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Holotype, male (Fig. 2a). Length 1.91 mm. Color black with greenish-bronze lustre; antenna and tarsi ferruginous. Body subrhomboid; in dorsal aspect and in profile with distinct constriction between pronotum and elytron. Rostrum with weak median wrinkle; epistome simple. Eyes small. Pronotum with weak subapical constriction; disk sparsely punctate. Elytra with strial punctures distinct; intervals flat, subglabrous; interval 7 subapically costate, forming angulate ridge; sutural interval apically with knob. Meso- and metafemur ventrally weakly dentate. Metafemur subapically without stridulatory patch. Onychium ca. 1.8× longer than tarsomere 3. Aedeagus (Fig. 2b) with apex weakly asymmetrical; long median extension somewhat shifted to the left; transfer apparatus hook-shaped; ductus ejaculatorius with indistinct bulbus, torn off in holotype. Intraspecific variation. Length 1.63–1.91 mm. Female rostrum dorsally subglabrous, sparsely punctate.
Holotype (SMNK): ARC1089 (EMBL # HE615719), PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Simbu Prov., Karimui Dist., Haia, S06°43.948', E144°59.856', 915 m, 26-IX-2009. Paratypes (NAIC, SMNK, ZSM): PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Simbu Prov.: 12 exx, ARC1090 (EMBL # HE615720), ARC1091 (EMBL # HE615721), same data as holotype; 1 ex, Haia, S06°41.624', E145°00.728', 960 m, 25-IX-2009, sifted; 1 ex, ARC1105 (EMBL # HE615734, Haia, S06°41.018', E145°00.995', 1090 m, 04-X-2009.
Simbu Prov. (Haia). Elevation: 915–1090 m.
Sifted from leaf litter in primary forest.
This epithet is based on the Latin adjective aeneus (of bronze) and refers to its coloration.
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