Art. XII.—Two New Flies.
[Read before the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, 4th November, 1903.]
Limnia castanea, sp. nov.
Vertex and antennæ dark chestnut-brown; frontal band nearly black; face and fore coxæ silvery. Thorax tawny on the top; the sides dark-brown, with a broad silvery longitudinal band. Abdomen dark-tawny. Halteres tawny. Legs tawny, the tibiæ and joints of the tarsi tipped with dark-brown. Wings pale-yellowish, with brown spots; the marginal cell with four spots outside the subcostal cell, and two smaller ones inside it. The submarginal and first posterior with ocellated spots, the ocelli of two adjacent spots often running together. The other cells with simple spots and bands; the cross-veins slightly margined. Length, 7 mm.; wing, 7 mm.
Allied to L. obscura.
Limnia striata, sp. nov.
Vertex and antennæ bright-tawny; frontal band the same or darker; a transverse band, just above the antennæ, brown. Thorax pale-yellowish, with four longitudinal dark-brown bands, the two middle ones rather approximated; the sides yellow. Fore coxæ and sides of the face white. Halteres tawny. Abdomen brown. Legs tawny, the tibiæ slightly tipped with brown; the hind tarsi dark-brown; sometimes the middle tarsi are also dark-brown. Wings nearly white, with brown spots; the marginal cell with four large spots outside the subcostal cell and two small spots inside it. These are not ocellated. Submarginal and first and second posterior cells with ocellated spots. The other cells with simple spots; cross-veins broadly margined. Length, 5 mm.; wing, 5 mm.
Longbeach, among grass near the sea.