This species name boisduvalii refers to Jean Baptiste Boisduval, the 19th century French entomologist.
What does Anoplognathus boisduvalii look like?
Yellow to dark brown, with shiny green to purple reflections; elytra with pigmented black punctures, often forming distinctive, irregular striations. Underside dark green to red brown; thorax with long, white hair except on midline; abdomen with band of short, flat, white ahir across each segment. Legs brown; femora with yellow to green reflections; tibiae with purple to rose reflections; tarsi dark.
Clypeus: Evenly contracted along middle; strongly recurved; apex square.
Foretibia: Three tibial teeth, two distinct, one weak.
Metaventral process: Long; robust; curved; apex overhanging forecoxae.
Pygidium: Red brown, with green to purple reflections; slightly rough surface texture; with sparse, short flat, white hairs, sometimes absent.
Where is Anoplognathus boisduvalii found?
Eastern Australia; Cape York, QLD to Wollongong, NSW.
What species are similar to Anoplognathus boisduvalii?
A. porosus, A. vietor, A. pallidicollis
Anoplognathus boisduvalii had short, flat setae on its pygidium. This setae is not conspicuously patterned and there is no tuft of anal hairs. Its fore tibiae are slender with long, acute teeth, not broad or blunt.
Punctures and setae are often highly variable, so it is important to check other features for accurate identification.