by charles w. de vis, b.a. 409 Notices of some Undescribed Species of Coleoptera in the Brisbane Museum. By William Macleay, F.L.S., &c. Mr. De Yis the Curator of the Brisbane Museum, sent me lately some hundreds of species of Coleoptera, (which he had picked out of the Museum collection), without name, and in most instances without any indication of locality or even country. He sent them in the hope that I might be able, by reference to my very large collection in that branch of Natural History, to furnish him with the names of some of them at least. This, I am glad to say, I shall be enabled to do, to a very considerable extent, but it is a work that demands time, and it will probably be weeks before I shall have got entirely through the collection. I find, so far as I have gone, that there are a number of species new to me, and these or such of them as I can confidently pronounce from my previous acquaintance with the groups to which they belong to be undescribed, I shall from time to time name and describe. I may mention that in most cases each species is represented by a single specimen only, so that the identification of the genus by dissection becomes impossible, without destroying or injuring the insect ; these cases I have been compelled to pass by altogether. Fani. CABABID^E. Pamborus viridi-aureus. Of the general form and sculpture of P. alternans, but much smaller, proportionately shorter, and more brilliant in colouration. The head is black, the palpi and antenna? piceous, the terminal seven joints of the latter clothed with yellowish pile. The thorax is longer than broad, emarginate at the apex, rounded on the sides, and becoming narrower at the posterior angles, which are not quite so largely produced as in P. alternans ; the upper surface is a little convex, very nitid, and black with a golden green reflection, particularly on the lateral margins and posterior angles ; the median and two basal lines are deeply marked.