THE INSECTS OF THE CAIRNS DISTRICT, NORTHERN
By William Macleay, F.L.S., &c.
In the following pages I give descriptions of some of the
novelties contained in a collection which I recently received
fi'om Cairns and its neighbourhood. The collection was made
during last year by Mr. W. W. Froggatt, the Naturalist of the
New Guinea Expedition of the previous year ; and it contains a
large number of species of all Orders of Insects hitherto unnoticed
and unnamed. It is my intention to name and describe from time
to time such of these novelties as I can find time to work up, and
in doing so I shall take the groups and families in the order I find
most convenient. On the present occasion I confine nayself to
some of the Geodephaga, Lainellicornes, and Malacodei'ines.
All the species named are from the Cairns district, and the
special localities assigned to some of the insects, such as Barron
River, Mossman River, Mulgrave River, and Russell River, are
all more or less in the vicinity of Cairns.
1. CiCINDELA FrOGGATTI.
Of an opaque bronzy hue, with golden green reflections, Head
densely acuducted. Eyes prominent and distant. Antennre with
the first four joints golden-green, the remainder dull; the labrum
of a pale yellow colour, rounded in front, with about 10 setigerous
punctures ; the tips of the mandibles and tei-minal joints of the
palpi green. The thorax is scarcely longer than wide, minutely
and densely granulose-punctate, with two deep transverse depres-
sions, one near the apex, the other near the base. The elytra are