Taxonomic history

Heteroborips indicus Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 273.

Diagnosis

2.2−2.4 mm long (mean = 2.3 mm; n = 4); 2.75−3.0 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the distinctive elytral mycangium appearing as a distinctly impressed area immediately adjacent to the scutellum on each elytron, margins flush with elytral suface; and elytral declivity broadly sloping, occupying half of elytra.

May be confused with

Heteroborips fastigatus, H. seriatus, Tricosa cattienensis, and T. indochinensis

Distribution

India (West Bengal)

Host plants

This species has only been reported from Michelia (Magnoliaceae) (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing