Taxonomic history

Xyleborus consimilis Eggers, 1923: 180.

Ambrosiodmus consimilis (Eggers): Wood and Bright, 1992: 672.

Ambrosiodmus consimilis (Eggers): Smith et al. 2020b: 60.

Diagnosis

2.6−3.5 mm long (mean = 3.06 mm; n = 5); 2.36−2.91 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by declivital interstriae 1 unarmed; interstriae 2 armed by one tubercle at declivital summit, remainder of interstriae 2 unarmed; interstriae 3 with 2−3 large denticles; declivity weakly bisulcate from sutural margin to striae 2; interstriae 3 moderately, distinctly convex; pronotal discal punctures small, fine, widely spaced by 2−4 diameters of a puncture, surface shining; declivital surface coarsely sculptured, shining; and large size.

May be confused with

Ambrosiophilus cristatulus, A. indicusA. osumiensis, and A. subnepotulus

Distribution

India (Tamil Nadu, West Bengal), East Malaysia

Host plants

only recorded from Litsea (Lauraceae) (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing