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Description

 This species is extremely similar to Operclipygus farctus, differing mainly in the following characters: length: 1.68–1.87 mm, width: 1.37–1.53 mm; supraorbital stria complete and continuous with frontal stria; base of pronotum with short, distinct plicae in front of 3rd elytral striae; sides of pronotal disk with more numerous punctures; elytra with 4th dorsal stria varied, from present only in apical half to complete; elytral apex with numerous marginal setae, subserially arranged, often vaguely connecting apices of striae; mesoventral marginal stria interrupted by more strongly anteriorly arched mesometaventral stria; propygidium with coarse punctures shallower, subocellate, slightly sparser; pygidial ground punctation fine and sparse, with coarser punctures uniformly scattered; marginal pygidial sulcus impressed around apical margin only, obsolete from most of basal half. Male genitalia indistinguishable from those of Operclipygus farctus (see Figs 48A–D, K). 

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