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Florida Entom it1
Official Organ of the Florida Entomological Society

Vol. XIII AUTUMN NUMBER No. 3
SEPTEMBER, 1929

BIOLOGY OF THE MEXICAN COTTON BOLL WEEVIL
IV. Duration of Fertility After Copulation1
By EDGAR F. GROSSMAN
The successful development of artificial hibernation quarters
which enabled the cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis
Boh.) to live through the winter while being closely observed,
led to definite. information concerning the longevity of active
spermatozoa in the spermatheca. A low temperature incubator,
brine cooled to hold an average temperature of 550 Fahrenheit,
provided artificial hibernation quarters. Individual weevils
placed in small wire cages filled with Spanish moss provided
that isolation of females which is necessary in order to deter-
mine the length of time spermatozoa can survive in the sperma-
theca.
A total of about seven hundred pairs of boll weevils were
observed to copulate; thereupon the females were isolated and
placed in the described hibernation quarters. A temperature of
600 Fahrenheit was maintained for two days after which it was
lowered to and held at 550 Fahrenheit.
Beginning with a seven day period of isolation, several of
the females were removed from hibernation, placed in a con-
stant temperature incubator registering 800 F., and fed fresh
cotton squares. After several days of feeding the weevils began
to lay eggs. By examining the squares daily, egg punctures were
recognized and each square in which the weevil had oviposited
was isolated until the egg hatched. Though the majority of
weevils were allowed to lay but few eggs, due to the scarcity of
cotton squares, several weevils in each group were provided
with squares for continued oviposition. In all cases the eggs
laid were fertile. Following the seven day period, other weevils
were tested after increasing lengths of time, until finally, suc-
1Contribution from the Department of Cotton Investigations, Florida
Agricultural Experiment Station.











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cessful oviposition of fertile eggs occurred after one hundred
and seventy-nine days of isolation. This individual continued to
lay eggs until a total of two hundred and one days had elapsed
between the time of copulation and laying of fertile eggs.

OVIPOSITION RECORDS OF ISOLATED WEEVILS
Number
Number Number Number Days Weevils Re-
Weevils Duration of Days After Copula- moved From
Placed in Hibernation Without tion During Hibernation
Hibernation Food Which Fertile and Observed
Eggs were Laid to Oviposit
60 Nov. 12-19 7 8-16 10
92 Oct. 15-Nov. 19 35 39-49 4
78 Oct. 26-Dec. 3 38 44-55 6
66 Oct. 26-Dec. 18 53 60-66 5
13 Oct. 19-Dec. 31 73 80-88' 3
40 Oct. 20-Jan. 23 95 102-115 1
38 Oct. 16-Jan. 23 99 107-124 2
159 Nov. 15-Apr. 3 108 115-118 2
32 Oct. 16-Feb. 25 132 142-180 1
6 Nov. 19-Apr. 20 152 157-193 2
86 Jan. 23-July 2 161 168-175 1
4 Nov. 19-May 17 179 183-194 1
4 Nov. 19-May 14 176 187-201 1


The following information is presented in the accompanying
table:
The number of isolated weevils placed in hibernation. Though
large numbers of weevils were isolated, but comparatively few
weevils lived for any considerable length of time. For example,
one hundred and eighty two weevils were isolated and placed in
hibernation quarters November 4th. By April 3rd, all were
dead, none having been used for oviposition tests. Such groups
of weevils are not recorded.
The duration of the period spent in hibernation: A record of
the dates on which the weevils were placed in and subsequently
removed from hibernation quarters. The weevils become par-










