Taxonomic history

Xyleborus amphicranoides Hagedorn, 1908: 379.

Debus amphicranoides (Hagedorn): Hulcr, 2010: 107.


Xyleborus amphicranoides latecavatus Eggers, 1927b: 95. Synonymy: Wood and Bright 1992: 711.

Xyleborus amphicranoides parvior Browne, 1981b: 601. Synonymy: Wood and Bright 1992: 711.


3.3−5.4 mm long (mean = 4.26 mm; n = 9); 3.23−3.6 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the posterolateral extensions of elytra long, as long as width of apical emargination; apex of posterolateral extensions with a denticle; declivity strongly excavated; and large size.

May be confused with

Debus birmanus


China, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi), Laos, East & West Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

polyphagous (Browne 1961b, Ohno 1990)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI.

COI: MN619898