146 Journal New York Entomological Society. [Voi. xii. laterally ; apex black ; venter brownish and black, segments 2, 3 and 4 with a yellow spot on each side. Covered with a pale whitish or silvery thin pubescence, quite abundant but nowhere hiding the surface, longest and most abundant on the head and venter. Habitat. — Las Cruces, N. Mexico, 25 September, 1895, on stam-inate flowers of Croton neomexicanum (Cockerell). DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW HYMENOPTERA FROM JAPAN. — II. By William H. Ashmead, M.A., D.Sc. ■Washington, D. C. (Plates VII and VIII.) Family LXI, TORYMID.^. Subfamily V, Megastigmin^e. Genus MEGASTIGMUS Dalman. Megastigmus japonicus, new species. Female. — Length, 2.5-3 """• '■> ovipositor two thirds the length of the abdomen. Uniformly brownish-yellow, the sclerite between the parapsides and the tegulre with a black or dusky spot, the abdomen with some brownish stains towards base above, the sheaths of the ovipositor black ; eyes brown ; ocelli black ; flagellum pale brownish, the scape, pedicel, and legs yellowish. Wings hyaline, the veins, except the stigmal vein and its large knob which are brown-black, yellowish. The pronotum and the mesonotum are very finely transversely wrinkled, the scutellum feebly punctate, with a medium impressed line anteriorly and a cross-furrow before apex. Type. — No. 7149, U. S. National Museum. Japan (exact locality not given). Mr. A. Koebele ; Gifu, taken in October by Mr. Y. Nawa, labelled No. 68. Described from ten specimens, eight taken by Mr. Koebele and two taken by Mr. Nawa. Megastigmus koebelei, new species. Female. — Length, 2.5 mm., ovipositor as long as the abdomen. Uniiormly bfownish-yellow, immaculate, the ocelli dark, the eyes brown, the sheaths of the ovi-positor black, the flagellum light brown, the scape and the legs pale yellowish. The pronotum above and the lobes of the mesonotum are delicately transversely wrinkled. Wings hyaline, the veins light brown, the large rounded knob of the stigmal vein brown-black. Type. — No. 7150, U. S. National Museum.