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1831 Excerpt: ...the apex considerably thickened: head oblong,
subcylindric, not narrowed posteriorly, inserted in the thorax
without a distinct neck: scutellum large: elutra subquadrate, above
convex, the apex slightly gaping; tip of abdomen exposed: legs
long: femora clavate, unarmed: tibia; denticulated within, the apex
with a double hook. Exclusively of the 11-jointed antennse,
Attelabus differs from Apoderus by its oblong, subcylindric head,
which is not inserted into the thorax by a constricted neck; the
thorax is large, subquadrate, the rostrum considerably incrassated
at the apex, and the body of a more globose form, &c. Sp. 1.
curculionoides. Niger, glaber, thorace, elutris, abdomineque supra
rufis, elutris subtilissime punctato-striatis. (Long. corp. l--3
lin.) At. curculionoides. Linne.--Don. v. pi. 149. Steph. Catal.
191. No. 1983. Black, glabrous: head slightly rugose between the
eyes: thorax glossy, extremely delicately punctured, light
rufo-testaceous: elytra also rufo-testaceous, shining, with the
lateral margins somewhat fuscescent, finely punctate-striate, with
the interstices remotely punctured. The abdomen, some of the basal
joints of the antenna, and the anterior femora, are oceasionally
somewhat piceous or dull reddish. Found abundantly on oak and hazel
throughout the metropolitan district, and not uncommon in other
parts. " Baron-wood."--T. C. Heysham, Esq. " Epping."--Mr.
Doubleday. Genus CCCL.--Apoderus, Olivier. Antenna; not
geniculated, 12-jointed, robust, inserted in the middle of the
rostrum; the basal joint thickened, obconic: the second short,
nodose; six following obconic, a little increasing in width; the
remainder united and forming a cylindric-oval, quadriarticulate
club, of which the terminal joint is minute and acu...
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