Comprehensive Description

Read full entry


"Pronotum: Creamy yellow to light orange with four broad, black to red or dark orange, longitudinal vittae, often expanded; median two vittae rarely meeting along midline; each lateral vitta usually arcuate or sinuate, frequently expanded and joining inner vitta; dark markings nearly always sharply delimited. Punctation dual, larger punctures minute to (rarely) rather large and coarse, at side usually with a distinct, shallow depression. Elytra: Creamy yellow to orange with markings black to dark reddish or orange and variable. Discal markings of each elytron as follows: with a large basal and somewhat smaller anteapical spot, both frequently attaining suture, both often expanded and broadly joining, when expanded sometimes meeting suture, spots sometimes reduced. Spots at side of elytron variable, small, often with two humeral, one anteapical, and two apical spots, sometimes reduced or joined by discal markings. With eight rows of punctures, sixth and seventh rows confused, sometimes also fifth; usually punctures larger and/or sparser than usual, finer to apex; inner and outer rows distinct at apex and nearly always clearly meeting. Prosternum: Anterior margin in female somewhat produced into a broad or somewhat pointed lobe; anterior margin m male distinctly produced into a downward, pointed lobe. Length: 3.9 to 5.3 mm" (White, 1968: 41).


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© Smithsonian Institution

Source: Cryptocephalinae of the World

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!