Cylindrocopturus albonotatus Champion, 1906
Family: Curculionidae
Cylindrocopturus albonotatus image
Chelsey Tellez  

Elliptic, flattened above, nigro-piceous; the upper surface variegated with a dense clothing of oval and rounded, overlapping, fulvous, white, and dark brown scales, the seriate elytral punctures each, with a narrow scale: the head fulvous; the prothorax fulvous, with a large subquadrate patch on each side behind, extending obliquely inwards anteriorly, and a narrow, abbreviated, median vitta, white; the elytra with a spot at the shoulder, another near the suture below the base, a sinuous, interrupted, post-median fascia (extending forwards along the suture), and the apex, white, and a short transverse on the disc below the base (in a line with the first white spot) fulvous ; the vestiture of the under surface and legs white, the femora faintly fusco-annulate. Eyes rather narrowly separated, the intra-ocular space widening above and beneath. Rostrum rugulose and feebly carinate at the base. Prothorax transverse constricted and narrowed in front, the sides parallel behind; densely punctate. Elytra a little wider than the prothorax, rounded at the sides, the apices raised and separately, angularly produced; deeply punctate-striate, the interstices narrow, raised, about as wide as the striae. Legs short.

Length 3(1/4)-3(2/5)mm, breadth (2/3)mm

Hab. Mexico, Toxpam in Vera Cruz (Salle), Cordova (Hoge).

Two specimens, one of them in perfect condition. The short, transverse (not oblique), fulvous fascia on the disc of the elytra below the base, the somewhat tricruciate white sutural stripe, and the subquadrate large white patch on each side of the prothorax at the base, and the white under surface, distinguish C.albonotatus. The scales are smaller than in C. imbricatus.

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