Helota attenuata belongs, together with Dureli, Moutoni and Helleri, to the group of Helota rotundata (see my „Synopsis” in Notes Leyd. Mus. Vol. XIII, p. 227). It is easily recognizable among these species by the coarse punctuation on the pronotum and by the reddish testaceous colour of the elytral epipleurae. When I described the species, the female sex only was known to me (Notes Leyd. Mus. Vol. XVI, p. 112), but later on Mr. René Oberthür received also the male sex from the environs of Kurseong (R. F. Bretaudeau) and from Maria Basti and Padong in British Bhotan (R. F. Durel).