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tially inactive when placed in an incubator averaging a tempera-
ture of 680 F. They became completely inactive when the tem-
perature was reduced to 550 F. From time to time the isolated
weevils were examined, those which had died were removed.
The number of days without food. This column represents
the number of days each weevil which was used for the oviposi-
tion tests spent in hibernation; a repetition of the "Duration of
hibernation" column, with numerical values substituted for the
recorded dates.
The number of days after copulation during which fertile eggs
were laid. The information presented in this column shows in-
creasing periods of time during which active spermatozoa sur-
vived in the spermatheca.
Number of weevils removed from hibernation and observed to
oviposit. But few weevils were removed at a time from each
group of individuals placed in hibernation. Both the scarcity
of cotton squares, obtainable during the winter months only
from plants grown in the greenhouse, and the difficulty of hand-
ling large numbers of isolated weevils, necessitated experimen-
tation with small numbers of weevils.
It is significant that fertile eggs were laid after a period of
almost seven months after copulation. Oviposition after the
weevil emerges from hibernation is, therefore, not delayed until
chance copulation insures fertilization of the eggs. Consequent-
ly, the ability of boll weevils to lay fertile eggs seven months
after copulation insures early infestation of the cotton fields
in the spring.
The author has not observed parthenogenesis in the boll wee-
vil to occur.


THE MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY
The progress made towards the eradication of the fruit fly
since our last issue has been very gratifying indeed. As a re-
sult of the thorough cleanup of all known and suspected hosts
in and about the infested areas and the systematic spraying with
the poisoned bait, the fly is now very scarce. At the time of go-
ing to press it has been several weeks since a fly has been caught.
Although cage experiments are frequently adding wild fruits
to the known list of hosts, no infestations are being found in
wild hosts in uncultivated areas.











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NOTES ON LYMIRE EDWARDSI GROTE, THE RUBBER
TREE CATERPILLAR
Lymire edwardsi was assigned by Grote to the genus Scepsis
when he described it. Under this old generic name on page 361
of volume II of "Insect Life", Dr. H. G. Dyar described the lar-
val stages in detail.
Distribution: Dr. Dyar obtained his larvae from Dade Coun-
ty, Florida. Since this work was done, Dade County has been
split up to form a part of Palm Beach and Broward counties.
The specimen or specimens which were described by Grote were
taken in Florida but there is no way of placing the definite lo-
cation in the state. During the fall of 1928, specimens were
sent in from Vero Beach, in Indian River County, which is be-
tween one-third and one-half the distance up the coast from the
southern tip of Florida. Specimens were also collected at St.
Petersburg in Pinellas County. These latter had nearly defoli-
ated a fourteen foot rubber (Ficus sp.) tree. From these locali-
ties one would draw the conclusion that Lymire edwardsi is of
general distribution where its host may grow which is the more
semitropical area of Florida.
Parasites: There are two important parasites of Lymire ed-
wardsi, one a hymenopterous, Brachymeria robusta (Crest).
and the other a dipterous, Phorocera claripennis Macq. From
the sixty pupae and larvae coming to us only two moths emerged.
This indicates over a ninety-six percent parasitization. The
Tachina flies were more numerous from the material from Vero
Beach, but there were a few of the Brachymeria also. The ma-
terial from St. Petersburg produced about equal numbers of
these parasites.
The writer wishes to thank Dr. O. A. Johannsen for identifi-
cation of the Diptera and Prof. Harold Morrison for that of the
Hymenoptera. H. E. BRATLEY.











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NOTES ON A FEW HOMOPTERA FROM UTAH'
By GEORGE F. KNOWLTON
The writer is indebted to Professor Herbert Osborn and Mr.
W. L. McAtee for the determination of most of the material
listed below. The collections were largely made in connection
with a study of the distribution and breeding grounds of the
beet leafhopper, Eutettix tenellus (Baker). A number of the
species have not been previously recorded from Utah, while
new localities are given for many of the forms known to occur
here. Unless otherwise designated, collections were made by
the writer.
Family CERCOPIDAE (Leach)
Genus Clastoptera Germar
Clastoptera osborni Gillette and Baker*
Ogden, June 28, 1925
Clastoptera delicate Uhler*
Lehi, June 23, 1926; Monroe, June 28, 1926
Clastoptera lineatocollis Stal.
Draper, June 23, 1926; Monroe, June 28, 1926

