The species name narmarus derives from an Aboriginal word meaning “yellow”.
What does Anoplognathus narmarus look like?
Pale yellow brown; clypeus margins, including clypeofrontal suture, red brown. Underside red brown, sometimes metallic; thorax with dense, long, erect, white hair, except on midline; abdomen with band of short flat, white hair across each segment. Legs red brown, with a gold to red metaliic reflections; tarsi dark.
Clypeus: Long; evenly contracted in middle; strongly recurved; front margin flared.
Elytra: Apices slightly elongated into short, rounded lobes.
Foretibia: Three distinct tibial teeth.
Metaventral process: Long; flat; apex overhanging forecoxae.
Pygidium: Slightly covered by elytral lobes; red brown; with sparse, short, flat, white hairs.
Where is Anoplognathus narmarus found?
Central to South Australia, from Coober Pedy to Adelaide, SA.
What species are similar to Anoplognathus narmarus?
Anoplognathus narmarus is extremely similar to A. macleayi. However, it is often smaller (22 –26mm) and its last sternite is almost straight-edged, with no deeply curved incision.
It is also similar to A. brevicollis and A. nebulosus, however these species are only known from northern Australia or QLD, and have short, contracted clypeus, with sharp apices to their elytra.