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Redescription of species. Body length 8.8–14.5 mm, width at humeri 1.7–2.2 mm. Black; trochanters and bases of femora yellow; mouth parts, most parts of legs and antennae brownish. Body with long scattered erect setae and recumbent silvery pubescence, which is sparser on head and abdominal sternites and absent on ventral sides of head and prothorax. Elytra with a transverse band behind middle created by recumbent dark-brown setae and pubescence, of which width is about 1/4 of elytral length.
Head finely irregularly rugose between eyes, with longitudinal rugose sculpture under eyes and behind antennal bases. The last segment of maxillary palp stout (male, Fig. 8) or slender (female, Fig. 9). Pronotum longer than broad, with very fine and dense punctation. Elytra with 4 longitudinal rows of punctures, which are deep and hollow-shaped anteriorly and missing at middle, with very fine indistinct sculpturing between punctures, independently rounded apically, with a row of 7–10 pointed tubercles behind humeri. Antennae long and thin, 1.5 (female) to 1.8 (male) times longer than body; Scape dilated toward apex, reaching midlength of pronotum. Pedicel very small, spherical, hidden inside apical hollow of scape. The relative length of antennal joints (male and female almost same): 20:1:19:17:18:18:17:16:15:13:14.
Measurement on male: Elytra length: humeral width = ca. 3.1; pronotum length: pronotum maximum width = ca. 1.1; elytra length: prothorax length = ca. 2.5.
Measurement on the female: Elytra length: humeral width = ca. 3.2; pronotum length: pronotum maximum width = ca. 1.1; elytra length: prothorax length = ca. 2.6.
Male terminalia (Figs 15–19): Tegmen approximately 1.6 mm in length; lateral lobes slender, approximately 0.5 mm long and 0.1 mm wide, apex with short setae; median lobe plus median struts slightly curved, subequal to tegmen in length; the median struts less than 1/3 of the whole median lobe in length; dorsal plate shorter than ventral plate; apex of ventral plate sharply pointed; internal sac moderately long, about twice the median lobe in length, bearing a basal armature (Fig. 17) and two apical rods of endophallus (Fig. 18), ejaculatory duct single (Fig. 18). Apex of tergite VIII truncated with rounded sides (Fig. 19). Female terminalia (Figs 20–23): Paraproct moderate in size, its baculi thick and long, straight and not bifurcate at base; valvifer baculum very thick at base and narrowed towards apex (Fig. 20b); coxite lobes sclerotized at each inner part, with tactile hairs; stylus articulated to the tip of each coxite lobe, sclerotized except for apex and bearing tactile hairs (Fig. 22); dorsal baculi straight and longer than paraproct baculi (Fig. 20a); proctiger baculi long and almost straight (Fig. 20a). Spermathecal capsule (Fig. 23) is complex and coiled, composed of two parts, with two openings to bursa copulatrix (or spermathecal duct); bigger one with basal 1/4 twisted, strongly curved near middle; the other small part also strongly sclerotized, curved and twisted at middle, connected with bigger part with a thin duct; spermathecal gland (Fig. 23a) attached to middle of smaller part of capsule, membranous. Tignum (Fig. 21) slightly longer than half of abdomen. In one measured specimen, tignum was 2.3 mm for an adult with 4.2 mm abdomen length in ventral view.


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Source: Cerambycidae from China

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