Family MEMBRACIDAE (Germar) (Treehoppers)
Genus Ceresa Amyot and Serville
Ceresa bubalus (Fabricius)
A very common and often damaging species, collected in Utah,
from Brigham City, Corinne, Fielding, Greenville, Kaysville,
Lewiston, Logan, Murray, Riverside, Salt Lake City, Smithfield,
Themonton, Trout Creek, Willard, and a number of other locali-
ties.
Ceresa basalis Walker
Logan, August 15, 1923 and September 2, 1925
Ceresa albidosparsa Stal*
Provo, September 8, 1923 (I. M. Hawley)
Genus Stictocephala Stal
Stictocephala inermis (Fabricius) *
Greenville, August 19, 1927; Logan, July 19, 1923

1Contribution from Department of Entomology, Utah Agricultural Ex-
periment Station Publication authorized by Director, January 29, 1929.
*Signifies a form not recorded from Utah in Van Duzee, Catalogue of
the Hemiptera of America north of Mexico, 1917.











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Stictocephala pacifica Van Duzee*
Logan, July 21, 1924; Providence, June 15, 1924; Provo, Sep-
tember 18, 1923 (I. M. Hawley); Snow, August 7, 1924 (C.
J. Sorenson)
Stictocephala festina (Say)
North Logan, July 17, 1923
Stictocephala gillettei Goding
A fairly common form in Utah. Brigham City, September
10, 1925; Logan Canyon, July 28, 1926; Millville, September 2,
1926; Murray, September 14, 1925
Genus Telamona Fitch
Telamona sp.
Logan, July 6, 1924
Genus Campylenchia Stal
Campylenchia latipes (Say) *
This is a fairly common form in northern Utah. Greenville,
August 19, 1924; Lewiston, August 20, 1925; Logan, July 21,
1923 and July 19, 1924; Paradise, August 19, 1925; Salt Lake
City, July 28, 1924; Smithfield, August 24, 1925; Smithfield
Canyon, August 24, 1925.
Family CICADELLIDAE (Latreille)
LEAFHOPPERSS)
Genus Agallia Curtis
Agallia sanguinolenta (Provancher)
This species is often very abundant on many of the weed hosts
that Eutettix tenellus (Baker) frequents. It is commonly ob-
served thruout Utah, and has been collected at Bear River City,
Cove Fort, Deseret, Draper, Fielding, Fillmore, Garrison, Har-
risville, Lewiston, Lookout Pass, Lynndyl, Monroe, Richfield,
Snowville, Torry and many other places.
Agallia uhleri Van Duzee*
Draper, July 18, 1926.
Agallia cinerea Osborn and Ball*
This species occasionally is rather abundant. Black Rock,
July 21, 1926; Cedar City, July 22, 1926; Fillmore, July 21,
1926; Frisco, July 21, 1926; Lewiston, July 28, 1926.
Genus Macropsis Lewis
Macropsis sordid (Van Duzee)*
Monroe, June 28, 1926.










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Genus Bythoscopus Germar
Bythoscopus robustus (Uhler) *
Rather numerous at Monroe, June 28, 1926
Bythoscopus franciscanus (Baker) *
Numerous at Monroe, June 28, 1926
Bythoscopus grandis (Ball)
Paragoonah, July 25, 1926.
Genus Oncometopia Stal
Oncometopia lateralis (Fabricius)
Salt Lake City, September 14, 1925.
Genus Cicadella Latreille
Cicadella hieroglyphica (Say) Variety uhleri Ball
Numerous at Monroe, June 28, 1926.
Cicadella circellata (Baker) *
Monroe, June 28, 1926.
Genus Helochara Fitch
Helochara communis Fitch*
North Logan, August 6, 1925.
Genus Gypona Germar
Gypona melanota Spangberg*
Brigham City, September 10, 1925; Kanesville, September 17,
1925; Willard, September 10, 1925.
Genus Xerophloea Germar
Xerophloea viridis (Fabricius)
Bear River City, September 3, 1926; Fielding, September 2,
1925; Garrison, July 21, 1926; Hooper, September 17, 1925;
Hurricane, September 24, 1926; Lewiston, October 5, 1926;
Richmond, September 1, 1926.
Genus Platymetopius Burmeister
Platymetopius latus Baker*
Taken at an elevation of 6000 feet on rose, Spring Canyon,
August 28, 1925.
Genus Deltocephalus Burmeister
Deltocephalus striatus (Linnaeus) *
Amalga, September 15, 1928; Smithfield, September 15, 1928.
Genus Euscelis Brulle
Euscelis exitiosus (Uhler) *
Bear River City, September 9, 1925; Draper, July 18, 1926;











