Teretriopsis theryi

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Teretriopsis theryi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Beetle
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Histeridae
Genus: Teretriopsis
Species: T. theryi
Binomial name
Teretriopsis theryi
Caterino and Dégallier, 2007


Because this genus is known from a single species, it is impossible to confidently determine characters by which it will consistently differ from other genera. It shares with Ceratohister the (apomorphic) lack of humeral trichomes, but differs from all known Ceratohister quite radically in body shape, mainly in its subcylindrical habitus. Its lack of pronotal processes also separates it from most Ceratohister (except for C. leai, which occurs in Sarawak, Bornean Malaysia).



Australia: Qld


Teretriopsis was described in 2007 from tropical parts of Queensland, Australia. It is known from the single species T. theryi, and all known specimens have been collected by flight intercept trapping. It is suspected to be myrmecophilous, though it does not possess the conspicuous elytral trichomes that are common to most myrmecophilous Chlamydopsinae.