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Volume 33, 1900
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Colobacis forticornis, sp. nov.

Niger, pedibus abdominis segmento secundo rufis; pedibus rufis; coxis, trochanteribusque posticis, nigris; alis fulvo-hyalinis, stigmate costêque fulvis, nervis nigris. ♀.

Long., 14 mm.

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Antennæ brownish in the middle beneath; the scape punctured, covered with white hair. Head shining; the raised part of the face closely and strongly, the sides more sparsely, punctured; the clypeus with scattered punctures; both parts are rather thickly covered with brownish-fuscous hair. Mandibles black, broadly reddish in the middle. Palpi dark-testaceous; the basal joints blackish. Thorax black; pro-and meso-notum closely and distinctly punctured; the latter, especially at the base, thickly covered with brownish pubescence. Scutellum with scattered punctures above; the lower half of the sides closely and distinctly punctured. Post-scutellum more closely punctured and more thickly haired; its sides stoutly keeled. The basal areæ on the median segment striated strongly, at the apex irregularly punctured; the striæ on the middle area transverse, on the lateral more oblique; the supramedian area slightly broader than long, of equal width throughout; the posterior median area is closely transversely striated, the striæ running into irregular reticulations; the outer areæ are more coarsely reticulated. Propleuræ closely punctured, more sparsely at the apex than at the base. Mesopleuræ closely punctured, but not so closely as the propleuræ, and more strongly; the apex depressed; the depression with stout keels. Metapleuræ closely and rather strongly punctured; the middle with fine longitudinal striations. Sternum closely punctured. Legs red; the coxæ, trochanters, and the apex of the hinder femora black. Wings hyaline, with a slight fulvous tinge; the costa and stigma fulvous; the nervures darker. Abdomen shining, black; the second segment entirely rufous; the first petiole finely longitudinally striated; the second segment finely and closely punctured; gastracœli large, shallow, at the base indistinctly striated; the apical segments are thickly covered with black hairs.