Pseudomorpha caribbeana

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Pseudomorpha caribbeana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Beetle
Suborder: Adephaga
Family: Carabidae
Genus: Pseudomorpha
Species: P. caribbeana
Binomial name
Pseudomorpha caribbeana
Darlington, 1935

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Type Specimen Label


Slender, parallel, very convex (even more so than in angustata Horn); castaneous, lower surface (except abdomen) and appendages more rufescent; whole upper surface finely alutaceous under high power, merely silky under lower power, moderately shining. Head 7/10 width prothorax; 2ront with transverse row of moderate, setigerous punctures between eyes, otherwise very finely, sparsely punctate; pre-ocular lobes moderate, more explanate than in a.ngustata; clyDeal suture very fine; antennm slender, reaching just beyond anterior coxm. Prothorax 2/5 wider than long; apex truncate except anterior angles slightly prominent; sides broadly, almost evenly arcuate, with fine margins; basal angles rounded; apex margined, base not; disk finely, sparsely punctate and pubescent; middle line excessively fine; base not impressed, baso-lateral impressions completely absent. Elytra probably no wider than prothorax (slightly distorted by pin), elongate; sides parallel; apices rounded-truncate; suture not elevated; each elytron with 9 rows (beside the marginal ringe) of setigerous punctures, no special rows coarser than others; punctures so widely spaced in the rows that at first glance the elytra appear punctured at random; surface otherwise impunctate. Length 7.2; width 2.7 mm.


HAITI: holotype, probably (M. C. Z. no. 22040), unique, from Port-au-Prince, May, 1927, G. N. Wolcott collector, received from Mr. Andr Audant.