Taxonomic history

Webbia 14-spinatus [sic] Sampson, 1921: 34.


Webbia quatuordecimspinatus Schedl, 1942a: 182Wood, 1989: 176.

Webbia quatuordecimcostatus Schedl, 1952b: 61. Browne, 1961a: 310.

Webbia sampsoni Nunberg, 1956: 209. Unnecessary replacement name for 14-spinatus Sampson.


2.8−3.0 mm long (mean = 2.84 mm; n = 5); 2.8−3.0 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the entire circumdeclivital margin armed by approximately 18 prolonged spines arising from the discal interstriae and projecting over the declivital face, 14 large spines and 4 small (interstriae 2, 4); apical 40% of disc with striae strongly impressed, shagreened, interstriae carinate and tuberculate; declivital interstriae 1, 3 strongly uniformly elevated, tuberculate; and interstriae 2 uarmed.

May be confused with

Webbia dipterocarpi, W. duodecimspinata, and W. trigintispinata


‘Borneo', Brunei, East & West Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

Host plants

associated with Dipterocarpaceae (Dipterocarpus, Dryobalanops, Hopea, Shorea), but also recorded from unidentified species of Burseraceae and Euphorbiaceae (Browne 1961b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN620008

CAD: MN620278