Taxonomic history

Xyleborus aspersus Sampson, 1921: 31.

Amasa aspersus [sic] (Sampson): Wood and Bright, 1992: 682.

Diagnosis

3.7−3.9 mm long (mean = 3.82 mm; n = 2); 2.11−2.17 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the dense and strongly confused declivital strial and interstrial punctures making the striae and interstriae indistinguishable.

May be confused with

none

Distribution

Brunei, East and West Malaysia, Thailand

Host plants

All host records are from the genus Eugenia (Myrtaceae), and the species appears to have a fixed host association with this family (Browne 1961b).

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing