Length under 2 mm; gastral tergites minutely shagreened
(non-glossy); propodeal spines short, triangular; postpetiole with a strong forward-pointing ventral protrusion, color dark reddish brown.
Protoconch of 1 1/4-1/4 whorls, essentially smooth, but microscopically shagreened
Dorsal abdominal laterotergites smooth to shagreened
, mediotergites VI and VII with dense, fully appressed pubescence.
adiastolus are present in the specimen captured in this study, such as skin on dorsum shagreened
and weakly areolate on venter, dorsolateral folds present, tympanic membrane differentiated and posterior surfaces of thighs brown.
Area between rugae, on dorsal surface of head, shagreened
It belongs to the Siphonella genus group (Kanmiya 1983), with the following characters: head much wider than long; face concave, with a linear median carina; gena narrow; frons speckled, thickly clothed with short setulae, and sparsely microtomentose universally or in reticular-form; scutum as long as wide, convex, minutely or weakly shagreened
, glossy or entirely microtomentose in both sexes; male surstylus highly specialized, incrassate and semi-globose, larger than epandrium in lateral view; gonites not well demarcated; hypandrium closed (Sabrosky 1980; Kanmiya 1983; Merz 2008).
DIAGNOSIS: Distinguished from other phyline genera by the ovoid, shagreened
body with sparse, scattered, very short vestiture; conspicuous, flaming red-orange dorsum; short antenna; narrow pronotum; slender leg; and peculiar form of the endosoma.
7 mm) distinguished from other Aromobates by the following combination of characters: (1) Skin of dorsum shagreened
, with low rounded tubercles toward posterior end of the body; (2) tympanum moderate-sized, distinct in its lower part, its length about 1/2 that of eye; (3) snout subovoid to truncate in dorsal view; (4) canthus rostralis well defined, from sinuous to slightly curved; loreal region almost vertical to slightly concave, descending abruptly to lips; (5) length of eye greater than eye-tonostril distance; (6) upper eyelid width narrower than interorbital distance; (7) first finger equal to second; fingers not bearing lateral keels; (8) disc on third finger 1.
TEXTURE: Body impunctate, polished, callosite region of pronotum, corium and abdominal terga weakly shagreened
5 puncture diameters), except along midline at the apical half with (here punctures separated by almost 1 puncture diameter); roughly shagreened
in basal half, more or less shiny in apical half.
DIAGNOSIS: Distinguished from other genera of the tribe Phylini by the following combination of characters: general coloration chestnut brown to fuscous; dorsal surface more or less shagreened
or roughened, only with simple, semierect setae, lacking scale-like setae; eyes large; antennal segment IV long, almost equal in length to III; hemelytron with uniformly distributed, dark, small spots (Figs.
DESCRIPTION: Body generally whitish brown, elongate; dorsum less shining, rather shagreened
, with densely distributed, numerous dark brown spots and with several red spots intermixed with black ones on vertex and calli.