The species name brunnipennis means “brown wing”, referring to the colour of its elytra.
The common name “Furry tailed Prince” was provided be Bec Moss.
What does Anoplognathus brunnipennis look like?
Red brown head, pronotum and scutellum, with strong golden green to purple reflections; light brown elytra, with no strong reflections; head and clypeus with fine, white hair. Underside green to red brown, with red or green reflections; thorax with long, white hair, sparser on midline; abdomen with short, flat, white hair. Legs brown, with weak green reflections; mid and hind legs with long, erect, white hair; tarsi black with green reflections.
Clypeus: Contracted eyond middle; narrowing apically; recurved; front margin flared; with short; erect, white hair, also present on front of head.
Foretibia: Three tibial teeth; two distinct, one weak.
Metaventral process: Short; broadly rounded; flat; apex not reaching hind margin of forecoxae.
Pygidium: Brown with green reflections; with dense, short, flat, white hair.
Where is Anoplognathus brunnipennis found?
Eastern Australia; Cairns, QLD, to Wollongong, NSW.
What species are similar to Anoplognathus brunnipennis?
A. daemeli, A. suturalis
Anoplognathus brunnipennis has setae on its head and clypeus. Its metaventral process is evenly rounded, not sharp. Females are extremely similar to A. daemeli females. But have a distinct flaring of the margins of their elytra over the hind legs.
It is also similar to A. blackdownensis, however this species has only been recorded in the Blackdown Tableland region, South QLD.