Collection,

d. Africa. From Mr. Children's Collection.



5. SPHAEROCORIS Argus.

Cimex multipunctatus, Thunb. Nov. Ins. Sp. 30 (1783).
Cimex Argus, Fab. E. S. iv. 83. 15 (1794).
Tetyra Argus, Fab. S. R. 133. 24 (1803) ; Schiodte, Kroy. Tijds.
iv. 292. 10 (1842).



HEM1PTERA. 9

Sphserocoris Argus, Burm. Handb. ii. 391. 2 (1835); Germ.

Zeits. i. 76. 1 (1839).
Sphaerocoris simplex, H. Schaff. Wanz. iii. 104. t. 106. fig. 329

(1835); Germ. Silb. Rev. Ent. v. 189. 140 (1837).
Sphaerocoris impluviatus, Germ. Zeits. i. 77- 2 (1839); H. Sck.

Wanz. v. 49 & 52. t. 160. fig. 499 (1839).
Stall, Pun. 35. pi. 7. fig. 50, and 41. pi. 9. fig. 60.

a. S. Africa. Presented by Dr. A. Smith.

b. Port Natal, From Dr. Krauss's Collection.

c. Port Natal. From M. Gueinzius's Collection.

d. Cape of Good Hope. From M. Drege's Collection.

e. Dix Cove, W. Africa. From Capt. Parry's Collection.

f. Africa?

Var. j8. Cimex multipunctatus, Thunb.

f. S. Africa. Presented by Dr. A. Smith.
. Cape of Good Hope. From M. Drege's Collection.

6. SPHAEROCORIS pcecilus, n. s.

S. hemisphsericus, flavus; thorace maculis 4, scutello 11 (5. 4. 2),
fuscis, nigro-annulatis.
Long. lin. 4.

Subhemispherical. Above yellow, very finely and thickly punc-
tured. Head with the lateral margin, the base and two lines on
the vertex black. Thorax with the lateral angles emarginate ; a
short black line on each lateral angle and three small spots near
the anterior margin ; posterior margin with four large reddish -
brown spots annulated with black. Scutellum with eleven similar
spots; placed five at the base, the two lateral small and not
touching the margin ; four across near the middle, the lateral
ones touching the outer margin ; and two at the apex. Elytra
black, with the base of the outer margin yellow. Abdomen
beneath pale brown, with the apex testaceous, the sides finely
punctured, the centre smooth. Breast and legs pale testaceous;
tarsi pitchy. Rostrum testaceous, with the apex pitchy. An-
tennae black, with the basal joint, and the under surface of the
second, testaceous.

a. Gambia. From Mr. Shuckard's Collection.

7. SPHAEROCORIS punctarius.

Sphaerocoris punctaria et polysticta, Hope, Cat. 13 (1837).
Sphserocoris tigrinus, Germ. Zeits. i. 77. 3 (1839); H. ScJiaff.

Wanz. v. 8. t. 147. fig. 465 (1839).
Stall, Pun. 45. pi. 37. fig. 261.

a. S. Africa. Presented by Dr. A. Smith.

b. Port Natal. From Dr. Krauss's Collection.

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10 HEMIPTERA.

c. Cape of Good Hope. Presented by M. Serville.

d. Cape of Good Hope. From M. Drege's Collection.

e. Sierra Leone. Presented by the Rev. D. F. Morgan.
/. Gambia. From Mr. Shuckard's Collection.

8. SPELEROCORIS lateritius.

Sphserocoris lateritia, Hope, Cat. 13 (1837).
Sphaerocoris lateritius, Germ. Zeits. i. 79. 5 (1839).

a. East Indies ? Presented by General Hardwicke.

9. SPHAEROCORIS quadrinotatus.

Sphserocoris quadrinotata, Hope, Cat. 13 (1837).

Sphserocoris quadrinotatus, Germ. Silb. Rev. Ent. v. 189. 139

(1837); Germ. Zeits. i. 80. 6 (1839); H. Schaff. Wanz. v.

8&49. t. 147. fig. 464 (1839).

a. S. Africa. Presented by the Earl of Derby.

b. Africa. From Col. Whitehall's Collection.



Genus 4. AUGOCORIS.

