|Abstract||In a small collection of oriental insects, handed to me for identification by Mr. H. Veen of Haarlem, was a specimen of a large black Macroma-species, captured by his brother, Mr. Ed. Veen, on Mount Pangolot in the district Groot Mandheling of the Tapanoeli Residency, West Sumatra.|
This specimen agreed admirably well with the description and figure of Macroma insignis Gestro (Ann. Mus. Civ. Genova, vol. XXX, p. 852; pl. 2, fig. 10), but as this species was described from a specimen from Burma (Mount Cariani, at an elevation of 1300 — 1400 meter above the level of the sea), I thought it of interest to examine, if possible, the type-specimen. I therefore wrote to Dr. Gestro, who, without delay, sent it to me.