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Hyrum, August 3, 1926; Lynndyl, July 1, 1926; Modina, July
23, 1926; Ogden, September 5, 1926; Portage, August 20, 1926;
Salt Lake City, July 27, 1924; Tremonton, September 7, 1923.
Euscelis obscurinervis (Stal.)*
American Fork, September 6, 1926; Clover, July 16, 1926;
Cornish, August 18, 1926; Cove Fort, July 1, 1926; Deseret,
July 1, 1926; Garrison, July 21, 1926; Harrisville, July 24,
1926; Kanesville, July 24, 1926; New Castle, July 23, 1926;
Trout Creek, July 19, 1926.
Euscelis striolus (Fallen)*
Numerous at Monroe, June 31, 1926.
Genus Eutettix Van Duzee
Eutettix tenellus (Baker)
Utah localities for this species would include Adamsville,
Appleton, Avon, Bennion, Calls Fort, Cedar Creek, Cliff, Cold
Creek Canyon, Curlew, Desert, Elgin, Flowell, Floy, Fool Creek,
Genola, Gifford, Granger, Grassy, Green River, Greenville, Har-
risburg, La Verkin, Leland, Mantua, Minersville, Nibley, Orrs
Ranch, Pahvant, Paradise, Parley, Showell, Soldier Creek, Soli-
tude, Sphinx, Sunnyside, Taylorsville, Tropic, Vineyard, War-
ren, West Point, Wilson and Woodside.
Genus Phlepsius Fieber
Phlepsius ovatus Van Duzee
Often numerous. Cedar City, July 25, 1926; Deseret, July 1,
1926; Draper, June 23, 1926; Faust, July 18, 1926; Grantville,
July 17, 1926; Monroe, June 28, 1926; Paragonah, July 25, 1926;
Zion's National Park, July 24, 1926.
Phlepsius irroratus (Say)
Ogden, September, 1926; Richmond, September 9, 1926.
Genus Acinopterus Van Duzee
Acinopterus acuminatus Van Duzee
Monroe, June 6, 1926.
Genus Thamnotettix Zetterstedt
Thamnotettix geminatus Van Duzee*
Bear River City, September 9, 1925; Richmond, September 9,
1926; Smithfield, September 15, 1928; Trenton, September 15,
1926.
Thamnotettix clitellarius (Say)*
Bear River City, September 9, 1925.










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Thamnotettix montanus Van Duzee
Cornish, August 18, 1926; Grantville, September 16, 1925;
Ogden, September 11, 1926; Willard, September 11, 1926.
Thamnotettix belli (Uhler)*
Logan, September 1, 1925.
Genus Cicadula Zetterstedt
Cicadula sexnotata (Fallen)*
Sometimes numerous. Corinne, September 9, 1925; Fish Lake,
June 28, 1925; Lewiston, August 4, 1925; Richmond, Septem-
ber 9, 1926; Torry, June 26, 1926.
Genus Eugnathodus Baker
Eugnathodus abdominalis (Van Duzee)*
Austin, June 25, 1926; Elsinore, June 25, 1926; Monroe, June
28, 1926.
Genus Dikraneura Hardy
Dikraneura carneola (Stal.)*
Bear River City, September 9, 1925.
Genus Empoasca Walsh
Empoasca aspersa Gillette and Baker
Nephi, July 25, 1926.
Empoasca tessellata Gillette
Elsinore, June 24, 1926; Hyrum, August 1, 1926; Nephi, July
25, 1926.
Empoasca mali (Le Baron) *
Common in northern Utah on apple, rose and other plants.
Brigham City, September 9, 1925; Farmington, June 1, 1923;
Logan, August 3, 1926; Provo, June 23, 1926; Salt Lake City,
July 28, 1923.
Empoasca flavescens (Fabricius)*
Bear River City, September 9, 1925; Hyrum, August 8, 1925.
Genus Typhlocyba Germar
Typhlocyba sp.
Brigham City, September 10, 1925.
Genus Empoa Fitch
Empoa rosae (Linnaeus) *
Common on apple and rose in northern Utah. Logan, July
8, 1923; Magna, September 15, 1925; Salt Lake City, Septem-
ber 17, 1924.











