Taxonomic history

Microperus latesalebrinus Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 292.

Diagnosis

1.6 mm long (mean = 1.6 mm; n = 2); 2.67 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the elytral disc flat; elytral declivity short, steep, obliquely truncate; posterolateral carina denticulate; declivital interstriae 2 and 3 strongly laterally broadened from base to declivital midpoint and then narrowing towards apex.

May be confused with

Microperus kirishimanus, M. nudibrevis, and M. perparvus

Distribution

China (Hong Kong, Jiangxi)

Host plants

recorded only from Fagaceae (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619977MN619978

CAD: MN620258