Taxonomic history

Xyleborus resecans Eggers, 1930: 184.

Amasa resecans (Eggers): Wood and Bright, 1992: 684.

Arixyleborus resecans (Eggers) Smith et al. 2020b: 127.


3.0 mm long (n = 1); 2.72 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the protibia posterior face inflated and granulate; antennal club broader than tall; posterolateral carina costate; elytra obliquely truncate, surrounded by a circumdeclivital carina; boundary between elytral disc and declivity distinct, elytral disc without strial furrows and interstrial ridges; circumdeclivital carina emarginated at each striae (striae 5 and 6 may be weakly indicated); and declivital striae setose, setae minute, recumbent, as long as a strial puncture.

May be confused with

Amasa spp., Arixyleborus leprosulus


India (Andaman Is, Assam)

Host plants

recorded from two species of Dipterocarpus (Dipterocarpaceae) (Maiti and Saha 2004)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing