RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1840. [Notes on Chilean beetles.] In G. R. Waterhouse, Description of a new species of the genus Lophotus, from the collection of Charles Darwin, Esq. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 5 (July): 330, 332.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by AEL Data, corrected and edited by John van Wyhe 6.2008. RN1

[page] 330

[Lophotus Vitulus taken in Tres Montes, Chile] "found on a bare granite mountain, at an elevation of 2500 feet."1

[page] 332

[Lophotus eschscholtzi from Valparaiso, Chile] "it first appears in November, is very abundant, and injurious to the young shoots of plums and peaches."

1 See Darwin's insects p. 83. See the full original publication Waterhouse 1840.

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