Taxonomic history

Xyleborus shiva Maiti and Saha 1986: 140.

Planiculus shiva (Maiti and Saha): Smith et al. 2020b: 306.

Diagnosis

1.85 mm long. Length/width ratio unknown. This species can be distinguished by the emarginate elytral apex and “declivital interstriae 1 somewhat raised below the middle accommodating one distinct setiferous tubercle(Maiti and Saha 1986).

May be confused with

Planiculus bicolor and P. limatus

Distribution

India (Andaman Is.)

Host plants

recorded only from Pterocymbium (Malvaceae) (Maiti and Saha 1986)

Remarks

No specimens of this species were available for examination. The species is illustrated in Maiti and Saha (1986).

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing