Taxonomic history

Xyleborus maiche Kurentzov, 1941: 192.

Anisandrus maiche (Kurentzov): Nikulina et al. 2015: 43.


Xyleborus maiche Eggers, 1942: 36. Homonym. Synonymy: Pfeffer 1944: 131.


2.2−2.5 mm long (mean = 2.3 mm; n = 5); 2.3−2.78 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the mesonotal mycangial tuft the length of the scutellum; declivital interstriae 1−4 uniseriately denticulate; discal interstriae punctures uniseriate; declivity appearing bisulcate with impressed from striae 1 to interstriae 2, interstriae 3 distinctly raised; declivital punctures small, uniseriate; shining appearance; and small body size.

May be confused with

Anisandrus dispar, A. paragogus, Xylosandrus dentipennis, X. eupatorii, X. germanus, and X. metagermanus


China (Heilongjiang, Shanghai), Japan, South & North Korea, Russia (European (introduced), Far East), Ukraine. Introduced to USA (Rabaglia et al. 2009; Gomez et al. 2018a).

Host plants

polyphagous, recorded from eight families of trees (Rabaglia et al. 2009)


Kurentzov (1941) and Terekhova and Skrylnik (2012) provide information on the biology and gallery system, which are similar to A. dispar.

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619845MN619846

CAD: MN620138MN620139