The species name daemeli refers to Eduard Daemel, a 19th century German entomologist.
What does Anoplognathus daemeli look like?
Red brown head, pronotum and scutellum, with strong green reflections; light brown elytra, with fainter green reflections, often appearing tarnished. Underside dark green to red brown, with green reflections; thorax with long, light grey hair, except on midline; abdomen with sparse, short, flat, light grey hair, sparser on midline. Legs dark brown, with green reflections; tari black with green reflections.
Clypeus: Strongly contracted at apex; abruptly and strongly recurved; apex narrow.
Foretibia: Three tibial teeth, two distinct, one weak.
Metaventral process: Short; broadly rounded; flat; apex not reaching forecoxae.
Pygidium: Brown, with green reflections; with dense, short, flat, white hair.
Where is Anoplognathus daemeli found?
North East Australian Coast,; Cains, QLD, to Coffs Harbour, NSW.
What species are similar to Anoplognathus daemeli?
Anoplognathus daemeli is very similar to A. brunnipennis. However, the male clypeus is much more strongly narrowed, and without any setae. Both females have a rounded clypeus, however A. daemeli females lack the lateral flaring of the elytra that is present in A. brunnipennis females.
It is also similar to A. blackdownensis, however this species has only been recorded in the Blackdown Tableland region, South Queensland.