Daisya Anderson, 2003
Diagnosis: Moderately large, 10-18 mm in total body length; elongate-narrow in form, black or black with red markings; antennal funicle of 6 articles, apex extended beyond posterior margin of eye, antennal club with apical pilose part one-fifth to one-third length of basal glabrous part; rostrum cylindrical, curved ventrally; anterior margin of pronotum straight behind eye, pronotal disk and-or elytra with scattered nodules of short, erect setae; front femur of male with distinct subapical swelling or tooth on inner face; tarsus of 5 articles, but article 4 small, located at very base of article 3, article 3 slightly wider than 2 and not distinctly bilobed ventrally; front coxae narrowly separated; pygydium exposed beyond elytra; metepisternum narrow, length 3 or more times width; scutellum rhomboidal or subcircular, widest at middle.
Natural history: An adult of one species has been collected on a cut palm.
Diversity: Three species of Daisya are known from Central and South America. All three species are found in Costa Rica and-or Panama.
Distribution: Costa Rica
Natural history: The holotype was collected in an upper montane evergreen forest on the grounds of the Robert and Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.
Distribution: Costa Rica and Panama; also in South America.
Natural history: Adults have been collected in wet
upper montane and cloud forest habitats.
Distribution: Costa Rica and Panama.
Natural history: The allotype was collected in lowland
rain forest in Panama among dead leaves of a broken palm, Oenocarpus mapora,
that was brought up from the ground and hung in the canopy to attract
beetles. The holotype was collected in a malaise trap in lowland rain
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