The species name nebulosus means “cloudy” or “obscure”.
What does Anoplognathus nebulosus look like?
Brown; front and hind margins of pronotum and scutellum stained with slight reflections. Underside red brown to black, with green reflections; thorax with fine, long, white hair, except on midline; abdomen with sparse, short, flat, white hair, except on midline. Legs red brown, with slight reflections; tarsi black.
Clypeus: Contracted from middle; strongly recurved; front margin square.
Elytra: Finely serrate along lateral posterior margins; apices elongated into sharp protrusions.
Foretibia: Three tibial teeth, two strong, one weak.
Metaventral process: Long; robust; curved; apex overhanging forecoxae.
Pygidium: Red brown, sometimes with green margins; with sparse, short, flat, white, hair.
Where is Anoplognathus nebulosus found?
Queensland, from Gulf of Carpentaria to Cape York to Brisbane.
What species are similar to Anoplognathus nebulosus?
Anoplognathus nebulosus is extremely similar to A. brevicollis. However, the apices of its elytra are squarely cut, not sharply produced, but have a small spine extending from their sutural ridges.
It is also similar to A. narmarus and A. macleayi, however these species are only known from central Australia, and have a longer clypeus, with bluntly produced apices to their elytra.