Taxonomic history

Heteroborips fastigatus Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 272.

Diagnosis

3.4–3.5 mm long (mean = 3.45 mm; n = 2); 2.7–2.8 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the tapering, gradually sloping form of the elytra; pronotum conical (type 0) from dorsal view, with rounded anterior margin; elytra tapering after basal 1/3 to an angularly rounded apex; declivity beginning after basal 1/4, gradually, evenly sloping to apex; declivital interstriae weakly outwardly curved in apical 1/4; interstriae granulate only in apical 1/4; and posterolateral margin weakly raised to interstriae 7, not carinate or granulate.

May be confused with

Heteroborips indicus

Distribution

India (Meghalaya), Nepal

Host plants

unknown (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing