Hong Slipinski
Updated July 2007.

Hong Slipinski, 2007: 50. TS: Hong glorious Slipinski, 2007.

Hong is easily distinguished from all known Australian coccinellid genera by its rostrate head, coarsely punctate and setose dorsum, prosternal lobe much below the anterior margin of prosternum and pronotum without oblique line near the anterior angles.

Body minute, not exceeding 1.3 mm, slightly convex; winged. Dorsal vestiture consisting hairs of uniform length. Head distinctly rostrate and deflexed. Antenna 10-segmented with large 3-segmented club. Maxillary palp about as long as antenna. Pronotum without distinct ridge separating anterior corners from pronotal disc. Prosternum with narrow lobe below its anterior margin; prosternal process narrow, 0.4 times as broad as coxal diameter, parallel sided. Elytral punctures dense and completely irregular; lateral part of elytron without an epipleural carina along elytral margin. Abdomen with five visible ventrites, ventrite 5 rounded posteriorly. Tarsi 4-segmented. Abdominal postcoxal line incomplete with associated additional lines and pores. Female terminalia. Coxites distinctly elongate, triangular; styli terminal, well developed, with apical setae; infundibulum absent; sperm duct simple, uniform in diameter. Spermatheca multi-cameral, sclerotised; spermathecal accessory gland separated from sperm duct. Male unknown.

Distribution and Biology
The only known specimen of this genus has been collected in February in Malaise trap in Brisbane area located in subtropical rainforest on Mt. Glorious.

Genus References
Slipinski, S.A. 2007. Australian Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) their biology and classification. ABRS, Canberra. 286 pp.

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