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Empoa fabae (Harris)*
Riverside, September 11, 1926; Willard, September 10, 1925.
Genus Erythroneura Fitch
Erythroneura comes (Say)
Brigham City, September 12, 1925; Ogden, July 22, 1927.

Family FULGORIDAE (Latreille) Lanternflies
Genus Scolops Schaum
Scolops sulcipes (Say)
Logan Canyon, July 28, 1926.
Scolops perdix Uhler*
Monroe, June 28, 1926.
Scolops angustatus Uhler*
Zion's Canyon, July 24, 1926.
Scolops hesperius Uhler
Monroe, June 28, 1926.
Genus Oliarus Stal.
Oliarus franciscanus (Stal.)*
Elsinore, June 24, 1926.
Genus Cixius Latreille
Cixius cultus Ball*
Brigham City, September 24, 1926; Monroe, June 28, 1926.
Genus Oecleus Stal.
Oecleus borealis Van Duzee*
Monroe, June 28, 1926.
Oecleus obtusus Ball
Monroe, June 28, 1926.
Genus Danepteryx Uhler
Danepteryx manca Uhler*
Monroe, June 28, 1926.
Genus Ormenis Stal
Ormenis saucica Van Duzee
Numerous Leeds, July 24, 1926.
Genus Stobaera Stal
Stobaera tricarinata (Say)*
Fairly numerous at Monroe, June 28, 1926.










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Genus Liburnia Stal
Liburnia (Delphacodes) sp.
Brigham, September 10, 1925; Corinne, September 10, 1925;
Hooper, September 17, 1925.
Family CHERMIDAE (Fallen)
Genus Livia Latreille
Livia caricis Crawford
Benson, July 17, 1926; Dry Lake, August 10, 1927; Grants-
ville, July 17, 1926.
Genus Aphalara Forster
Aphalara rumicis Mally*
Salt Lake City, July 26, 1926.
Aphalara artemisiae Forster
Delta, July 20, 1926; Snowville, June 2, 1927.
Aphalara angustipennis Crawford
Brigham Canyon, September 5, 1925.
Aphalara minutissima Crawford
Santaquin, July 25, 1926.
Genus Paratrioza Crawford
Paratrioza cockrelli (Sulc.)
Common in potato-growing areas of Utah, on potato, tomato
and other solanaceous plants. Collected at Brigham City, Cedar
City, Collinston, Delta, Deweyville, Farmington, Honeyville,
Hooper, Logan, Ogden, Provo, Salt Lake City, and a number of
other places in the state.
Genus Euphalerus Schwarz
Euphalerus nidifex Schwarz*
Spring Canyon, 6800 ft. August 28, 1925.
Genus Arytaina Forster
Arytaina chelifera Crawford
Emigration Canyon, June 22, 1926.


OTHERS LEAVES FOR HAWAII

W. W. Others of Orlando is planning to leave the middle of
October for Honolulu where he will study the Mediterranean
fruit fly. He plans to be gone about six months.











