Psuedomorpha alutacea

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Pseudomorpha alutacea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Beetle
Suborder: Adephaga
Family: Carabidae
Genus: Pseudomorpha
Species: P. alutacea
Binomial name
Pseudomorpha alutacea
Notman, 1925

Description

Form rather short, parallel, moderately convex. Color dark rufopiceous. Integuments above finely alutaceous. Head and thorax finely and sparsely punctured. Elytral punctuation as given in the synopsis. Head about three-fifths the width of the thorax, twice as wide as long. Preocular lobe not prominent; clypeal suture rather distinctly impressed throughout. Antennae rather long, surpassing considerably the anterior coxae. Thorax about four-fifths wider than long. Apex feebly emarginate; anterior angles not prominent, rounded. Sides moderately arcuate and convergent ; posterior angles rounded. Base finely margined medially; side margins finely reflexed; sides moderately explanate anteriorly; a very fine and almost entire median line, very feebly impressed. Elytra scarcely more than twice the length of thorax, about one-half longer than wide, sides parallel to apical two-thirds; suture broadly and feebly prominent near the apex ; apices obliquely truncate ; angles rounded, outer broadly. Length, 7.25 mm. ; width, 3.25 mm.

Distribution

Type.—Female. Mesilla, New Mexico, 1897 (Cockerell). June 30. Cat. No. 26171, U.S.N.M.

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