Taxonomic history

Xyleborus turbineus Sampson, 1923: 288.

Cryptoxyleborus turbineus (Sampson): Schedl, 1937a: 551. 


3.2−3.3 mm long (mean = 3.26 mm; n = 4); 3.2−3.3 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the elytral apex acuminate; two mycangial pits broad and narrow on basal slope of elytra; declivital interstriae denticulate; and antennal funicle 4-segmented. 

This species most closely resembles C. stenographus and can be distinguished by the larger size and elytral vestiture irregularly biseriate on discal interstriae 2− 4.

May be confused with

Cryptoxyleborus eggersi, C. quadriporus, and C. stenographus


India (Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal), Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

recorded from Pentacme and Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae) (Beeson 1930)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing