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English: "Moluccan Beetles" engraving from The Malay Archipelago, 1869, by Alfred Russel Wallace.

Center left: Xenocerus semiluctuosus = Xenocerus semiluctuosus Blanchard, 1853, ♀
Bottom left: Xenocerus sp. ?= Xenocerus sp. from the Bacan Islands, ♂
Bottom center: Arachnobas ?= Arachnobas sp. from Gilolo
Top right: Eupholus sp. ?= Eupholus sp. from Ceram and Gorom
Center right: Euchirus longimanus = Euchirus longimanus (Linnaeus, 1758), ♂

"The beetles figured on the plate as characteristic of the Moluccas are: 1. A small specimen of the Euchirus longimanus, or Long-armed Chafer, which has been already mentioned in the account of my residence at Amboyna (Chapter XX.). The female has the fore legs of moderate length. 2. A fine weevil, (an undescribed species of Eupholus,) of rich blue and emerald green colours, banded with black. It is a native of Ceram and Goram, and is found on foliage. 3. A female of Xenocerus semiluctuosus, one of the Anthribidae of delicate silky white and black colours. It is abundant on fallen trunks and stumps in Ceram and Amboyna. 4. An undescribed species of Xenocerus; a male, with very long and curious antenna, and elegant black and white markings. It is found on fallen trunks in Batchian. 5. An undescribed species of Arachnobas, a curious genus of weevils peculiar to the Moluccas and New Guinea, and remarkable for their long legs, and their habit of often sitting on leaves, and turning rapidly round the edge to the under-surface when disturbed. It was found in Gilolo. All these insects are represented of the natural size." (A.R. Wallace)
Source The Malay Archipelago, 1869
Author Alfred Russel Wallace
Other versions The Malay Archipelago (Fig. 34) (7402231148).jpg


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