A new West-African species of the Coleopterous genus Helota
Notes from the Leyden Museum , Volume 25 - Issue 3 p. 163- 165
Strongly resembling Helota guineensis Rits. but distinguished from that species in the male sex by the less sharply raised 7th elytral interstice and by the more narrowly rounded apices of the elytra, and in the female sex by the more strongly prolonged apices of the elytra. Length 15—17 mm. — Elongate, narrowed both in front and behind; shining; fulvous, with the head, a broad band along the middle of the pronotum, the basal margin of the pronotum and that of the elytra, the scutellum, an indistinct small spot on the elytra at some distance from the base between the 3rd and 4th striae 1) and the apical half of the elytra black, the latter with a slight tinge of greenish bronze (the black invades the fulvous colour on the middle of each elytron in a strongly curved irregular line); the 5 or 6 basal joints of the antennae fulvous, the succeeding joints black; the legs black with the basal half of the femora and a more or less distinct ring around the tibiae (broadest on the anterior pair) fulvous.
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Ritsema Cz., C. (1905). A new West-African species of the Coleopterous genus Helota. Notes from the Leyden Museum, 25(3), 163–165.