Taxonomic history

Xyleborus lantanae Eggers, 1930: 180.

Ambrosiodmus lantanae (Eggers): Wood and Bright, 1992: 675.

Beaverium lantanae (Eggers): Beaver et al., 2014: 32.

Diagnosis

4.1−4.5 mm long (mean = 4.26 mm; n = 5); 2.2−2.28 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the small size; elytral disc convex, without a transverse saddle-like depression; declivital posterolateral margins costate, never carinate; and boundary between elytral disc and declivity smoothly rounded.

May be confused with

Beaverium latus and B. magnus

Distribution

India (Karnataka, Nicobar Is., West Bengal), Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

recorded from six genera in five families in India (Beeson 1961), and evidently polyphagous

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing