RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Wallace A.R `Malay Arch' 1869 II: 313 [Malay Archipelago].  CUL-DAR81.146 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe. (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)
REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, corrected and edited by John van Wyhe. RN1
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Wallace. The Malay. Arch. 1869. vol. 2 p. 313
4 species of Horned fly — a new genus in N. Guinea — Elaphomia 1/2 inch long — The horns spring from beneath the eyes — in largish species nearly as long as body & black.
In another sp. 1/3 length of body, "of a beautiful pink colour, edged with black, and with a pale central stripe." Whole insect very elegant appearance — like horns of red deer presented like elk. None of the ♀ have any trace of the Horns. — in one species neither sex have horns. —
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