Taxonomic history

Webbia 12-spinatus [sic] Schedl, 1942a: 182.

Diagnosis

3.1−3.5 mm long (mean = 3.27 mm; n = 5); 2.6−2.92 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the entire circumdeclivital margin armed by the margin of elytral declivity with 6 spines on each side, lacking teeth on interstriae 2, 4 and 5, or these teeth much smaller than others; declivital face with a single vermiculate ridge on each side and a row of tubercles lateral to it.

May be confused with

Webbia dipterocarpi, W. quatuordecimspinata, and W. trigintispinata

Distribution

West Malaysia, Thailand

Host plants

associated with Dipterocarpaceae (Dipterocarpus, Hopea, Shorea) (Beaver and Browne 1978, Beaver et al. 2014)

Remarks

A brood of 107 offspring is recorded by Beaver and Browne (1978).

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing