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Holotype, male (Fig. 56a). Length 2.10 mm. Color ferruginous, center of pronotum black. Body subrhomboid; in dorsal aspect with marked constriction between pronotum and elytron; in profile with shallow constriction. Rostrum with indistinct median wrinkle and pair of submedian wrinkles, coarsely punctate; epistome forming angulate ridge, medially with weak denticle. Pronotum with subapical constriction; with indistinct lateral flanges; coarsely punctate-reticulate; punctures each with one ochre scale. Elytra heart-shaped, humeri prominent; striae deeply incised; intervals costate; sparsely squamose with ochre scales. Femora ventrally markedly dentate. Metafemur subapically with stridulatory patch. Onychium subequal to tarsomere 3, fusiform. Aedeagus (Fig. 56b) with apex rounded; transfer apparatus flagelliform; ductus ejaculatorius without bulbus. Intraspecific variation. Length 1.78–2.17 mm. Color ranging from ferruginous with black spots to largely black with few ferruginous spots. Body of females subovate. Female rostrum with rows of coarse punctures; epistome simple. Female elytra with humeri simple, not prominent as in males. Femoral tooth smaller or larger.
Holotype (MZB): ARC0786 (EMBL # HE615469), WEST NEW GUINEA, Manokwari, Arfak Mts, S01°04.087', E133°54.268', 1520 m, 08-XII-2007, sifted. Paratypes (SMNK, ZSM): 25 exx, ARC0787 (EMBL # HE615470), ARC0788 (EMBL # HE615471), ARC0789 (EMBL # HE615472), same data as holotype; 10 exx, Mokwam, Siyoubrig, S01°06.107', E133°54.888', 1530 m, 10-XII-2007, sifted.
Manokwari Reg. (Arfak Mts). Elevation: 1520–1530 m.
Sifted from leaf litter in montane forest dominated by Nothofagus.
This epithet is based on the plant genus Nothofagus.
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