Champion in: David Sharp & G. C. Champion, May 1911. Biol. Centr.-Amer.,Coleoptera, vol. 4, pt. 3: 206.
37. Pandeleteius longicollis
, sp. n. ( Tab. VIII. figg. 30, 30 a.
Pandeleteius longicollis Champion, sp. n., Biologia Centrali-Americana, Coleoptera, vol. 4, part 3: 206. 1911.
Elongate, rather narrow, ferruginous, the antennal club and anterior femora piceous; thickly and uniformly clothed with whitish scales, the prothorax with a faint darker median line. Head and rostrum together a little shorter than the prothorax, the rostrum excised at the tip and canaliculate down the middle, the nasal plate triangular; antennal club large, acuminate-ovate; eyes depressed. Prothorax slightly longer than broad, gradually narrowed towards the base and apex, the basal constriction extending across the disc, the apical margin truncate; finely punctate; vibrissæ long. Elytra wider than, and about two and one-half times the length of, the prothorax, subparallel in their basal half, finely punctate-striate, the interstices almost flat, the suture tumid towards the apex. Anterior femora very stout, clavate. Anterior tibiæ curved, moderately elongate, unguiculate, and armed with from 6—8 small teeth. Intermediate tibiæ hollowed near the apex within. Tarsi with the bilobed third joint stout.
Length 4 1/3—4 7/8, breadth 1 2/5—1½ millim. (♂ ?)
Hab.MEXICO, Cerro de Palmas, Oaxaca (Höge).
Two specimens. This insect has the vestiture uniformly whitish (as in P. tibialis
and P. albisquamis
); the prothorax unusually long and feebly constricted (much as in P. nodifer
), the elytra thus appearing relatively short; and the third tarsal joint broadly lobed.