Taxonomic history

Xyleborus brevis Eichhoff, 1877: 121.

Xylosandrus brevis (Eichhoff): Browne, 1965: 204.


Xyleborus cucullatus Blandford, 1894b: 121. Murayama, 1954: 176.

Xyleborus montanus Niisima, 1910: 13. Smith et al., 2018b: 399.


2.75−2.9 mm long (mean = 2.87 mm; n = 5); 2.04−2.07 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by its moderate size; elytral disc flat, longer than declivity; declivital face steep, abruptly separated from disc; elytra appearing obliquely truncate; posterolateral margins of elytra carinate to interstriae 7; declivital face with four apparent granulate striae (striae 5 short, converging with striae 4 forming a loop); declivital face convex; declivital striae and interstriae setose, setae recumbent hairs and equal to the width of an interstria; declivital interstriae granulate, granules multiseriate, confused with erect hair-like setae longer than the width of two interstriae; strial granules small, approximately the same size as those of interstriae; pronotum longer than wide, from dorsal view conical frontally (type 6) and lateral view taller (type 2), summit at basal quarter, basal quarter shagreened, dull, densely punctate; and broad, dense mycangial tuft on the pronotal base.

May be confused with

Xylosandrus jaintianus, X. subsimiliformis, and X. subsimilis


China (Xizang, Yunnan), Japan, Korea, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand

Host plants

polyphagous (Dole and Cognato 2010)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI.

COI: MN620066