Taxonomic history

Xyleborus mus Eggers, 1930: 203.

Microperus mus (Eggers): Saha and Maiti, 1984: 3.

Coptodryas mus (Eggers): Wood and Bright, 1992: 825.


2.3−2.4 mm long (mean = 2.40 mm; n = 5); 2.4−2.67 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by its elongate form with acuminate elytral apex and gradual elytral declivity; elytra shagreened; striae and interstriae distinct, interstrial punctures confused; body moderately setose; antennal club as long as wide; protibia distinctly triangular; pronotum basic (type 0) when viewed laterally, basic (type 2) when viewed dorsally; and anterior margin of the pronotum with a row of six equally sized serrations.

May be confused with

Tricosa metacuneolus


Bangladesh, China (Guizhou), India (Sikkim, West Bengal), Vietnam

Host plants

recorded from Gmelina (Lamiaceae) and Michelia (Magnoliaceae) (Maiti and Saha 2004)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619882

CAD: MN620169