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13. Mutilla Dardanus HNS .

M. capite abdomineque nigris; thorace pedeque antico rubris; alis fuscis; abdominis segmentis primo, secundo tertioque pube alba fasciatis.

Male. Length 6 lines. Head and abdomen black; the thorax red; the eyes emarginate; the antennae incrassate at the base, tapering to the apex; a deep longitudinal furrow runs from the insertion of the antennae to the posterior margin of the vertex, on each side of which is a similar furrow which terminates before the insertion of the antennae; the ocelli distinct on the vertex. Thorax: the anterior legs ferruginous; wings brown, and iridescent. Abdomen shining, punctured, and having purple and blue tints in different lights; a narrow fascia on the apical margin of the first segment and a broader one on the second and third, of snow-white short dense pubescence; the margins of the apical segments fringed with long black pubescence. Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).


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