Taxonomic history

Xyleborus versicolor Sampson, 1921: 29.

Amasa versicolor (Sampson): Wood and Bright, 1992: 685


2.5−2.6 mm long (mean = 2.57 mm; n = 5); 2.27−2.43 times as long as wide. The species is distinguished by the pronotum appearing basic (type 2) when viewed dorsally, anterior margin serrate; elytral declivital surface shagreened, dull, opaque; interstriae granulate, granules multiseriate, confused; declivity setose, interstriae moderately covered with semi-recumbent hair-like setae, approximately as long as the width of an interstria; and circumdeclivital ring margin setose, setae long, erect, bristle-like.

May be confused with

Amasa cycloxyster, A. galeoderma, A. resecta, A. schlichii, and A. youlii


Federated States of Micronesia, India (West Bengal), Indonesia (Java), East & West Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

a polyphagous species (Browne 1961b, Beaver and Browne 1978)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: GU808693.1MN619814MN619815MN619816

CAD: GU808618.1MN620111