Taxonomic history

Xyleborus elegans Sampson, 1923: 288.

Coptodryas elegans (Sampson): Wood, 1989: 171.


2.1−2.4 mm long (mean = 2.29 mm; n = 5); 2.2−2.4 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the dense tuft of setae along the elytral base extending to interstriae 8; body glabrous except for pronotal and elytral bases; striae and interstriae uniseriate punctate; elytral disc strongly shining, declivity shagreened; declivity bisulcate, interstriae 2 to striae 3 weakly to moderately depressed, interstriae 4−7 carinate, interstriae 4 moderately tumescent and sharply carinate from base to apical half; posterolateral margin carinate to interstriae 7; protibia obliquely triangular; pronotum rounded, robust (type 5) when viewed laterally, and rounded (type 1) when viewed dorsally.

May be confused with

Coptodryas concinna and C. nudipennis


China (no specific province), India (Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal), Indonesia (Java), Vietnam

Host plants

recorded from four different families of trees and probably polyphagous (Beaver et al. 2014)


Records of this species in Beaver et al. (2014) should be referred to Coptodryas concinna (Beeson).

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619880MN619881HM064067

CAD: MN620167MN620168HM064245