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Volume 33, 1900
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Degithina hectori, sp. nov.

Capite thoraceque brunneis, flavo-maculatis, abdomine nigro, apice petioli rufo; pedibus rufis, coxis trochanteribusque nigris, coxis posticis flavo-maculatis. ♀.

Long., 13 mm.

Antennæ black, slightly brownish beneath towards the apex; the apex of the scape rufous beneath. On the dark mahogany-coloured head, the clypeus, lower part of the face the front, the ocellar region, and the occiput are black; the sides of the face broadly, the upper orbits on the inner side broadly—the marks obliquely narrowed from the middle towards the base and apex—and a large mark near the centre of the outer orbits—rounded and slightly narrowed behind—yellow, mixed with chocolate. The face is distinctly, but not very closely, punctured, more closely and distinctly in the middle than at the sides; the clypeus is sparsely punctured; the projecting clypeus is smooth, except for a narrow band of minute punctures on the apex; it is rufous, and fringed with long fulvous hairs. The front and vertex have a few scattered punctures in the middle; the former is deeply furrowed down the middle. There is a deep furrow surrounding the front ocellus. On the dark-chocolate thorax the following

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parts are yellow, suffused with rufous: A broad band on the upper part of the pronotum, broader behind than before; a moderately large mark, longer than broad, triangularly narrowed behind, on the apex of the mesonotum in the middle; the scutellum, post-scutellum, the greater part of the posterior median area on the median segment; a large oblique mark, rounded at the apex, on the lower part of the mesopleuræ at the base; a slightly smaller one on the apex, placed lower down and obliquely, irregularly narrowed at the base; and an irregular one on the metapleuræ in the middle at the apex orange-yellow; the sides and base of the mesonotum, the sides near the scutellums, the keels on the median segments, the sides and edges of the pleuræ, and the centre and apex of the mesosternum. The areæ are distinct and complete; the posterior median is widely distant from the base, is longer than broad, rounded at the base, and slightly narrowed towards the apex. The greater part of the coxæ and trochanters are black; the posterior coxæ are broadly rufous at the base above and behind, and with a large yellow mark on the base above. Wings hyaline, iridescent; the costa, stigma, and nervures black; the wings have at the base a fulvous tinge. Abdomen black, smooth, and shining; the petiole rufous, black at the base and more narrowly at the apex; gastracœli shallow, smooth.