Excerpt from Biologia Centrali-Americana, Vol. 4: Insecta, Coleoptera: Part 6 This family of Rhynchophora consists at present of about 500 species. About 125 have been found in our province. The very large proportion of forms found in Central America is due to the fact that the family is almost peculiar to the forests of the tropics, and that few species are known from Africa. Hence the larger part by far of the known species have been procured from the Neotropical region, and from Madagascar and the indo-malay regions. A comparison of the number of our species with that found in any one of the above regions would probably show no great disproportion to exist. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.