Andrzej Slipinski, 2007: 92. TS: Andrzej antennatus Slipinski, 2007.
This remarkable genus can be recognised immediately by its unusual antenna with large flattened club, which is reminiscent of that of Serangium. Otherwise it differs from all known Diomini in having the male genitalia with the base of the penis heavily sclerotised and complex.
Length 2.1 mm. Body elongate-oval and weakly convex; winged; dorsum shortly uniformly hairy; head dorsally not covered by pronotum. Elytral colour brown with unclear blackish pattern. Head transverse; eyes large, finely facetted, weakly emarginate. Antenna 11-segmented; slightly longer than head capsule with pedicel narrower than scape; antennomere 3 elongate; antennal club large, 1-segmented. Terminal maxillary palpomere distinctly expanded apically. Pronotal disc evenly convex. Prosternum moderately long in front of coxae, arcuate; prosternal process broad with complete carinae. Anterior margin of mesoventrite arcuate medially. Mesoventrite slightly narrower than coxal diameter; Metaventral postcoxal lines strongly recurved. Elytral epipleuron very narrow, incomplete apically, not foveate. Tibial spurs absent; tarsi 3-segmented; male claws bifid. Abdominal postcoxal line merging with hind margin of ventrite. Female unknown.
Distribution and Biology
Known from a single locality in Queensland. Collected in November from Acacia.
Slipinski, S.A. 2007. Australian Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) their biology and classification. ABRS, Canberra. 286 pp.
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