Taxonomic history

Coptodryas carinata Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 159.

Diagnosis

2.70 mm long (n = 1); 2.70 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the dense tuft of setae along the elytral base extending to interstriae 8; body glabrous except for pronotal and elytral bases; striae and interstriae uniseriate punctate; elytral disc strongly shining, declivity shagreened; basal half of declivity strongly sulcate, sulcate area ‘v’ shaped, margined by costate interstriae 3, 5, 6, and sharply carinate interstriae 4; apical half of declivity sub convex, interstriae costate, denticulate to apex; posterolateral margin carinate to interstriae 7; protibia obliquely triangular; pronotum rounded, robust (type 5) when viewed laterally, and basic (type 2) when viewed dorsally.

May be confused with

Coptodryas amydra, C. concinna, C. elegans, and C. nudipennis

Distribution

China (Yunnan)

Host plants

recorded from Castanopsis indica (Fagaceae) (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing