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Medium to large size (length: 2.6–3.8 mm, width: 2.2–3.2 mm). Body black. Pronotum with a large, shiny disc with finer and sparse punctation, with coarse and dense punctation on lateral and basal areas and in a single rounded, shallow depression on each side close to anterior angles; with marginal stria away from lateral margin. Pronotal hypomeron glabrous in dorsal view. Elytron with proximal 2/3 lacking punctures, distal third with coarse and dense punctation between the second elytral dorsal and sutural striae; elytral dorsal striae 1–2 almost complete, second larger, third absent or reduced to a short row of punctures on basal area, fourth absent or reduced to a short row of punctures on basal area connected by a rounded arch with sutural stria. Pygidium with punctures and with a transverse subapical groove not reaching lateral margins. Protibiae with outer margin expanded and 7–8 short, reddish denticles.
Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay (Mazur 2011).
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- Mazur S (2011) A concise catalogue of the Histeridae (Insecta: Coleoptera). Warzaw University of Life Sciences, SGGW Press, 332 pp.