REVISION OF THE AUSTRALIAN SPECIES OF CHRYSOBOTHRIS (FAM. BUPRESTIDAE), TOGETHER WITH NOTES, AND DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW SPECIES OF COLEOPTERA. By H. J. Carter, B.A., F.E.S. (Nine Text-figures.) [Read 29th July, 1925.] Sixteen names are recorded for Australian species of the genus, which are (as with other genera of Buprestidae) greatly confused in our collections. This is not surprising, since the general facies of different species is very similar so far as the upper surface is concerned. Of the sixteen, I think I have clearly identified eleven. Of the remaining five I would note as follows: — 1. C. peroni L. & G. from Kangaroo Island is impossible to determine from the incomplete description (applicable to most of the species), while its figure is evidently incorrectly drawn, the narrow width compared with length being inconsistent with the dimensions as stated in description. An example from Mulwala (Murray River, Victoria) labelled peroni in the South Australian Museum is identical with C. mastersi Macl. 2. C. auropunctata Deyr. is described from New Guinea. Kerremans (Gen. Ins.) gives Australia also for this species, but its imperfect description prevents determination. I think it should be omitted from the Australian list until the type can be examined and compared with other species. 3. C. regina Kerr. — The curious wording of the description of the apex of abdomen apparently indicates the trispinose apex that is characteristic of C. incana Macl., but the elytra are said to have "cinq fossettes, deux a la base, une au milieu du disque .... deux au tiers posterieur." If this "one" is placed on the suture I have never seen an example. If, however, it is in the usual position it surely has its "fellow" on the other elytron. The wording may be a "lapsus calami" or the type may be a "freak" example. 4. C. carteri Obenb., from S. Queensland, described as having a non-carinate abdomen would point to the (^ of my species (C. octomaculata, infra) but for two characters that are inconsistent with this — viz. (1) "circular coppery foveae superficial" on elytra, (2) underside "green in the middle, coppery on the sides." In some examples of C. viridis Macl. the carina is subobsolete, so that the very variable viridis may include carteri Obenb. 5. C. blackburni Obenb. — I cannot distinguish this from some examples of mastersi Macl. The only species with which Obenberger compares his three Australian species is C. australasiae Hope, and this is done so vaguely as to give little help, besides giving no indication of the species determined by him as australasiae. The species so determined by Kerremans (of which I have an example before me labelled australasiae by him from the British Museum) is clearly mastersi Macl.