44 REVISION OF THE SUBFAMILY TENEBRIONINjE, FAMILY TENEBRIONID^. (Australian Species : with Descriptions of new Spkcies OF Tenebrionin^^ and Cvphalein^). By H. J. Carter, B.A., F.E.S. (With six text-figures.) Revision of the Subfamily l^enehrionince. This subfamily is in more need of revision than any of the Tenehrio7iidce, through the extraordinary complications that have arisen through the imperfect descriptions of early writers, notably of Boisduval ; and this has been aggravated by the diversity of determinations made by later authors. As these complications apply to some of the commonest of Australian insects, it is hoped that the author's attempt at reaching a stage nearer finality will assist other entomologists by clearing our catalogues of names that are either synonyms, or belong to lost types, and are valueless. This task has been facilitated by the aid of Mr. K. G Blair, of the British Museum, who has sent me a collection of specimens, some of which have been compared with the types of Pascoe and Hope, while others have some historic value from their labels. The subfamily is now held to include the Coelometopides, Tenebrionides vrais, and Toxicides of Lacordaire. Distribution. — In the new Catalogue of Junk, in which the Tenehrionidce are so ably edited by Gebien, there are 97 genera of the subfamily, excluding Microphyes, Chileone, and Ephidonius, and including Teremenes (vide infra). Of these, only 16 are represented in Australia, of which 10 are exclusively so (endemic). These 10 are distributed as follows : — Exclusively Australian. Brises — Central Australia (including Northern Territory). Asphalus — New South Wales, Queensland (coastal districts).