Augocoris, Burm. Handb. ii. 396 (1835); Germ. Zeits. i. 138
(1839); Am. $ Serv. Hem. 36 (1843).

1. AUGOCORIS Ehrenbergii.

Augocoris Ehrenbergii, Germ. Zeits. i 140. 2 (1839).
Augocoris olivaceus, White, Ent. Trans, iii. 84 (1842).
a. Brazil. From Mr. Walker's Collection.

2. AUGOCORIS gigas.

Augocoris gigas, Hope, Cat. 16 (1837).

a. Mexico. Presented by Francis Walker, Esq.

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

3. AUGOCORIS nigripennis, n. s.

A. testaceus, capite, antennis, pedibus, thoracis margine tenuis-
simo, maculisque sex, scutelli maculis octo, elytrisque nigris.
Long. lin. 8.

Above testaceous, shining, thickly and finely punctured. Head
brassy black, with two pale spots on the vertex between the eyes.
Eyes black; ocelli red. Thorax with six brassy black spots,
placed two at anterior margin, two on the disc towards posterior
margin, and one at each lateral angle ; the antero-lateral margins
narrowly edged with black. Scutellum with a transverse brassy
black patch at the base, and eight spots of same colour ; placed,
one in each basal angle, two in the middle of the base, touching



HEMIPTERA. 11

the basal patch, and four in a transverse row across the disc.
Elytra pitchy black, with a brassy tint. Abdomen testaceous,
smooth, shining ; a band across the base, a large patch on the
apical segment, and a double row of spots on each side, black.
Breast brassy black, with a testaceous spot on the antero-lateral
margins. Legs black. Antennae black, with a very narrow
whitish ring on the middle of the last joint. Rostrum black,
testaceous in the middle.

a. Venezuela. From Mr. Dyson's Collection.

A. AUGOCORIS Gomesii.

Augocoris Gomesii, Burm. Handb. ii. 396. 1 (1835) ; Germ. Zeits.
i. 139. 1. t. 1. fig. 1 (1839); Am. Serv. Hem. 37. 1. pi. 1.
fig. 8 (1843); H. Schaff. Wanz. iv. 92. t. 138. fig. 431?
(1839).

#. Para. Presented by Reginald Graham, Esq.

b. Para. Presented by J. Gordon Graham, Esq.

c. Para. From Messrs. Wallace and Bates's Collection.

d. Venezuela. From Mr. Dyson's Collection.

5. AUGOCORIS pallidus.

Scutellera pallida, Pal. Beauv. Ins. 234. Hem. pi. 5b. fig. 8

(1.805).
Augocoris unicolor, Burm. Handb. ii. 396. 3 (1835); Germ.

Zeits. i. 141. 4 (1839).

6. AUGOCORIS cretaceus.

Cimex cretaceus, Panz. Voet Col. iv. 110. 8. t. 4/. fig- 8 (1798).
Augocoris Beskii, Burm. Handb. ii. 396. 2 (1835) ; Germ. Zeits.
i. 140. 3 (1839).

a. Para. Presented by Reginald Graham, Esq.

b. Para. Presented by J. Gordon Graham, Esq.

c. Porto Rico. Presented by W. F. Brockholes, Esq.

d. W. Coast of America. Presented by Capt. Kellet, C.B.,

and Lieut. Wood, R.N.



7. AUGOCORIS rufus, n. s.

A. rufus, nitidus ; capitis apice, marginibus maculisque 2 baseos,

thoracis maculis sex, scutelli novem, antennis pedibusque ni-

gris; tibiis externe luteo-marginatis.

Long. lin. 7-

Above bright red, shining, very finely and thickly punctured.
Head with the tip of the central lobe, the lateral margins, and a
large spot on each side at the base touching the eyes, blue-black.



12 HEMIPTERA.

Eyes black ; ocelli red. Thorax with six blue-black spots ; four
on the disc, forming a square, and one within each lateral angle.
Scutellum with nine spots ; placed three on the base, two behind
these, close to the central one, and four across the disc, near the
middle. Margins of elytra red. Abdomen beneath red, shining ;
a band across the base, a patch on the apical segment, the anus,
and a double row of spots on each side, black. Breast and under
side of head blue-black, with red margins. Legs shining black,
the underside of the thighs and the edges of the outer channel
of the tibia3 yellow. Rostrum and antennae black.
a. Columbia. From M. Goudot's Collection.

