On new Gulicidie from Askanti. 373 thin ; apex reddish, lower part with a whitish cuticle, orna- mented above and below with narrow dark reddish-brown spiral bands, with a broader one just below the periphery ; whorls 5£, convex, first two with four or five raised spiral striae, lower whorls almost smooth, having only numerous close-set microscopical spirals ; peristome white, slightly ex- panded ; aperture circular, inner portion showing exterior bands ; operculum normal. Maj. diam. 13^, alt. 14 mm. Hab. Muswar Island, Geelvink Bay, Dutch New Guinea. Near pel/ucidum, Grat., but readily distinguished from that species by its dark coloration, especialhy below the periphery of last whorl; the spirals on the apex of muswarensis are stronger, whereas the microscopical spirals on last whorl are weaker than those of pcllucidum. This shell also bears a superficial resemblance to the darker coloured specimens of the Bornean L. sericatum, Pf., but is easily separated by the absence of raised spirals. LIII. — Five new Culicidse from Ashanti. By F. V. Theobald, M.A. &c. The five new Culicidge described here were collected by L>r. Graham in Ashanti. One has to be placed in a new marked genus, which has been called Ftctinopalpus. Stegomyia apicoargentea, sp. n. Head black, with silvery white central spot and white eye- borders ; palpi and proboscis deep brown, the former snow- white at apex. Thorax deep brown, with two large round silvery white spots and a small anterior median one ; pro- thoracic lobes white and a small white spot at the base of the wings; pleuise with white puncta. Abdomen dusky black, last three segments with basal silvery spots, all the segments with basal lateral silvery spots, and the venter with basal white bands. Fore and mid legs with basal creamy bands to metatarsi and first tarsal; hind with an additional band on the stcond tarsal, and nearly all the third white ; femora of fore and mid legs with a white spot below near apex, apex white; in the hind legs base of venter white, and also apex and the tibia; have a white spot beneath near base. Length. — 4 mm.



LIII.—Five new Culicidæ from Ashanti

F V Theobald
Annals And Magazine of Natural History (8) 5(28): 373-378 (1910)

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