Taxonomy

Pseudowebbia Browne, 1961a: 308.

Diagnosis

Small (2.20−3.10 mm long) and elongate species (2.40−3.10 times as long as wide). Pseudowebbia can be distinguished by the scutellum not visible; dense tuft of setae along elytral base associated with an elytral mycangium; antennal funicle 4-segmented; elytral declivity truncate, covered with dense scales, encircled by a row of denticles; and protibia with evenly rounded edge, lateral margin armed with 7 socketed denticles, posterior face flat, unarmed.

May be confused with

Arixyleborus, Cyclorhipidion, Truncaudum, and Webbia

Distribution

throughout the Paleotropics

Gallery system

Described only for P. percorthylus (Schedl). The short entrance tunnel runs into an irregular cavity lying between the bark and wood, with or without some short side branches. In the observed systems, the gallery system does not penetrate the wood (Browne 1961b, RAB pers. obs.).