Champion in: David Sharp & G. C. Champion, May 1911. Biol. Centr.-Amer.,Coleoptera, vol. 4, pt. 3: 205.
35. Pandeleteius albisquamis
, sp. n. ( Tab. VIII. figg. 28, 28 a, ♂.
Pandeleteius albisquamis Champion, sp. n., Biologia Centrali-Americana, Coleoptera, vol. 4, part 3: 205. 1911.
Moderately elongate, piceous, the prothorax usually with a darker median vitta, the legs (the anterior femora and claws excepted) and antennæ (the club excepted) more or less ferruginous; densely, uniformly clothed with shining chalky-white scales, those on the under surface with a faint cupreous tinge. Head and rostrum together not longer than the prothorax, somewhat sparsely punctate, the rostrum flattened, emarginate at the tip, obsoletely canaliculate, the nasal plate triangular; eyes depressed. Prothorax broader than long, rather convex, feebly constricted at the sides before the apex, closely punctate; vibrissæ long, few in number. Elytra very little wider than the prothorax, subparallel in ♂, widened to beyond middle in ♀ and with the suture subangulate towards the apex (seen in profile) in this sex, the base slightly hollowed, the humeri obliquely truncate; finely, conspicuously punctate-striate, the interstices almost flat. Anterior tibiæ moderately long, curved, denticulate, pilose, and sharply unguiculate, the intermediate pair also with a minute claw in ♂.
Length 4½—6, breadth 1 2/5—2 millim. (♂ ♀.)
Hab.MEXICO, San Andres Tuxtla (Sallé), Oaxaca (Höge); GUATEMALA, Dueñas (Salvin, Champion), San Gerónimo (Champion).
Found in abundance at Dueñas. Easily recognizable by the uniform dense white squamosity, which, however, does not hide the larger punctures on the upper surface, these being very conspicuous along the striæ of the elytra. There are no short curled hairs amongst the scales. The humeri are oblique, as in P. nodifer