The species brevicollis means “short neck”, referring to its short pronotum.
What does Anoplognathus brevicollis look like?
Brown; anterior and posterior margins of pronotum and margins of scutellum copper-green or red. Underside brown to black, with green or red reflections; thorax with fine, long, white hairs, except on midline; abdomen with fine, short, white hairs, except on midline. Legs red-brown, with slight reflections; tarsi dark.
Clypeus: Contracted from middle; narrowing apically; strongly recurved; front margin square.
Elytra: margins finely serrate along lateral rear margins; apicies squarely cut with sutural angles forming a part of ver short but distinct spines.
Foretibia: Two distinct tibial teeth.
Metaventral process: Long; robust; curved; apex overhanging forecoxae.
Pygidium: Red brown, sometimes with green margins; with sparse, short, flat, white, hair.
Where is Anoplognathus brevicollis found?
Arnhem Land, NT.
What species are similar to Anoplognathus brevicollis?
Anoplognathus brevcollis is extremely similar to A. nebulosus. However, the apices of its elytra are spined and squarely cut, not lobed, elongated or sharp produced.
It is also similar to A. narmarus and A. macleayi, however these species are only known from central or or North West Australia. They have a longer clypeus, and have a bluntly produced apices of its elytra.