Epropetes tristis

Epropetes tristis

Epropetes tristis


Mostly black, though it seems to have black and gray bands due to some areas being covered in white hairs. Antennae and tarsi are yellowish-brown. The elytra have a small, yellow triangular mark in each outside edge approximately a third of the way down. Eyes almost divided. Total length: 10.3 mm.

(the above description likely describes the female, male uncertain)


To date, this species has only been encountered in Cerro Chucantí.

Biology and Natural History

Habitat: 850 m in elevation, specific habitat not described.


The name "tristis" it from Latin, meaning sad, in reference to it's mostly dark color.


  • Martins, U.R. & M.H.M. Galileo (2013). New species and records of Cerambycinae and Lamiinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Neotropical Region. Zootaxa. 3683(5) (Link)