. Coleoptera : general introduction and Cicindelidae and Paussidae. ESSA. Cicindela, Fafcricius, Sp. Ins. i, 1781, p. 282 (ex parte).Apteroessa, Hope, Col. Man. ii, 1838, p. 169, pi. ii, fig. 1. Type, Cicindela grossa, F. The single species belonging to this genus is characterized bybeing apterous and by its thick clumsyand heavy form, in which it differsfrom any species of the genus Cicin-dela. Unfortunately, as Dr. Horn ob-serves (Deutsche Ent. Zeitschr. 1899,p. 47), there is not an even mode-rately good example in existence; allthat are known at present are theFabrician type in the British

. Coleoptera : general introduction and Cicindelidae and Paussidae. ESSA. Cicindela, Fafcricius, Sp. Ins. i, 1781, p. 282 (ex parte).Apteroessa, Hope, Col. Man. ii, 1838, p. 169, pi. ii, fig. 1. Type, Cicindela grossa, F. The single species belonging to this genus is characterized bybeing apterous and by its thick clumsyand heavy form, in which it differsfrom any species of the genus Cicin-dela. Unfortunately, as Dr. Horn ob-serves (Deutsche Ent. Zeitschr. 1899,p. 47), there is not an even mode-rately good example in existence; allthat are known at present are theFabrician type in the British Stock Photo
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. Coleoptera : general introduction and Cicindelidae and Paussidae. ESSA. Cicindela, Fafcricius, Sp. Ins. i, 1781, p. 282 (ex parte).Apteroessa, Hope, Col. Man. ii, 1838, p. 169, pi. ii, fig. 1. Type, Cicindela grossa, F. The single species belonging to this genus is characterized bybeing apterous and by its thick clumsyand heavy form, in which it differsfrom any species of the genus Cicin-dela. Unfortunately, as Dr. Horn ob-serves (Deutsche Ent. Zeitschr. 1899, p. 47), there is not an even mode-rately good example in existence; allthat are known at present are theFabrician type in the British Museum, from which the description givenbelow is taken, and which is wellfigured as regards outline by Westwood, in Hopes Manual (I. c. supra); anexample without extremities in Dr.Horns collection; and the abdomen/ of a third in the Berlin Museum. It is probably extremely local, and it isFig. 198.— Apteroessa grossa. quite possible that some collector may turn it up in numbers somewhere inthe district adjoining the Coromandel Coast, if this be the truelocality.. 215. Apteroessa grossa, F. Cicindela grossa, Fabricius, Sp. Ins. i, 1781, p. 282.Apteroessa grossa, Hope, Col. Man. ii, 1838, p. 169, pi. ii, fig. 1. A large, strongly and coarsely built species, black, with yellowmarkings on the elytra; labrum short, yellow, bluntly dentate, with the margins dark and with two dark spots touching the basalmargin; mandibles large, strong, pale, with the teeth, tips andouter edge dark; antenna) (in the specimen described) almostentirely wanting, but apparently stout and dark; head very large, eyes small and not very prominent, with strongly raised dark innerborders, space between the eyes flat and rugosely sculptured, oc-ciput also coarsely sculptured; near the eyes are some coarsewhite seta?; pronotum in front about as broad as the head withthe eyes, with the sides gradually rounded, very slightly widenediu front and then narrowed rather strongly at the base, verycoarsely sculptured, esp

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