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Chelobasis aemula

Yellow; antennae, scutellum, and apex of tibiae and tarsi black; elytra with dark blue spots. Head: smooth;  slight medial sulcus between eyes; frontal horn quadrate, broad; frons not projecting, with a few punctures.  Antenna: extends to humerus; antennomere 1 elongate, apical projection as long as 2; 2 cylindrical, short; 3  cylindrical, elongate, longer than 1; 4–10 decreasing in length; 4 less than 1/2 length of 3; 11 pointed at apex;  1–4 alutaceous; 5–8 with scattered setae; 9–11 setose. Pronotum: longer than wide; lateral margin straight and  divergent for basal 1/2, then expanding and rounded, then sharply angulate and convergent to apex; anterior  angle angulate; posterior angle with large acute tooth; flat with scattered punctures; pronotal length 1.7–1.8  mm (n=8); pronotal width 2.9–3.0 mm. Scutellum: triangular; micropunctate. Elytron: expanding to exterior  apical angle, then rounded to apex; lateral and apical margins smooth; sutural angle conjointly rounded; 10  rows of lightly impressed punctures plus short scutellar row; humerus rounded; elytral length 9.1–10.0 mm;  elytral width 4.3–4.4 mm. Leg: tibia expanded to apex. Total length: 11.6–13.0 mm.

Distribution. Ecuador.


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