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Holotype, male (Fig. 42a). Length 2.68 mm. Color black; antenna and tarsi ferruginous. Body ovate; in dorsal aspect with weak constriction between pronotum and elytron; in profile evenly convex. Rostrum dorsally with median ridge and pair of submedian ridges, furrows with sparse rows of yellowish scales; in apical 1/3 weakly punctate-rugose. Pronotum densely punctate. Elytra densely punctate with minute punctures, especially on intervals; strial punctures slightly larger; striae impressed as fine lines; lateral stria behind humeri simple, not deepened. Femora edentate. Mesofemur and metafemur dorsally densely squamose with silvery scales. Metafemur with denticulate dorsoposterior edge; subapically with stridulatory patch. Metatibia apically with uncus, without premucro. Abdominal ventrite 5 tomentose. Aedeagus (Fig. 42b) symmetrical; apex subangulate, sparsely setose; body at middle slightly constricted; transfer-apparatus asymmetrical, spiniform; ductus ejaculatorius with bulbus. Intraspecific variation. Length 2.45–2.76 mm. Female rostrum dorsally in apical half flattened, subglabrous, with submedian rows of small punctures. Female abdominal ventrite 5 with sparse recumbent scales.
Holotype (SMNK): ARC1133 (EMBL # HE615762), PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Simbu Prov., Karimui Dist., Haia, Supa, S06°40.078', E145°03.207' to S06°39.609', E145°03.012', 1220–1450 m, 02-X-2009. Paratypes (NAIC, SMNK, ZSM): PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Simbu Prov.: 8 exx, ARC1134 (EMBL # HE615763), same data as holotype; 2 exx, ARC1149 (EMBL # HE615777), ARC1150 (EMBL # HE615778), Haia, Supa, S06°40.047', E145°03.464' to S06°40.078', E145°03.207', 1075–1220 m, 02-X-2009; 7 exx, Haia, Supa station, S06°39.905', E145°03.880' to S06°39.796', E145°03.873', 1220–1320 m, 01-X-2009, beaten; 1 ex, ARC1142 (EMBL # HE615770), Haia, Supa, S06°40.047', E145°03.464' to S06°39.815', E145°03.169', 1075–1240 m, 30-IX-2009; 24 exx, ARC1168 (EMBL # HE615796), Haia, S06°41.216', E145°00.945' to S06°40.976', E145°00.979', 970–1135 m, 04-X-2009; 1 ex, ARC1083 (EMBL # HE615714), Haia, S06°41.553', E145°00.355' to S06°41.624', E145°00.728', 800–960 m, 25-IX-2009; 9 exx, Haia, S06°41.259', E145°00.822' to S06°41.102', E145°00.979', 900–1005 m, 27-IX-2009; 4 exx, Haia, S06°41.102', E145°00.979', 1005–1020 m, 27-IX-2009, beaten, “Mimikry-sample”; 10 exx, Haia, S06°41.102', E145°00.979' to S06°40.976', E145°00.979', 1020–1135m, 27-IX-2009, beaten.
Simbu Prov. (Haia). Elevation: 960–1220 m.
Collected by beating foliage in primary forest.
This species is dedicated to the people of Papua New Guinea. The epithet is based on the family name Kanawi, found on page 236 of the Papua New Guinea Telephone Directory of 2010 and treated in genitive plural.
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