Dendroterus


Type species

Dendroterus mexicanus Blandford

Adapted from Wood 1982, p. 917-927


Diagnosis

Species in the genus Dendroterus can be distinguished from other Cryphalina by having two straight sutures on their oval club.


Description

The species in this genus range from 1.4 to 2.9 mm in length and are approximately 2.4 to 2.8 times as long as wide. Their color varies from yellowish brown to almost black. The pronotum is usually longer than wide. The scutellum is small and flush with the elytra. The declivity is convex to slightly concave, is convex and flattened on species north of Mexico, and is unarmed. The vestiture consists of abundant and erect hair-like setae. The metepisternum is only visible anteriorly. The anterior margin of the compound eye is emarginate. The scape is elongate with a 3 to 4-segmented funicle. The two sutures on the oval club are straight to slightly recurved. The procoxae are contiguous.


Distribution

Southern California and Texas to Panama


World fauna

Number of species: 15, Native species: 2, Introduced species: 0


Hosts

Bursera, Jatropha