Taxonomic history

Anisandrus auratipilus Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 84.

Diagnosis

2.8 mm long (n = 1); 2.15 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the moderately dense the mesonotal mycangial tuft that extends laterally from the scutellum to striae 3; posterolateral margin of elytra rounded; elytral disc flat; declivital face moderately steep, convexdeclivital interstriae 1 unarmed; declivital summit with a small denticle on interstriae 2 and a minute denticle on interstriae 3; interstriae 3 with three denticles on basal half; declivital striae weakly impressed, glabrous, strial punctures small, shallow and seriate; interstriae convex, minutely punctate, punctures strongly confused, setose, setae hair-like, erect; body shining, abundantly covered with long erect hair-like setae; elytral disc finely punctate; and pronotal asperities large, coarse, moderately spaced.

May be confused with

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

Distribution

China (Fujian)

Host plants

unknown (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619852

CAD: MN620145