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THE SCARABAEIDAE OF FLORIDA
By W. S. BLATCHLEY
Dunedin, Florida
(Continued from page 37)
Genus XXVII. PHYLLOPHAGA Harris.
Large or medium sized leaf eating Scarabaeidae, varying in
color from pale brownish-yellow to piceous and having the body
loosely built; antennae 9- or 10-jointed, club 3-jointed; front
coxae transverse, not prominent, contained wholly within the
coxal cavities; ventral segment six, connate, but with sutures
distinct; tarsal claws never serrate, but with a single tooth be-
neath. They are commonly known as May-beetles or June-bugs
and their larvae are the well known thick bodied "white grubs"
which do much damage to the roots of corn, grass and other
plants. The beetles vary little except in size and sculpture, and
the principal characters separating them pertain to the male
sex. They were formerly listed under the generic name Lachno-
sterna Hope, but that of Harris has priority by 11 years. About
100 species are known from this country, 29 from Florida. As
I have not been in the State later than May 1, the genus is poor-
ly represented in my collection. In the brief diagnosis of each
species no mention is made of the genital organs of the male.
Persons desiring to use them in their determinations are re-
ferred to the papers of Smith and J. J. Davis and to plates I-V
of the "Coleoptera of Indiana."
*103. (13479). P. latifrons (Lec.)
Length 15-18 mm. Oblong, subcylindrical; purplish-brown to brown-
ish-yellow, usually strongly pruinose, abdomen pale; clypeus entire; an-
tennae 10-jointed in this and the next five species; hind tibiae of male in
this and the following species to No. 125 with the inner spur fixed and
often short or wanting. Male with abdomen deeply impressed, the last
ventral nearly vertical, deeply concave, its apex ending in two small den-
ticles; fixed spur of hind tibiae moderately long.
A common species throughout the State, appearing at Dun-
edin as early as February 27; more common in May, June and
July, when it flies by scores to light. Recorded from numerous
stations. Known only from Florida.
*104. (13483). P. prununculina (Burm.)
Length 14-18 mm. Robust, subcylindrical; reddish-brown to black.
often slightly iridescent; clypeus feebly broadly emarginate; metasternum
nearly naked. Male with the last ventral deeply impressed, the ridge at
hind border with a cusp each side; inner spur of hind tibiae wanting.











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Cedar Keys, Capron and Tampa (Sz.); Crescent City (Fall);
Fort Myers (Dav.); St. Petersburg (Schf.). Gainesville, at light,
June 6; a swarm of hundreds eating foliage of pine at night,
June 8 (Doz.). Lake City, June (J. J. D.). Dunedin and West
Palm Beach, May 22-Sept. 20, at light (Bl.).

105. (13484). P. elongata (Linell), 1895, 725.
Length 16 mm. Very elongate, subcylindrical, finely and sparsely pubes-
cent; rufo-testaceous, moderately shining; clypeus distinctly emarginate;
metasternum sparsely hairy. Male with antennal club slightly longer than
stem; last ventral vaguely concave; fixed spur very short.
This and the next species each described from two males
taken in "Florida" by Chas. Palm; the types in the U. S. Nat-
Mus. Enterprise (Dietz).
106. (13485). P. parva (Linell), 1895, 726.
Length 12 mm. Elongate, subcylindrical; dark brown, shining, glab-
rous above; clypeus feebly emarginate; metasternum densely and finely
punctate and with long hairs. Male with club distinctly longer than stem;
last ventral deeply concave with a cusp each side within the concavity;
fixed spur very short or wanting.
Enterprise (Dietz).
*107. (13486). P. glabberima (Blanch.).
Length 13-15 mm. Oblong, slender, subcylindrical; chestnut-brown,
strongly shining, glabrous; clypeus broadly feebly emarginate; meta-
sternum nearly naked. Male with last ventral deeply concave, with two
tubercles within the concavity; inner spur wanting.
Numerous records from northern half of State, south to Gulf-
port (Fall); La Belle and Ft. Myers (Dav.); Dunedin, June 15,
at porch light (Bl.).
108. (13487). Pephilida (Say).
Length 14-19 mm. Less slender, subcylindrical; brownish-yellow, mod-
erately shining, head and thorax darker; clypeus broadly emarginate;
metasternum with long, not dense hair. Male with penultimate ventral
emarginate behind, granulate in front of the notch; last ventral also
emarginate and concave, the concavity granulate, its sides ending in an
obtuse tubercle; fixed spur distinct, short.
"Occurs from Canada to Florida and Texas." (Horn, 1887a,
226). Sevenoaks (Wick.).
109. (13493). P. clemens (Horn), 1887a, 227.
Length 10-11 mm. Oblong, slightly broader behind; rufo-testaceous,
shining, head piceous; antennae 9-jointed; clypeus entire. Abdomen of
male with a longitudinal impression, the last ventral with a slight con-
cavity; fixed spur one-half the length of outer one.
"Occurs in Florida and Texas." (Horn, loc. cit.). The only
record.












