The species was named after English naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
The body is almost oval. Length is around 2.14–2.63 mm. General coloration is rust-colored, with the head and pronotum being almost black.
The species was found at an elevation of 652 metres (2,139 ft) on Mount Bawang in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan.
The species is part of the T. attenboroughi species group.
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