This new species belongs to Parry’s ¹) Section A (mandibles robust, with a recurved process at the base), b (prothorax smooth, non-foveate; the anterior angles produced, non-emarginate) and is therefore allied to Nigidius laevicollis Westw. ²) of tlie Philippine islands, but at once to be distinguished from that species by the different punctuation of the sides of the prothorax and that of the sulci of the elytra. I propose to name the new species in honor of the well known and sagacious inquirer of insect-life Mr. Jules Lichtenstein of Montpellier: Nigidius Lichtensteinii, sp. n.