Taxonomic history

Webbia dipterocarpi Hopkins, 1915b: 223.


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


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


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)


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

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: HM064104

CAD: HM064285