Taxonomic history

Xyleborus jaintianus Schedl, 1967: 161.

Xylosandrus jaintianus (Schedl): Wood and Bright, 1992: 796.


3.0 mm long (n = 1); 2.0 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by its large 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 flattened, depressed below declivitial margins; declivital striae and interstriae setose, setae recumbent, hair-like, equal to the width of an interstria; interstriae granulate, granules multiseriate, confused strial granules at least two times larger than 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 beesoni, X. brevis, X. diversepilosus, X. subsimiliformis, and X. subsimilis


China (Yunnan), India (Meghalaya), Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam

Host plants

unknown (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing