Kiskeya Konstantinov & Chamorro-Lacayo, 2006

Konstantinov, A. S. & Konstantinova, A. A., 2011, New genus and species of flea beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini) from Puerto Rico, with comments on flea beetle diversity in the West Indies and a key to the West India, ZooKeys 155, pp. 61-87: 61

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Kiskeya Konstantinov & Chamorro-Lacayo, 2006


Kiskeya Konstantinov & Chamorro-Lacayo, 2006 

Kiskeya  Konstantinov and Chamorro-Lacayo, 2006: 276 (type species Kiskeya baorucae  Konstantinov and Chamorro-Lacayo, 2006 by original designation, type depository, USNM).


Discovery of about a hundred specimens of a third species of Kiskeya  in Puerto Rico provided additional material that allowed us to observe structures that were not available for study at the time of the description of the genus ( Konstantinov and Chamorro-Lacayo 2006).

Labrum 1.54 times as long as wide and 0.57 times longer than thorma (Fig. 31). Labium as long as wide. Apical labial palpomere conical, longer than wide, slightly longer than palpomeres two and three separately (Fig. 30). Mandible with 4 denticles and well developed prostheca (Fig. 33). Pro- and mesotibia flat, widening apically and abruptly narrowing from apical one-third to apex (Figs 35, 36). Metendosternite typical to one of flightless flea beetles with short stalk and relatively long arms with poorly developed tendons (Fig. 34).