Champion in: David Sharp & G. C. Champion, May 1911. Biol. Centr.-Amer.,Coleoptera, vol. 4, pt. 3: 206.
36. Pandeleteius nodifer
, sp. n. ( Tab. VIII. figg. 29, 29 a, b, ♀.
Pandeleteius nodifer Champion, sp. n., Biologia Centrali-Americana, Coleoptera, vol. 4, part 3: 206. 1911.
Moderately elongate, narrow, piceous or ferruginous; variegated with a dense clothing of small whitish and brown scales, the latter condensed into a broad faint median vitta on the prothorax and a strongly oblique, irregular, subapical fascia and various faint scattered spots on the elytra. Head and rostrum together a little shorter than the prothorax, finely punctate, the rostrum emarginate at the tip, canaliculate, and slightly hollowed above, the nasal plate triangular; eyes not prominent. Prothorax as long as broad, somewhat oval, feebly constricted just before the apex and gradually narrowed towards the base; finely punctate; vibrissæ reduced to a few hairs. Elytra much broader than the prothorax, widening to beyond the middle, conjointly hollowed at the base (the base appearing obliquely truncate on each side as seen from above), flattened on the disc anteriorly, the suture with a compressed prominence at the commencement of the apical declivity and subvertical thence to the tip; finely punctate-striate. Anterior tibiæ moderately long, feebly curved, unguiculate, and armed with 5 or 6 very small teeth.
Length 4—4½, breadth 1¼—1 3/5 millim.
Hab.NICARAGUA, Lago de Managua (Solari).—COLOMBIA (Mus. Brit.).
The above description is mainly taken from a fresh example kindly given us by Signor Solari, apparently a female. The Colombian specimen (♂ ?) is narrower, discoloured, and broken, but it no doubt belongs to the same species, which may be known by the compressed prominence on the suture of the elytra towards the tip, and the long, oval, almost unimpressed prothorax. P. nodifer
superficially resembles Menetypus hadromeroides, Kirsch