Praocis Eschscholtz, 1829

Flores, Gustavo E. & Pizarro-Araya, Jaime, 2014, Towards a revision of the South American genus Praocis Eschscholtz (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae), with estimation of the diversity of each subgenus, ZooKeys 415, pp. 53-80: 57

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Praocis Eschscholtz, 1829


Genus Praocis Eschscholtz, 1829 

Generic characteristics.

The species of Praocis  can be recognized by having maxillary palps with last segment axe-shaped (apex twice as wide as base), antennomere 3 shorter than 4 + 5 combined, pronotum with anterior margin concave, width of posterior margin exceeding width of anterior margin, single lateral margin slender, expanded, remote from disc, and anterior angles rounded; mesosternum inclined forward, separated from prosternum; elytron with punctuate surface; apterous.