Copturus cribricollis Champion, 1909
Family: Curculionidae
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Elliptic, nigro-piceous; variegated with scattered patches of small, narrow, cinereous scales, the scales on the prothorax clustered into various coalescent irregular markings at the sides, a large spot in the middle at the base, and a small one in a line with it at the apex, those on the elytra condensed into a posteriorly interrupted sutural stripe, a broad common transverse patch at the base, a narrower one just beyond the middle, two much interrupted fasciae in a line with these externally, and a small patch on the margin near the apex; the vestiture of the under surface much coarser, whitish, that of the legs rather fine, close, and whitish, the posterior femora with a bare space near the apex. Eyes very large, narrowly separated. Rostrum shorter than the head and prothorax, rugulose and carinate at the base. Second joint of the funiculus very elongate, nearly as long as 8-6 united. Prothorax short, coarsely, densely punctate. Elytra much wider than the prothorax, somewhat rounded at the sides, separately rounded at the apex; rather coarsely punctate-striate, the interstices densely, transversely rugose, becoming convex towards the sides. Meso- and metasternum slightly depressed between the middle coxae. Legs short; femora sharply unidentate.

Length 3 (4/5)mm, Breadth 1(9/10)mm.

Hab. Costa Rica, Higuito, Pacific slope (Biolley).

One specimen. Near C. ludiosus, but with the vestiture finer, the markings of the prothorax and elytra uniformly cinereous, the sutural stripe interrupted near the apex only, the two common transverse patches sharply defined, the rostrum shorter. The coarsely punctured prothorax and elytral striae, the annulate posterior femora, &c., separate C. cribricollis from C. multiguttatus.

This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371