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Holotype, male (Fig. 32a). Length 1.98 mm. Color black, antenna and tarsi ferruginous. Body laterally somewhat compressed; ovate; without constriction between pronotum and elytron; in profile almost evenly convex. Rostrum dorsally in basal half with pair of sublateral furrows; medially even, sparsely punctate. Eyes large. Pronotum subglabrous. Elytra subglabrous, laterally sparsely punctate with small punctures, striae indistinct. Femora with anteroventral ridge. Profemur subparallel. Meso- and metafemur with dorsoposterior edge subapically worn; metafemur subapically without stridulatory patch. Tibiae simple, without rows or brushes of long setae. Metaventrite laterally forming acute process over metacoxa, reaching tibial insertion. Metaventrite and abdominal ventrite 1 subglabrous, with sparse recumbent setae. Abdominal ventrite 2 fused to and forming common cavity with ventrite 1. Abdominal ventrite 5 anteriorly with pair of distinct longitudinal protrusions, indistinct median cavity posteriorly open. Aedeagus (Fig. 32b) apically with median extension and with pair of submedian teeth; body with two conspicuous pairs of endophallic sclerites; ductus ejaculatorius without bulbus. Intraspecific variation. Length 1.98–2.18 mm. Female rostrum subglabrous except in basal ¼ with ridges. Female abdominal ventrite 5 flat.
Holotype (SMNK): ARC0960 (EMBL # HE615593), PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Central Prov., Moroka area, Kailaki, Mt. Berogoro, S09°24.213', E147°33.870' to S09°23.647', E147°34.244', 500–600 m, 20-IX-2009. Paratypes (NAIC, SMNK, ZSM): PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Central Prov.: 1 ex, ARC0961 (EMBL # HE615594), same data as holotype; 8 exx, Moroka area, Kailaki, Mt. Berogoro, S09°24.213', E147°33.870' to S09°23.647', E147°34.244', 500–565 m, 26-X-2009; 4 exx, ARC0942 (EMBL # HE615575), ARC0943 (EMBL # HE615576), Varirata N.P., S09°26.150', E147°21.520' to S09°26.148', E147°21.361', 700–800 m, 19-IX-2009; 16 Ex, ARC0991 (EMBL # HE615624), Moroka area, Kailaki, Wariaga, S09°25.350', E147°31.047' to S09°25.403', E147°31.315', 650–820 m, 27-X-2009; 9 exx, Moroka area, Kailaki, Wariaga, S09°25.350', E147°31.047' to S09°25.683', E147°31.707', 650–920 m, 27-X-2009; 18 exx, Moroka area, Kailaki, Wariaga, S09°25.403', E147°31.315' to S09°25.683', E147°31.707', 820–920 m, 27-X-2009; 5 exx, Moroka area, Kailaki, Beremutana ridge, S09°25.515', E147°33.136' to S09°25.754', E147°33.485', 535–700 m, 28-X-2009, beaten; 5 exx, Moroka area, Kailaki, Beremutana ridge, S09°25.754', E147°33.485' to S09°25.940', E147°33.703', 700–845 m, 28-X-2009, beaten; 2 exx, Moroka area, Kailaki, Beremutana ridge, S09°25.515', E147°33.136' to S09°25.754', E147°33.485', 535–650 m, 28-X-2009, beaten.
Central Prov. (Varirata, Moroka). Elevation: 565–820 m.
Collected by beating foliage in primary forests.
This epithet is based on the Latin adjective glaber (hairless, bald) and refers to its smooth body.
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