419 DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW GENERA AND SPECIES OF HYMENOPTERA COLLECTED BY MAJOR C. G. NURSE AT DEESA, SIMLA AND FEROZEPORE. By P. Cameron. Part II. (^Continued from page 293 of this Volume.^ ANTHOPHILA.* Lamproapis, gen. nov. Wings with two cubital cellules in the forewings | the second cellule receives both the recurrent nervures ; the first at a slightly greater distance than the second from the transverse cubital nervure. Radial cellule long, narrow, lanceolate, extending to the apes of the wing ; the transverse median nervure is received on the outer side of the externo-median, not behind it. Antennae stout, bare, the second joint is two-thirds of the length of the third ; the last joint is about one-third longer than the preceding. Ocelli not quite forming a triangle (.'.). Clypeus transverse, the labrum large, gradually narrowed towards the apex. Mandibles long, rather narrow, hollowed on the outer side. Legs thickly covered with short pubescence ; the claws are bifid ; the anterior calcaria are cleft at the apex and have, on the upperside, a broad, diaphanous, rounded dilatation; the middle tibite have only one spur ; the hinder two ; they are sharp and bare ; the basal joint of the hinder tarsi is stout and is longer than the following three joints united. Scutellum large, convex, depressed in the middle above. The base of the median segment forms a large triangular area. Abdo-men Smooth and shining, sparsely haired towards the apex ; the basal segment is largely depressed at the base ; the pygidium depressed ; the sides raised, keeled ; the apex incised in the middle. The abdomen is longer than the head and thorax united | it is narrowed at the base and apex and is distinctly curved above ; there are seven dorsal segments. This genus has no near relationship with any of the known Indian genera with two cubital cells. It comes nearest to the European genus Difourea with which it agrees in having the body bare and shining j it differs from it in the transverse median nervure, being received in * To the list of Indian Bees should be added Epeolusfervidus, Smith, Description of New Sp. of Hym., p. 102, from the Bombay District. Col. Bingham has overlooked the des-cription of this species. The genus is not included in his work. The specie? are piu'asitis and are found in most parts of the world.