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 Elongate; subparallel; subconvex; metallic green; elytra with creamy white vitta from suture to puncture row 3 narrowing on apical 1/5 to suture, and laterally behind humerus; venter with pro-, meso-, and metasterna dark laterally, abdominal sterna 1–4 dark with pale sides, 5 pale; leg with base and apex of femur, apex of tibia and tarsi darker. Head: vertex densely punctate, medial carina present; frons not projecting; slightly depressed between eyes. Antenna: reaches to humerus; slender; antennomere 1 elongate, subequal in length to 3; 2 transverse, ½ length of 1; 3–4 elongate, 4 shorter than 3; 5–10 transverse, subequal in length, each shorter than 4; 11 slightly longer than 10, pointed at apex; 1–2 punctate with scattered setae; 3–11 setose. Pronotum: transverse; lateral margin straight then rounding to anterior angle, margined; anterior angle rounded, not produced; posterior angle acute; anterior margin straight; disc slightly convex; surface irregularly punctate; behind head and medial area of pronotum impunctate; medial longitudinal carina present; basal impression absent; pronotal length 1.1–1.3 mm; pronotal width 1.3–1.4 mm. Scutellum: elongate triangular; alutaceous. Elytron: lateral margin straight, smooth, margined; apex rounded; sutural angle without tooth; humerus rounded, not produced; slightly constricted behind humerus; puncture rows moderately impressed; rows converge and unite at apex; elytral length 4.1–4.7 mm; elytral width 1.9–2.1 mm. Venter: pro-, meso-, and metasterna impunctate medially, punctate laterally; abdominal sterna punctate, each puncture with pale seta; suture between sterna 1 and 2 complete. Leg: slender; impunctate; tibia with fringe of setae on inner margin of apex. Total length: 5.6–6.4 mm.


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© Charles L. Staines, Carlos García-Robledo

Source: ZooKeys

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