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 Elongate; subparallel; subconvex; shining; elytra yellow with dark vitta at base along suture and apical 1/5 black, small elongate black macula on side near middle; venter yellowish medially, black laterally; legs yellowish. Head: vertex densely punctate, medial sulcus absent; frons not projecting; depressed between eyes. Antenna: longer than head and pronotum combined; slender; antennomere 1 longest, slightly incrassate; 2 ½ length 1, elongate; 3–5 cylindrical, elongate, decreasing in length, 3 subequal in length to 1; 6–10 transverse, subequal in length, each shorter than 5; 11 2× length 10, acutely pointed at apex; 1–3 punctate with scattered setae; 4–11 setose. Pronotum: transverse; lateral margin straight then rounding to anterior angle, canaliculate; anterior angle obtuse, produced; posterior angle acute; anterior margin emarginate behind head; disc subconvex; surface moderately, deeply punctate laterally, nearly impunctate on anterior margin; transverse basal impression present medially; pronotal length 1.1–1.3 mm; pronotal width 1.3–1.5 mm. Scutellum: pentagonal; impunctate. Elytron: lateral margin straight, smooth, distinctly margined; apex rounded; sutural angle without tooth; humerus rounded, not produced; slightly constricted behind humerus; distinctly punctate-striate, rows converge and unite apically; elytral length 3.9–4.4 mm; elytral width 1.7–1.9 mm. Venter: pro-, meso-, and metasterna punctate; abdominal sterna punctate, each puncture with pale seta; suture between sterna 1 and 2 obsolete medially; last sternite with apical margin emarginate medially in male, truncate in female. Leg: slender; punctate, each puncture with pale seta; tibia with fringe of setae on inner margin of apex. Total length: 5.4–5.8 mm.


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Source: ZooKeys

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