A new Myodites from Liberia (Coleoptera: Rhipiphoridae)
Notes from the Leyden Museum , Volume 35 - Issue 3/4 p. 169- 170
Length 5 mm. — Black; the plumose antennae pale fulvous, the tip of the flabellae slightly infuscate; the legs pale fulvous, the extreme tip of the femora and tibiae and the basal third of the posterior femora infuscate; the elytra dark pitchy brown, narrowly margined with pale fulvous and provided with an ill-defined fulvous band (narrowest in the middle) beyond the base; wings hyaline, with a pale fulvous band before the apex, the nervules pale yellowish, the costa and those in the fulvous band darker. Head and thorax opaque, owing to the very dense punctuation, and covered with a short grey pubescence; the vertex conically elevated, the pronotum with three small smooth spots forming a triangle with its top directed towards the front margin of the thorax, the anterior spot impressed and somewhat larger than the basal ones; a trace of a mesial line is present at the base of the pronotum; the scutellum is glossy and impunotate, and provided with a central fovea. The elytra are subshining, strongly punctured, the shoulders glossy and impunctate; their inner margin is very faintly concave, their outer margin strongly and regularly curved, their tip obliquely rounded towards the suture. The abdomen densely punctured, the margins of the segments glossy and impunctate. The legs strongly punctured, especially the posterior pair; the intermediate tarsi are the longest; the basal joint of the posterior tarsi is compressed, broadest about the middle of the length, which is due to the much convex upper side.
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Ritsema Cz., C. (1913). A new Myodites from Liberia (Coleoptera: Rhipiphoridae). Notes from the Leyden Museum, 35(3/4), 169–170.