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Medium to large size (length: 3.5–4.0 mm, width: 2.9–3.9 mm). Body black to metallic blue. Pronotum with a large, shiny disc with finer and sparse punctation, with coarse and dense punctation on lateral area and in a single depression on each side close to anterior angles. Pronotal hypomeron glabrous in dorsal view. Elytron with finer and sparse punctation in the intervals on proximal half; distal half with coarse and dense ocellate punctation, a small puncture within a large puncture, with a smooth, shining area between the fourth dorsal and sutural striae; elytral striae 1-2 almost complete, 3-4 reduced but surpassing the middle of elytron on posterior half, fourth dorsal and sutural striae connected by a rounded arch, lacking inner subhumeral stria. Pygidium with ocellate punctation and with a complete subapical groove in the middle with internal ramifications. Protibiae with outer margin expanded and 7–8 short, reddish denticles.
Argentina and South Brazil (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.