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*110. (13494). P. dispar (Burm.).
Length 9.5-12 mm. Elongate, subcylindrical; color variable, pale rufo-
testaceous to dark brown or piceous, shining, glabrous; clypeus entire,
deeply concave; antennae 9-jointed; metasternum almost naked. Male
with middle of abdomen vaguely impressed, last ventral concave, a small
bifid process projecting back from front margin of the concavity; inner
spur of hind tibiae nearly as long as outer.
This species, including boops Horn, now considered a syno-
nym, has been recorded from numerous stations as far south as
Tampa and Gulfport. Common at Dunedin, June-September, at
light.

111. (13495). P. debilis (Lec.).
Length 10.8 mm. Elongate-oblong; pale brownish-yellow, shining, head
darker; clypeus rounded, deeply concave; antennae 9-jointed, last joint of
maxillary palpi oval, impressed on outer side. Male with thorax less
coarsely and deeply punctate than in female; inner spur of hind tibiae
slightly oblique, thus forming an inferior emargination; last ventral
feebly broadly foveate.
"Occurs in Florida" (Horn, 1887a, 229). "Fla." without defi-
nite station (Fall Coll.).

112. (13496). P. gracilis (Burm.).
Length 10.5-13 mm. elongate, subcylindrical. Pale reddish-yellow, head
and thorax darker; clypeus short, broadly, shallowly emarginate; antennae
10-jointed, club in male as long as stem; tooth of tarsal claws very small,
median. Male with middle of penultimate ventral abruptly declivous, last
ventral feebly concave; inner spur of hind tibiae long, obtuse, curved and
slightly twisted.
Tallahassee, March 3; collected by R. N. Wilson (J. J. D.).

113. (13497). P. futilis (Lec.).
Length 12-17 mm. Oblong, convex; pale chestnut or dark reddish-brown
or brownish-yellow, moderately shining; clypeus feebly emarginate, sparse-
ly and coarsely punctate; metasternum densely pubescent. Abdomen of
male broadly feebly impressed; last ventral deeply concave; inner spur of
hind tibiae contorted, S-shaped.
Gainesville and Lake City (Ag. Coll.); determined by J. J.
Davis. Not before recorded from south of Virginia. The P. gib-
bosa Burm. is a synonym.

114. (13500). P. postrema (Horn), 1887a, 233.
Length 19 mm. Oblong, moderately robust; chestnut-brown, shining;
antennae in this and the species up to quercus 10-jointed; clypeus more
or less emarginate, feebly concave; punctures of thorax not coarser than
those of elytra. Male with abdomen slightly flattened, penultimate ven-
tral with a transverse ridge, which is excavated behind parallel with the
margin; inner spur of hind tibiae long and slender.











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"One male, Florida" (Horn). Lake City, June 1-2, collected
by C. W. Mason (J. J. D.).

115. (13504). P. subpruinosa (Csy.).
Length 15 mm. Oblong-oval; chestnut-brown, feebly pruinose; body
glabrous in this and species up to hirticula; clypeus in this and the next
species feebly emarginate, not densely punctate; side margins of thorax
in this and the next two species not serrate. Last ventral of male with a
smooth cup-shaped depression; inner spur of hind tibiae two-thirds the
length of outer.
"Eight specimens were taken near Jacksonville by the late
Edward Tatnall" (Horn, 1887a, 240). Enterprise (Dietz); Ft.
Reed, March 25 (J. J. D.).

*116. (13508). P. micans (Knoch).
Length 15-17 mm. Oblong, slightly broader behind; brownish-black with
a conspicuous pruinose coating. Male with last ventral without a well de-
fined concavity; penultimate ventral with a feebly elevated arcuate ridge
at middle; inner spur of hind tibiae half the length of outer, slightly curved
outward.
Tampa, common in April (Sz.); Crescent City (Sz. Ms.).
Gainesville, on pine, and Lake Wales (Ag. and P. B. Colls.). En-
terprise (Dietz); Plant City, March 20 (J. J. D.); Dunedin,
March 6 (Bl.).

