Taxonomic history

Microperus minax Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 293.


1.95−2.0 mm long (mean = 1.98 mm; n = 2); 2.79−2.86 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the declivital interstriae densely covered with long erect hair-like setae; elytral disc medially convex, appearing humped; elytral declivity long, gradual; all declivital interstriae uniformly granulate from base to apex; declivital face convex; and posterolateral carina granulate; antennal club truncate, type 2 with one suture visible on posterior face near apex; and elytral declivity smooth, shining.

May be confused with

Microperus diversicolor and M. kadoyamaensis



Host plants

recorded from Terminalia myriocarpa (Combretaceae) (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619975MN619976

CAD: MN620252