Taxonomic history

Xyleborus limatus Schedl, 1942b: 171.

Planiculus limatus (Schedl): Hulcr and Cognato, 2010a: 23.


Xyleborus subemarginatus Eggers, 1940: 150. Hulcr and Cognato, 2010a: 23.

Xyleborus subparallelus Eggers, 1940: 151. Hulcr and Cognato, 2010a: 23.


1.7−2.2 mm long (mean = 1.9 mm; n = 5); 2.57−2.83 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the emargainted elytral apex and declivital interstriae 1 armed with several granules.

May be confused with

Planiculus bicolor and P. shiva


Indonesia (Java), East & West Malaysia, Japan, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

polyphagous (Browne 1961b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: HM064085MN619996MN619997MN619998MN619999MN620000MN620001MN620002

CAD: HM064266MN620267MN620268MN620269MN620270MN620271MN620272