The species name macleayi refers to William John MacLeay, a 19th century Australian entomologist.
What does Anoplognathus macleayi look like?
Pale to mid brown; head, pronotum and scutellum often darker than elytra; entire body rarely with strong metallic green to rose reflections. Underside red to dark brown; thorax with long erect, white hair, except on midline; abdomen with bands of short, flat, white hair across segments. Legs mid to red brown; tarsi dark.
Clypeus: Long; evenly contracted in middle; strongly recurved; front margin flared.
Foretibia: Apices elongated into rounded lobes.
Metaventral process: Broad; three distinct tibial teeth.
Pygidium: Partially covered by elytra; red brown; with sparse, short, flat, white hairs.
Where is Anoplognathus macleayi found?
Contral to West Australia.
What species are similar to Anoplognathus macleayi?
Anoplognathus macleayi is extremely similar to A. narmarus. However, it is often larger (24 – 31 mm), and its last sternite has a deeply curved incision, not almost straight-edged.
It is also similar to A. brevicollis and A. nebulosus, however these species are only known from northern Australia or QLD, and have a short, contracted clypeus, with sharp apices to their elytra.