JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY.
X. — On certain Coleopterous Insects from the Cape of Good Hope.
By T. Vernon Wollaston, M.A., F.L.S.
Having lately received a small, but very important, batch of
Coleoptera from my friend Mr. Bewicks of Madeira, collected by
himself during a short visit to the Cape of Good Hope in May and
June last, I purpose describirig a few of the smaller species which
more immediately interest me, — either from their own singularity,
or from their near relationship to certain forms with which I have
long been acquainted in the Atlantic Islands. I may mention perhaps
that Mr. Bewicke's material, although got together very hastily, at
the worst season of the year, and imder peculiar disadvantages (he
having omitted to take Anth him any nets, or other entomological
apparatus, on his hurried departure from Funchal), contained about
270 species ; and since a large proportion of these belong to the
smaller families, there are probably few collections which have been
brought to this country from the Cape Colony that have afforded so
fair a display of the minute Coleoptera of that almost inexhaustible
region. In the present Paper I shaU not attempt to characterize
more than a very few of them, as I hope to reserve certain of the
others for separate notices, according as leisiire and opportunities
Westwood, Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. (New Series) i. 168 (18.51).
CossypTiodes BewicJcii, n. sp. (Plate XI. fig. 2.)
C. subellipticus, valde depressus, limbo explanato subreourvo, alutaceus
feiTugineus, subnitidus: capite semicirciilari, antice leviter bitubercu-
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