Taxonomic history

Anisandrus venustus Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 109.

Diagnosis

3.1 mm long (mean = 3.1 mm; n = 4); 2.38 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 elytra rounded; elytral disc with a broad, weak transverse saddle-like depression; declivital summit with a small denticle on interstriae 2 and a minute denticle on interstriae 1, interstriae 3 unarmed; declivital strial punctures large, seriate, each bearing a recumbent seta; interstriae flat, minutely punctate, punctures strongly confused, setose, setae hair-like, erect; declivity opalescent; disc shining; body abundantly covered with long erect hair-like setae; disc finely punctate; and pronotal asperities large, coarse, moderately spaced.

May be confused with

Anisandrus apicalis, A. auratipilus, A. hera, A. klapperichi, A. percristatus, and A. xuannu

Distribution

Taiwan

Host plants

unknown (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619851

CAD: MN620144