LI.—Descriptions of new Coleoptera from New Zealand

Thos. Broun
1893 Annals and Magazine of Natural History  
Group Elaterid~e. Cltrosis exlmia, sp. n. Body moderately elongat% rather broad, shining, sparsely clothed with short brassy hairs ; head~ thorax~ and antennm pitchy black, elytra rutb-piceous. Head uneven, irregularly punctured. Antennce short, reaching the base of the thorax ; third .joint slightly longer than the fourth, one third longer lbhan the second. Thorax evidently longer than broad~ gradually narrowed anteriorly, but with a deep notch at each side before the middle ; posterior angles
more » ... divergent, the space near each is broadly depressed; its surface finely and distantly punctured, with pale yellow or ash-eolonred pubescence. Elytra gradually narrowed posteriorly~ apices truncate ; they are striat% the outer strfie only are distinctly puncgured~ interstices finely punctured. Prosternum puneta% its flanks nearly smooth, but near the sides and fi'ont rather closely punctured. Abdomen finely punctured~ more distinctly and closely near the sides and on the fifth segment~ with numerous erect black hairs. Coxal lamina much longer near the base than at the sides~ with a small deep notch near the troehanter. C. imTressa is most llke this species; the punctuation of its clytral interstices is eloser~ coarser, and rugose. C. reversa has impunctate prosternal flanks i in 6'. barbara they are closely punctured. Length 9~, breadth 2½ lines. Capleston, Westland. Described from an example found by Mr. A. T. Cavell. Group Diaperid~e. ]lenimus vicinus~ sp. n. Oval~ not short~ moderately convex, sparingly clothed with minute greyish hairs~ most easily seen near the sides ; moderately shining, rufo-piceous~ t~he legs~ antenna% and the margins pale red. Bead minutely yet quite distinctly, but not closely punc-Downloaded by [La Trobe University]
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