. An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana : with bibliography and descriptions of new species . Beetles. THE FIREFLIES OR â LIGHTNING BUGS. 831 Throughout the State; frequent. June 3-June 27. One spe- cies with thorax wholly pale is referred to var. flavicollis Lee.; this being a variety of modestits and not of hasilaris, as the form of the thorax and relative length of antennal joints plainly show. 1579 (4889). Podabrus tomentosus Say, Journ. Phil. Acad. Nat. Sci., V, 1825, 165; ibid. II, 275. Elongate, slende

. An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana : with bibliography and descriptions of new species . Beetles. THE FIREFLIES OR â LIGHTNING BUGS. 831 Throughout the State; frequent. June 3-June 27. One spe- cies with thorax wholly pale is referred to var. flavicollis Lee.; this being a variety of modestits and not of hasilaris, as the form of the thorax and relative length of antennal joints plainly show. 1579 (4889). Podabrus tomentosus Say, Journ. Phil. Acad. Nat. Sci., V, 1825, 165; ibid. II, 275. Elongate, slende Stock Photo
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. An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana : with bibliography and descriptions of new species . Beetles. THE FIREFLIES OR â LIGHTNING BUGS. 831 Throughout the State; frequent. June 3-June 27. One spe- cies with thorax wholly pale is referred to var. flavicollis Lee.; this being a variety of modestits and not of hasilaris, as the form of the thorax and relative length of antennal joints plainly show. 1579 (4889). Podabrus tomentosus Say, Journ. Phil. Acad. Nat. Sci., V, 1825, 165; ibid. II, 275. Elongate, slender, parallel. Head, thorax, two basal joints of antennae, abdominal margin and fe- mora reddish-yellow; remainder of antennse, tibiae and tarsi dusky; elytra black with fine grayish pu- bescence. Thorax quadrate; disk finely and sparse- ly punctate, with distinct median line. Length 9- 12 mm. (Fig. 324.) Throughout the State; common. ^la' 21- October 15. Occurs most abundantly on the jj^ 324 ^ 23 greater ragweed, Ambrosia irifida h., along (original.) the borders of streams; also noted at electric light. 1580 (4890). Podabrus protensi-s Lee, New Sp. N. Am. Col., 1866, 91. Elongate, slender. Blackish; front of head, thorax, legs, basal fifth and outer margin of elytra as far as middle, reddish-yellow. Thorax slightly longer than wide, sides feebly curved; disk very finely and sparsely punc- tate; dorsal line deep. Second and third joints of antennae nearly equal and together longer than fourth. Length 11-14 mm. Clark, Jefferson and Perry counties; scarce, ^lay 21-June 17. In some specimens, var. faiji Lee, the elytra are wholly dull yellow. 1581 (4891). PoDABRLS BRrNxicoLLis Fab., Syst. Eleut., I, 1901, 298. Resembles the preceding but more slender. Front of head, sides of thorax, margins of elytra, legs and base of antennae yellow. Back of head and disk of thorax coarsely punctured. Thorax longer than wide, the sides parallel, not rounded. Length 7-10 mm. Orange County; scarce

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