117. (13509). P. diffinis (Blanch.).
Length 15 mm. Oblong, subdepressed; reddish-brown, shining, not prui-
nose; thorax and elytra very coarsely punctate. Penultimate ventral of
male with a straight transverse ridge near hind margin, along which the
segment is impressed; inner fixed spur acute, half the length of outer one.
The L. comans Burm. is a synonym.
"Duval Co., Florida" (Horn, 1887a, 244). Tallahassee, Apr.
19 (J. J. D.).

118. (13512). P. ulkei (Smith), 1889, 94.
Length 21-22 mm. Ovate, robust; rufo-castaneous, shining; clypeus
slightly emarginate, rather closely punctate; side margins of thorax feebly
crenulate; metasternum with long dense hair. Penultimate ventral of male
with a straight transverse ridge, behind this a deep abrupt concavity; last
ventral concave; inner spur of hind tibiae stouter than and two-thirds the
length of outer one.
Types in part collected by Ashmead in eastern Florida. No
other State records.

119. (13513). P. quadrata (Smith) 1889, 94.
Length 22 mm. Oblong. sides parallel; deep brown, shining; clypeus
nearly square, feebly emarginate, coarsely and sparsely punctate. Male
unknown.











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The single female type was taken by Schwarz at Enterprise
in May. (Smith). No other record.
120. (13522). P. fraterna Harris.
Length 15-18 mm. Oblong, scarcely broader behind; reddish-brown, fus-
cous or piceous, shining; clypeus rather deeply emarginate, densely punc-
tured; sides of thorax not angulate, the margins slightly crenate. Male
with penultimate ventral impressed at middle, slightly granulate, last ven-
tral deeply concave and smooth; inner spur of hind tibiae stouter and one-
third shorter than the outer one.
Enterprise, very rare in May (Sz.); in Leconte collection.
121. (13523). P. forsteri (Burm.).
Length 17-18 mm. Oblong, nearly parallel; wholly rufo-castaneous,
strongly shining, or with head and thorax nearly piceous, elytra reddish-
brown; thorax coarsely punctate, and disk with large smooth areas:
Otherwise as in fraterna, of which Horn considered it a variety.
"Florida" (J. J. Davis, 1920, 333); Gainesville, July 24 (P. B.
Coll.).
122. (13524). P. infidelis (Horn), 1887a, 253.
Length 19-21 mm. Oblong, broader behind; chestnut-brown, head and
thorax darker, shining. In this and the next species the clypeus is flat,
emarginate, densely punctate and the sides of thorax obtusely angulate,
their margin serrate or crenate. Male with penultimate ventral only slight-
ly depressed at middle of hind border; last ventral slightly concave; inner
spur of hind tibiae very short.
"Occurs in Georgia and Florida" (Horn). No other record.
123. (13525). P. luctuosa (Horn), 1887a, 254.
Length 20-22 mm. Dark brown or piceous, moderately shining; clypeus
slightly emarginate, densely punctate. Penultimate ventral of male with
a rugose transverse ridge just in front of hind border; last ventral de-
pressed and granulate; spurs of hind tibiae equal in length, long, slender,
acute.
"Occurs in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and
Louisiana" (Horn). Tallahassee, Apr. 19 (J. J. D.). No other
records.
124. (13538). P. hirticula (Knoch).
Length 16.5-19 mm. Oblong, slightly wider behind; reddish-brown to
dark chestnut-brown, head and thorax with erect hair, elytra with lines of
erect hairs along the usual costa; thorax densely, cribrately punctured,
with basal margin channeled from hind angles nearly to middle, the sides
not subangulate. Male with penultimate ventral depressed on posterior
half, its sides plicate; last ventral slightly concave; inner fixed spur mod-
erately long, acute.
Tallahassee, March 23 (P. B. Coll.); March 3 and April 19 (J.
J. D.). No definite printed record from the State.
(To be continued)




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