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There is a single species in this myrmecophilous genus of Histeridae.

This distinctive chlamydopsine resembles members of the Orectoscelis lineage. However, it is distinguished by the combination of a distinct prementum, 3-segmented labial palpi, lack of an accessory epipleural stria, and lack of any frontal or anterior pronotal processes. It also apparently has a visible, though recessed, scutellum. This character requires additional confirmation (Caterino 2006).

List of Kanakopsis and their Host
Genus and species Author and Year Host Distribution Notes
Kanakopsis amieuensis Caterino, 2006 New Caledonia


  • Caterino, M. S. (2006). Chlamydopsinae from New Caledonia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52, 27–64.