Taxonomic history

Webbia dipterocarpi Hopkins, 1915b: 223.

Synonyms

Webbia octodecimspinatus Sampson, 1921: 32. Wood, 1983: 650.

Diagnosis

3.0−3.2 mm long (mean = 3.12 mm; n = 5); 2.73−2.91 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the margin of elytral declivty with 9−10 teeth on each side; declivital face with a weak ridge on interstriae 1, and two rows of tubercles lateral to it; and elytral disc matt on posterior quarter.

May be confused with

Webbia duodecimspinata, W. quatuordecimspinata, and W. trigintispinata

Distribution

East & West Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

associated with Dipterocarpaceae (Dipterocarpus, Dryobalanops, Hopea, Shorea, Vatica) (Browne 1961b, Beaver and Browne 1978, Ohno 1990); recorded once each from Bridelia and Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) (Browne 1961b)

Remarks

Browne (1961b) gives some details of the biology and development period.

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: HM064104

CAD: HM064285