Taxonomic history

Xyleborus niger Sampson, 1912: 247.

Anisandrus niger (Sampson): Beaver and Liu, 2018: 538


5.8−5.9 mm long (mean = 5.87 mm; n = 3); 2.0−2.19 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by its large size, the mesonotal mycangial tuft the length of the scutellum; elytral disc convex; declivital interstriae impunctate; elytral surface smooth, shining to weakly shagreened; declivital face flattened when viewed laterally; declivity appearing weakly bisculcate; declivital interstriae 2 weakly impressed, declivital interstriae 1, 3 tuberculate to apex, interstriae 2 with a tubercle at summit and 3−4 irregularly spaced granules along its length; and posterolateral margin rounded.

May be confused with

Anisandrus apicalis, A. congruens, A. cristatus, A. geminatus, and A. sinivali


Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam

Host plants

unknown (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619847

CAD: MN620140