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The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.

Family œdemeridæ. — Genus Nacerdes, Schmidt. — Nacerdes transmarina, sp. nov

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Family œdemeridæ.
Genus Nacerdes, Schmidt.
Nacerdes transmarina, sp. nov.

(Plate i., fig. 6.)

Long. 14 mm., lat. 4 mm.

Eliptic, elongate, yellowish-brown, thorax narrowed in front and at base, scarcely as long as it is wide.

Head yellowish-brown, obscurely punctate, sparingly clothed with very short and fine yellowish pubescence. Eyes prominent, finely granulated, black. Thorax moderately convex, narrowed in front, truncated, abruptly and strongly bulging out laterally to about one-third its length, thence gradually tapering inwards to its posterior extremity where it is again truncated; disc clothed with very short yellowish pubescence. Elytra somewhat shorter than abdomen, yellowish-brown, moderately arched, obscurely punctate, clothed with short, fine, yellowish pubescence, broadest at the shoulders, gently tapering to abdominal extremity. Mentum small, somewhat concave. Underside concolorous, clothed with exceedingly fine pubescence; sterna obscurely punctate-striate. Legs moderately long, yellow-brown, thickly clothed with short yellowish pubescence, and armed with short black spines at joints. Antennae, concolorous.

Three specimens.