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This subfamily is defined in a satisfactory manner by the existence of a scar on each of the mandibles, due to the detachment of a peculiar pair of cutting instruments, supposed to be used by the insect for freeing itself when emerging from the pupal stage.
I propose to divide the subfamily into two divisions, consisting (I.) of the apterous, (II.) of the wingedOtiorhynchinæ.


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