Taxonomic history

Xyleborus mesuae Eggers, 1930: 182.

Xylosandrus mesuae (Eggers): Browne, 1963: 55.


1.3−1.7 mm long (mean = 1.5 mm; n = 5); 2.29−2.6 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by its minute size; elytral disc gradually curving toward declivity, appearing rounded; elytral disc convex, disc as long as declivity; posterolateral margins of elytra carinate to interstriae 7; declivital face with six punctate striae; declivital striae setose, setae semi-recumbent hairs less than the width of one interstria; interstriae granulate, uniseriate with erect hair-like setae longer than the width of one interstria; pronotum wider than long, from dorsal view rounded (type 1) and lateral view rounded (type 0), summit at midpoint, basal half smooth, shining, sparsely minutely punctate; and sparse mycangial tuft on the pronotal base.

May be confused with

Xylosandrus adherescens, X. compactus, X. derupteterminatus, and X. morigerus


China (Hong Kong), India (Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand

Host plants

recorded from Dipterocarpus, Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae), Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae), Mesua (Guttiferae), and Osbeckia (Melastomataceae) (Dole and Cognato 2010)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN620101

CAD: MN620357