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Holotype, male (Fig. 3a–c). Length 3.06 mm. Color black, antenna and tarsi ferruginous. Body subovate; with weak constriction between pronotum and elytra; in profile evenly convex. Rostrum in basal half with median and pair of submedian carinae, intervening furrows with rows of yellowish-transparent scales; apical half of rostrum coarsely punctate-rugose, with sparse suberect setae. Forehead coarsely punctate-rugose, punctures with subrecumbent scales pointing backwards. Pronotum coarsely punctate; distance between punctures subequal to their diameter; each puncture containing one inconspicuous seta. Elytra finely punctate, along basal margin with transverse row of deeper and denser punctures; striae impressed as fine lines; marked by rows of small punctures; intervals flat, subglabrous, with few minute punctures; lateral stria behind humerus with dense row of deep punctures. Femora edentate; subapically coarsely punctate, with recumbent scales. Anteroventral ridge of profemur in apical third shortened, forming blunt angulation. Metafemur dorsoposteriorly denticulate; subapically without stridulatory patch. Protibia widening towards apex. Mesotibia in apical half with anterior face covered by fringe of long subrecumbent setae. Meso- and metatibia subbasally with dorsal angulation; metatibia with supra-uncal denticle. Abdominal ventrites 1–2 concave with coarse punctures bearing silvery plumose scales; ventrite 5 flat, densely punctate and covered with silvery scales. Penis (Fig. 3b) widening apicad, in apical third with constriction and oblique lateral furrow; apex subangulate, subglabrous; transfer apparatus symmetrical, contained in apical half of body; ductus ejaculatorius without bulbus. Intraspecific variation. Length 2.58–2.85 mm. Female mesotibia apically with large uncus and much smaller premucro. Female abdominal ventrites 1 and 2 medially flat.
Holotype (ANIC): ARC4220 (GenBank # KU888900), PAPUA NEW GUINEA, West New Britain Prov.: E of Silali Village, Nakanai Range, S 05°30.651', E 151°02.895', 700 m, from foliage, 21-XI-2014. Paratypes (SMNK, ZSM, UPNG): 9 exx, ARC4218 (EMBL # KU888898), ARC4219 (GenBank # KU888899), ARC4221 (EMBL # XXX), same data as holotype.
This epithet is a Latin adjective based on a combination of the Latin nouns punctum (small hole, dot) and collum (neck) and refers to the markedly punctate pronotum.
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