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Holotype, male (Fig. 71a). Length 2.93 mm. Color orange-ferruginous; pronotum, tarsi and antennal club black. Body elongate; with distinct constriction between pronotum and elytron; in profile dorsally flat. Rostrum with distinct median and pair of submedian costae, in apical 1/3 scabrous. Pronotum densely punctate; interspaces subequal to puncture´s diameter. Elytra with striae marked by small punctures and hardly visible fine lines, intervals with smaller punctures interspersed; intervals 1–3 near base with larger and denser punctures. Mesocoxa with densely setose patch. Femora edentate. Profemur in basal third posteriorly with callus. Metafemur dorsally with row of white scales; subapically with indistinct stridulatory patch interspersed with coarse punctures. Metatibia ventrally with sparse row of long setae. Aedeagus (Fig. 71b) apically subangulate, with brushes of stout, apically hooked setae; body flattened, sides subparallel; transfer apparatus simple, spiniform; ductus ejaculatorius without bulbus. Intraspecific variation. Length 2.81–3.09 mm. No female specimen available.
Holotype (MZB): ARC1756 (EMBL # HE616033), WEST NEW GUINEA, Jayawijaya Reg., Poga, S03°47.631', E138°35.459' to S03°47.406', E138°35.507', 2260–2410 m, 14-VII-2010. Paratypes (ARC, SMNK, ZSM): WEST NEW GUINEA, Jayawijaya Reg.: 13 exx, ARC1736 (EMBL # HE616013), ARC1737 (EMBL # HE616014), ARC1738 (EMBL # HE616015), Poga, S03°48.382', E138°34.780', 2285–2345 m, 13-VII-2010; 1 ex (marked as “ARC0033”), Jiwika, 1800–2300 m, 31-V-1998; 1 ex, Ilugwa, Melanggama, 1900–2200 m, 09-12-IX-1990.
Jayawijaya Reg. (Jiwika, Ilugwa, Poga). Elevation: 2200–2285 m.
Beaten from foliage of montane forests.
This epithet is based on the Latin adjective rubiginosus (rusty-red)
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