Discotenes nigrotuberculata
Family: Anthribidae
Discotenes nigrotuberculata image
Lisa Hoefler  
Black beneath, ochraceous above, variegated with black patches on thorax and elytra. Head as long as wide, beak as long as the head, emarginate at apex with the angles rounded; antennal cavities open, not covered by the sides of the beak extending slightly on the disk and situated close to the eyes. Eyes lateral, small, rounded. Antennae longer than the body in the male, shorter in the female. Thorax nearly as long as broad gradually narrowing to apex, sides slightly arcuate, transverse carina ante-basal, obtusely flexed at sides, disk at middle pale, with a small tubercle, densely punctate, at sides black, surface clothed with ochreous and white hairs. Elytra twice as long as thorax, slightly wider than the thorax at base, apex conjointly broadly, but feebly emarginate, disk with rows of coarse, closely placed punctures, at base on each side of scutellum one large tubercle, the third costa behind middle for a short distance slighly elevated, color ochraceous, the two basal tubercles, the two costiform elevations, a large spot at sides and at apex black, pubescence yellowish white between the basal tubercle and the costiform elevation a line of white hairs. Femora in great part and tibiae at middle black. Length: 2.5 mm.
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