Taxonomic history

Anisandrus hera Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 95.

Diagnosis

3.9 mm long (n= 1); 2.05 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the dense the mesonotal mycangial tuft that extends laterally from the scutellum to striae 3; posterolateral margin of declivity obliquely costate to interstriae 5; elytral disc with a weak transverse saddle-like depression; declivital summit with large incurved spine on interstriae 2, interstriae 3 with two additional unequally sized denticles ventrad to large spine; declivity weakly sulcate to interstriae 3; strial punctures large, seriate, each bearing a recumbent seta; interstriae minutely punctate, punctures uniseriate, setose, setae hair-like, erect; body moderately sized and abundantly covered with long erect hair-like setae; declivity shagreened; and pronotal asperities small, coarse, densely spaced.

May be confused with

Anisandrus auratipilus, A. klapperichi, A. percristatus, A. venustus, and A. xuannu

Distribution

China (Guangdong, Sichuan)

Host plants

recorded from Schima (Theaceae) (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing