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 Elongate; subparallel; subdepressed; head, pronotum (except pale anterior and lateral margins), scutellum, and antennae black; elytra yellow with black sutural vitta from base to apex to row 2, at base includes all of row 2, narrows abruptly to interspace 1 at apex; and lateral vitta from behind humerus to apex from rows 6–9, lateral vittae unite at apex; legs yellow with femur with apex darker, tibia dark at base and apex, tarsi dark. Head: vertex punctate, medial sulcus absent; frons not projecting; slightly depressed between eyes. Antenna: nearly ½ body length; slender; antennomere 1 elongate; 2 transverse; 3 elongate, subequal in length to 1; 4–5 elongate, each shorter than 1 or 3; 6–10 transverse, subequal in length, each shorter than 5; 11 subequal in length to 1 or 3, pointed at apex; 1–3 punctate with scattered setae; 4–11 setose. Pronotum: transverse, widest at base; lateral margin sinuate then rounding to anterior angle, canaliculate; anterior angle rounded, slightly produced; posterior angle acute; anterior margin emarginate behind head; disc subconvex; surface sparsely, deeply punctate, more deeply laterally, area just behind head impunctate; transverse basal impression present medially; pronotal length 1.1–1.4 mm; pronotal width 1.4–1.7 mm. Scutellum: pentagonal; alutaceous. Elytron: lateral margin straight, smooth, margined; apex rounded; sutural angle with small tooth; humerus rounded, slightly produced; slightly constricted behind humerus; moderately punctate-striate, humerus virtually impunctate, rows converge and unite apically; elytral length 4.3–5.3 mm; elytral width 1.9–2.6 mm. Venter: pro-, meso-, and metasterna impunctate medially, punctate laterally; abdominal sternite 1–2 impunctate medially, punctate laterally, each puncture with pale seta; sterna 3–5 punctate, each puncture with pale seta; suture between sterna 1 and 2 obsolete medially; last sternite with apical margin emarginate medially in male, rounded in female. Leg: slender; femur punctate at apex; tibia with row of setae on inner margin and fringe of setae at apex. Total length: 5.4–6.9 mm.


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© Charles L. Staines, Carlos García-Robledo

Source: ZooKeys

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