Papuopsis

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There is a single species in this myrmecophilous genus of Histeridae. Papuopsis is distinguished from other genera by its laterally margined pronotum and elytra (Fig. 13A–B), lack of pronotal tubercles, short prothorax, and broadly rounded prosternal keel which extends nearly to the metasternum.

List of Papuopsis and their Host
Genus and species Author and Year Host Distribution Notes
Papuopsis andersoni Caterino and Dégallier, 2007 ants Papua New Guinea

REFERENCES

  • Blackburn, T. (1901). Further notes on Australian Coleoptera, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia 25(II), 99–131.