Head shallowly convex, vaguely longitudinally impressed at median; punctation
very dense, punctures separated by <0.2X own diameter, umbilicate.
Discussion: Species in this genus are distinguished based on characteristics of pronotum punctation
and maculation, connexiva coloration, and characters related to male genitalia and medial lobes of the 8th abdominal tergum.
The plainware excavated in 1997 is followed by pottery decorated with both incising and punctation
. Finally, applied relief ware appears at the end of the ceramic sequence at the site along with both incised and punctate material.
A moderately coarse punctation
vascular pattern with wide intercapillary distances was noted.
Other characters helpful for recognition include: small body size (1 - 6 mm long from clypeus to elytral apex); body generally elongate-cylindrical to elongate-flattened, subglabrous to setaceous; head prognathous, exposed from above; antennae usually not concealed from above, widely separated, usually with an abrupt 1 - 2 segmented antennal club (not abrupt in Crowsonius Pakaluk & Slipinski and some Leptipsius Casey), never 3 segmented; pronotum variable; mesocoxal cavities open; elytra with strong puncture rows or with dense, confused punctation
; abdominal ventrite 1 usually as long as 2 - 4 combined; and pygidium well-sclerotized, punctured (Bousquet 2009, McElrath et al.
In low-grade lesions, transparent to semi-transparent acetowhite areas with vague or feathery margins and fine punctation
and/or mosaic seen.
on clypeus, frons, pronotum, and elytra denser and deeper.
Mesosoma with light punctation
, space between punctures more than size of punctures, each puncture with a hair; hind femur with small tooth at anterior side on single lobe, a tooth shaped structure present at the distal end of the femur, length of femur 2x its maximum width; tibia with 2 carinae at anterior end, with 2 apical spurs; marginal vein of fore wing slightly away from wing margin, postmarginal vein very short, stigmal vein short with distinct uncus.
Dark bronze to black; with long, white setae and dense, round punctation
or crescent to horseshoe sculpture throughout surface (Fig.
SURFACE AND VESTITURE: Body smooth, glabrous, without any exaggerated outgrowths or punctation
; hemelytron semitransparent.