The specific epithet is Greek and means small scales, a reference to the pale scales on the sides of the pronotum.
This species had previously been recorded from Brazil and Peru; this image from near the northern coast of South America helps clarify the species' apparently large range.
Photo location: Réserve naturelle Trésor, French Guiana.
Determined by Dr. Abdiel Martín-Park, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.
American Insects site