Callyntra rugosa

(Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae)

ENGLISH: Callyntra rugosa : This elegant Tenebrionid lives high in the Andes, at 2-3000 mts of altitude, in places that are covered by snow in the winter. Absolutely nothing is known from its life cycle. The larvae have been reared just a few months ago in my lab. It is found from Aconcagua to Talca, always in the Andean side slopes. The bottom view is from the hills in front of Santiago city, where it is found over 1700 mts.

ESPAÑOL: Este elegante Tenebrionido vive en la Zona Central y Centro Sur en laderas de la Cordillera de los Andes, a una altura de 2000 a 3000 metros, entre Aconcagua y Talca. Este genero ha sido recien estudiado por G Flores y P Vidal. Su larva era desconocida pero hemos logrado reproducirlos en laboratorio y ahora se conoce mas de su ciclo biologico. En la foto se ve ejemplares adultos bebiendo agua en mi laboratorio.