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Oblong, robust, black, densely clothed (a small space behind each eye excepted) with pale green, bluish-green, or greenish-cinereous scales, with minute, scattered, whitish, decumbent hairs intermixed; the prothorax with two small spots on each side (those at the base sometimes obsolete), the elytra each with six or seven small spots (one above and one below the shoulder, one on the disc before the middle, and sometimes another in a line with it on the eighth interstice, and from 2—4—the inner ones sometimes coalescent—at about one-third from the apex), and the intermediate and posterior femora each with a single spot, black. Head and rostrum sharply sulcate and densely punctate, the rostrum hollowed at the apex; antennæ rather stout, the scape reaching the middle of the eyes, the latter moderately convex, joint 2 of the funiculus twice as long as 3. Prothorax transverse, sinuate at the sides towards the base, campanulate in ♀; densely, finely punctate, the disc transversely excavate in the middle posteriorly and with an abbreviated median sulcus. Elytra finely seriate-punctate, the ninth row of punctures subobsolete for some distance before the middle, the interstices flat and densely punctulate, the apices acuminate and dehiscent. Fifth ventral segment with an oblique impressed line on each side in front in ♀. Legs short, the tarsi broad, the anterior tibiæ unarmed at the tip.
 
Length 12—16, breadth 4—6 millim. (♂ ♀.)

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