Taxonomic history

Xyleborus sumatranus Hagedorn, 1908: 381.

Schedlia sumatrana (Hagedorn): Browne, 1950: 642.

Diagnosis

4.8−5.3 mm long (mean = 4.96 mm; n = 5); 2.18−2.41 times as long as wide. his species is clearly distinguished from S. allecta by the pair of large spines on basal third of elytral declivity and larger size.

 

May be confused with

Schedlia allecta

Distribution

Indonesia (Sumatra), East & West Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

The species has been recorded only from trees of the family Dipterocarpaceae (Balanocarpus, Dipterocarpus, Dryobalanops, Hopea, Shorea, Vatica) (Browne 1961a, 1961c).

Remarks

Browne (1961b) notes that broods tend to be small (from 8–18 individuals), and that the life cycle may be completed in 3–4 weeks.

DNA data

sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN626714

CAD: MN626716