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Hyphalus wisei
Hyphalus wisei (Britton, 1973) AMNZ21829.jpg
Hyphalus wisei (Britton, 1973) holotype specimen held at Auckland Museum licensed under CC BY 4.0.
Scientific classification
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Superfamily:
Byrrhoidea
Family:
Limnichidae
Subfamily:
Hyfhalinae
Genus:
Hyphalus
Species:
H. wisei
Binomial name
Hyphalus wisei
Britton, 1973

Hyphalus wisei is a species of intertidal beetle endemic to New Zealand.

Description

The adult beetle is 1.1 - 1.2 mm long and has a black body with pale coloured setae that give the insect a grey appearance. The larvae of this beetle are 2 mm long and are coloured pale to dark brown. Both the adult beetle and its larva are very similar in appearance to the species Hyphalus insularis.

Distribution

This species has been found in Rodney County near Te Hāwere-a-Maki / Goat Island. This species has also been found on Cuvier Island.

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