Howeius, Mantilleri, 2011

Mantilleri, Antoine, 2011, Revision of the Tribe Microtrachelizini Zimmerman, 1994, from Australia: New Taxa and Records (Insecta: Coleoptera, Brentidae), Records of the Australian Museum 63 (1), pp. 89-98: 93

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Howeius   n.gen.

Lord Howe Genus A, Zimmerman, 1991: 157; 1994: 215.

Type species. Howeius micropterus   n.sp.

Diagnosis. Prorostrum longer than 0.5× the length of head + metarostrum + mesorostrum; mesorostrum with a small projection on either side under antennal base. Metasternum and sternites III–IV laterally not carinate. Sternites V–VI smooth, without basal notch; VII with two latero-apical depressions and no basal notch or apical fovea. Gonocoxites ( Fig. 33 View Figs 23–33 ) fused at base; apex with a strong sclerotized lateral tooth; styli apical, reduced.

Remarks. The characters given in the diagnosis of the genus are not repeated in the description of the new species below.