Genus 5. PCECILOCORIS.

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

Tetyra, p., Fab. Syst. Rh. (1803).

Scutellera, p., Burm. Handb. ii. (1835); Germ. Zeits. i. (1839);

H. Sch. Wanz. v. 73 (1839).
Poecilochroma, White, Ent. Trans, iii. 84 (1842).
Pcecilocoris, Dallas, Ent. Trans, v. 100 (1848).

1. PCECILOCORIS latus.

Pcecilocoris latus, Dall. Ent. Trans, v. 101. 1. pi. 13. fig. 4 (1848).
a. China. From Mr. Argent's Collection.

2. PCECILOCORIS interruptus.
Tectocoris interrupta, Hope, Cat. 14 (1837).

Scutellera interrupta, Germ. Zeits. i. 134. 4 (1839); H. Sch'dff.

Wanz. v. 73. t. 172. fig. 531 (1839).
Pcecilocoris interruptus, Dall. Ent. Trans, v. 102. 2 (1848).

a. Nepaul. Presented by General Hardwicke.

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

c. India. From Capt. Boyes's Collection.

3. PCECILOCORIS Druraei.

Cimex Drursei, Linn. Mant. PL ii. 534 (1767); Drury, Ins.

i. t. 42. figs. 1-5 (1770) ; Sulz. Gesch. i. 95. t. 10. fig. 5

(1776) ; Fab. E. S. iv. 83. 13 (1794).
Tetyra Drursei, Fab. S. R. 132. 17 (1803) ; Burm. Nova Acta,

<c. xvi. supp. 287. 4 (1834).
Scutellera Dnmjei, Germ. Zeits. i. 135. 7 (1839).
Stoll, Pun. 147. t. 37. fig. 267.

a. Silhet. From Mr. Stainforth's Collection.

4. PCECILOCORIS obsoletus.

Pcecilocoris Drursei, Dall. Ent. Trans, v. 103. 4. pi. 13. fig. 6
(1848); necLmra. &c.



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Pcecilocoris obsoletus, Dall. Ent. Trans, v. 104. 5 (1848).

a. N. India. From Capt. Boyes's Collection.

b. India? Presented by General Hardwicke.

c. Hong Kong. Presented by J. C. Bowring, Esq.

5. PCECILOCORIS pulcher.

Poecilocoris pulcher, Dall. Ent. Trans, v. 105. 6. pi. 13. fig. 7
(1848).

a. Malabar. From Mr. Walker's Collection.

6. PCECILOCORIS purpurascens.

Tectocoris purpurascens, Hope, Cat. 14 (1837).
Scutellera purpurascens, Germ. Zeits. i.. 135. 5 (1839).
Poecilocoris purpurascens, Dall. Ent. Trans, v. 103. 3. pi. 13.
fig. 5 (1848).

a. Nepaul. Presented by General Hardwicke.

b. . From Mr. Children's Collection.

7. PCECILOCORIS Childreni.

Tectocoris (Pcecilochroma) Childreni, White, Mag. Nat. Hist.
n. s. iii. 542 (1839), & Ent. Trans, iii. 84. pi. 7. fig. 1 (1842).
Poecilocoris Childreni, Dall. Ent. Trans, v. 106. 7 (1848).
a. Nepaul ? Presented by General Hardwicke.

8. PCECILOCORIS Hardwickii.

Tectocoris Hardwickii et affinis, Hope, Cat. 13 (1837).
Pachycoris Nepalensis, H. Schdff. Wanz. iv. 1. t. 109. fig. 339

(1839).

Scutellera Hardwickii, Germ. Zeits. i. 135. 6 (1839).
Pcecilocoris Hardwickii, Dall. Ent. Trans, v. 107. 8. pi. 13.

fig. 8 (1848),

a. Nepaul. Presented by General Hardwicke.

b. India. From Mr. Children's Collection

c. India. Presented by Dr. Wallich.
Var. /3. Tect. affinis, Hope.

d. Nepaul. Presented by General Hardwicke.



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