Teretriopsis theryiMichael S. Caterino
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.
The name of this genus alludes to its cylindrical body form, which is similar to that of another histerid genus, Teretrius.
CharacteristicsTeretriopsis is characterized by its unique cylindrical body form, as well as its lack (probable loss) of elytral trichomes.
Caterino. M. S. and Dégallier, N. 2007. A review of the biology and systematics of Chlamydopsinae. Invertebrate Systematics 21:1-28.
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