136 THE ENTOMOLOGIST. MISCELLANEA RHYNCHOTALIA.— No. 3. By G. W. Kirkaldy, F.E.S. Fam. Eeduviid^. *Tapeini;s fuscipennis (Stal). Head and prouotum luteo-fulvous ; base of elytra, legs, scutellum (except the rufo-flavous point), conuexivum above and below, flavesceut. Abdomen above pale brownish, apically flavescent. Sterna and abdo-men below sordid dilute brownish red, more or less obscure, apico-laterally flavescent. Eyes and elytra black. Antennae obscure fus-cous. Head between the eyes a little wider than an eye. Posterior lobe of pronotum somewhat deeply longitudinally impressed, the im-pression closely and coarsely punctured. Second segment of antennae five times as long as first, three-fifths longer than third. 3-. Seventh segment beneath (Verhoeff's nomenclature) very deeply ovally emarginate. ? . Sixth segment obtuse-angularly emarginate beneath, medianly truncate apically : seventh angularly emarginate, somewhat obsoletely carinate medio-longitudinally. Long. 17-18 mill. Hah. Assam : Chenapungi, Khasia Hills (coll. m. ex coll. Dom. Malcolm Burr). Stal described this from "Patria iguota." tEHYNOcoRis NiTiDULus (Fabr.) var. strophades, nov. Differs from the type by the apically broadly luteous inter-mediate and posterior femora. The eyes are black, the anterior coxae luteous. The abdomen above and below (except connexi-vum) more brownish. Hah. Kongo (coll. m.). I possess also an example of R. nitidulus, given to me by my friend Mr. Malcolm Burr, in which the left anterior tibia is shining black, the right anterior tibia dilute crimson. The locality is unknown. Further notes on Vol. I. of Lethierry and Severin's Cata-logue:— P. 181. — Rhynchocoris hamatus (Fabr.) is the type of the genus (= humeralis, Thunb.). " Characteres generici e Rh. hamata descripti" (Westwood). P. 3. — Brachyplatys, Boisd. 1835 = Plataspis, Westw. 1837 = Platijcephala, Laporte, 1832. P. 2. — LiBYASPis, n. n. = Plataspis, Leth. and Sev. (type, coccinelloicles, Lap.). Plataspis, Westw., is only a replacement of the preoccupied Platijcephala, Lap., type metallica ; unless metallica can be sup-posed to differ generically from vanikorensis, Plataspis should be regarded as a synonym of Brachyplatys. -'• —Sminthus, Leth. and Sev. Cat. Hemipt. iii. p. 113. f = Beduvitis, Qtk\=:Harpactor, Leth. and Sev.