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Holotype, male (Fig. 51a). Length 3.50 mm. Color black, legs and antenna deep ferruginous. Body ovate; with weak constriction between pronotum and elytron; in profile almost evenly convex, elytral base medially weakly swollen and slightly projecting. Rostrum dorsally rugose-punctate in basal half, punctate in apical half. Pronotum densely punctate except along impunctate midline. Elytra densely punctate; strial punctures slightly larger than minute punctures on intervals; striae impressed as fine lines; lateral stria behind humeri with dense row of deep punctures. Profemur and metafemur in basal half with anteroventral ridge terminating as tooth; tooth of profemur small. Metafemur with denticulate dorsoposterior edge; with crenulate anteroventral ridge, terminating in apical 1/3 as acute tooth; subapically with stridulatory patch. Abdominal ventrite 5 with shallow impression, densely punctate, sublaterally setose. Aedeagus (Fig. 51b) with ostium somewhat retracted; with distinct, symmetrical transfer-apparatus; ductus ejaculatorius with bulbus. Intraspecific variation. Length 2.63–3.53 mm. Female rostrum basally punctate, towards apex dorsally subglabrous, with rows of small punctures. Female abdominal ventrite 5 flat, sparsely punctate.
Holotype (MZB): ARC0420 (EMBL # FN429131), WEST NEW GUINEA, Jayapura Reg., Cyclops Mts, Sentani, S02°31.7', E140°30.3', 900–1150 m, 21.XI.2007, beaten, marked “stridul. 3”. Paratypes (ARC, SMNK, ZSM): WEST NEW GUINEA, Jayapura Reg., Cyclops Mts, Sentani: 23 exx, ARC0431 (EMBL # FN429142), S02°31.2', E140°30.5', 1420–1520 m, 30-XI-2007; 2 exx, ARC0450 (EMBL # FN429161), ARC0454 (EMBL # FN429165), S02°31.7', E140°30.3', 850–1000 m, 30.XI.2007; 8 exx, S02°31.6', E140°30.4', 1000–1200 m, 30-XI-2007, beaten; 38 exx, ARC0484 (EMBL # FN429191), ARC0487 (EMBL # FN429194), S02°31.3', E140°30.5', 1200–1420 m, 30-XI-2007; 1 ex, S02°31.425', E140°30.474', 1265 m, 30-XI-2007, sifted; 1 ex, ARC0686 (EMBL # FN429331), S02°31.182', E140°30.542', 1510 m, 30-XI-2007; 17 exx [1 marked “ARC 042”], 950–1450 m, 03-X-1992; 4 exx, 1100–1600 m, 05-X-1991; 17 exx, 1200–1400 m, 09-VIII-1992; 17 exx, 1100–1600 m, 05-X-1991; 13 exx, 1400 m, 10-VIII-1991; 4 exx, 950–1450 m, 03-X-1992.
Jayapura Reg. (Cyclops Mts). Elevation: 1000–1510 m.
Collected by beating foliage in lowland forests.
This epithet is based on the Latin noun monticola (mountain dweller) and refers to the species´ restriction to the upper elevations of the Cyclops Mountains.
Notes. Trigonopterus monticola Riedel, sp. n. was coded as “Trigonopterus sp. 3” by Riedel et al. (2010) and Tänzler et al. (2012), respectively “Trigonopterus spc” in the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases.
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