SOME NEW OR SCARCE COLEOPTERA FROM WESTERN AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA.—III

W. S. Blatchley
1919 Canadian Entomologist  
Molorchus semiustus ?;ewm.-One specimen taken by beating in Skinners' Hammock, March 9. Usually classed as a variety of binzaculatus Say, but aside from the nearly uniform reddish-brown hue, it is stouter, with broader more depressed thorax, the sides of which are less rounded and disk witllout the smooth callosities present in binzaculatus. I t has previously been known only from S t . John's Bluff and Crescent City, Fla. Neoclytus erythrocephalus Fdbr.--One specimen taken at sallle place as
more » ... t sallle place as the two preceding, Feb. 16. Schwarz (Ms.) notes its occurrence a t Enterprize and Crescent City. Leptostylus parvus 1,ec.-One taken a t light in house a t Lakeland, Feb' 22. Schuarz (Ms.) records it from Lake Worth ,~n d Key West. Labidomera clivicollis Kirby.-I was surprised to find this large, wellknomrn Chrqsomelid not listed from Florida. T a o specimens were beaten from bunches of dead leaves, where they were hibernating, in February a t Skinner's Ham~nock. Galerucella nymphaeae Linn.-This is usually supposed to be a species of strictly northern distribution. Fivc specimens were obtained from the flowers of the yellow uater-lily, ilrymphc~a advena Sol., near Moore Haven, Fla., on March 2. I t is possible that the species niay have been introduced near there from Northcrn Europe, where it is said to be common. Disonycha leptolineata Blatc11.-Farther examination of 30 or more specimens taken during the past two winters leads me to believe this distinct and not a variety of D. abhrevinta as described." I t occurs on ferns in Skinner's Hammock in February and March, and has also been found a t Ilakeland and Lake Istokpoga. Longitarsus fuscicornis, sp. nov.-Oblong-oval. Shorter and more convex than L. testaceus Lec. Pale brownish qellow, not alutaceous, head and hind femora slightly darker; elytra with a vaguc darker, W-shaped, scutellar blotch; antennrc fuscous, the four basal joints p~l e ; under surface dusky brown. Antennz rather stout, two-thirds as long as body, the second, third and fourth joints subequal in length, shorter than those which follow. Thorax slightly wider than long, sides feebly curved, rounded into base, disk very minutely and sparsely punctate. Elytra one-third wider a t base than thorax, rather strongly convex, urnbones evident but small, punctures of disk very fine, almost invisible. Wings present. Length 1.3 -1.5 mm. Described from four speci~ncns swept from low vegetation about ponds near Dunedin, Oct. 26-Dec. 13. Differs from both testaceus and cotula, our other species of similar hue, hy the fuscous antenna and the lack of the greasy aspect which they ha\-e, due to their alutaceous surface. The form is comparatively more robust than in either, and the punctuation finer. Longitarsis solidaginis Horn.-Two specimens taken by sweeping north of Dunedin, March 20 and 23. Known only from Sumter and Orange Counties, Florida. --
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