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Holotype, male (Fig. 45a). Length 2.43 mm. Color black; antenna and tarsi light ferruginous; tibiae and femora deep ferruginous. Body subrhomboid; in dorsal aspect with marked constriction between pronotum and elytron; in profile almost evenly convex, with shallow constriction. Rostrum rugose-punctate; epistome forming indistinct, angulate ridge. Pronotum basally angulate, densely punctate with deep punctures; each with one small, upcurved seta. Elytra with striae deeply incised; intervals costate, each with one row of small punctures. Metafemur with simple dorsoposterior edge, subapically with stridulatory patch. Aedeagus (Fig. 45b) with apex subtruncate, setose; subapically sides with pair of membranous protrusions; transfer apparatus minute; ductus ejaculatorius without bulbus. Intraspecific variation. Length 2.26–2.73 mm. Female rostrum with epistome simple.
Holotype (MZB): ARC0733 (EMBL # HE615416), WEST NEW GUINEA, Jayawijaya Reg., Jiwika, Kurulu, S03°57.161', E138°57.357', 1875 m, 24-XI-2007, sifted. Paratypes (ARC, SMNK, ZSM): WEST NEW GUINEA, Jayawijaya Reg.: 11 exx, ARC0734 (EMBL # HE615417), ARC0735 (EMBL # HE615418), same data as holotype; 6 exx, Jiwika, Kurulu, S03°56.481', E138°57.073', 2070 m, 26-XI-2007, sifted; 2 exx, Jiwika, Kurulu, S03°56.289', E138°57.622', 2200 m, 26-XI-2007, sifted; 25 exx, S03°57.161', E138°57.357', 1875 m, 11-VII-2010, sifted; 4 exx, ca. 1700–2300 m, 02-IX-1991, sifted; 3 exx (1 marked ARC0002), ca. 1700–2300 m, 06-IX-1991, sifted; 2 exx, 2300 m, 06-IX-1991, sifted; 1 ex, 2300 m, 1992, sifted; 6 exx, 1900–2000 m, 23-IX-1992, sifted; 7 exx, 1900–2050 m, 24-X.1993; 2 exx, ARC1716 (EMBL # HE615996), ARC1717 (EMBL # HE615997), Poga, S03°48.382', E138°34.780', 2330 m, 13-VII-2010.
Jayawijaya Reg. (Jiwika, Poga). Elevation: 1875–2330 m.
Sifted from leaf litter in montane forest.
This epithet is a noun in apposition. Kurulu, who lived near Jiwika, was a famous Dani leader in the 1960´s. The district around Jiwika bears his name today. The species´ name refers both to the type locality and is a reference to the disappearing culture of the indigenous people of this area.
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