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Nellosana minima

W. Eugene Hall
Containing group: Nellosana


This is the smallest known species of Nellosana, ranging 0.54-0.58 mm in length. Form (robust, long, narrow) and color (pale reddish-brown) are similar to that of other Nellosana (Johnson, 1982).

The mesosternal process possesses a longitudinal median carina, similar to that of Nellosana elegantula.

As with other Nellosana, this species occurs in New Zealand (Auckland, Northland). It has been collected from decayed wood, and on a branch of Knightia sp. "infested with Trametes cinnabarinus", suggesting a fungus-host association.


Johnson, C. 1982. An introduction to the Ptiliidae (Coleoptera) of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 9: 333-376.

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