Nidella stanleyi VIVES, 2005

Nidella stanleyi VIVES, 2005 is another new species from Mindanao that Eduard Vives will be describing and publishing within the year. This was included in the parcel I sent to him last year.

The genus Nidella is a new record for Mindanao and the Philippines. Like the new cerambycid species that I’ve posted earlier, these beetles are small and feeds on the flowers of trees during the months of April – May. As what Eduard said, its closest relative is a species in Vietnam!