Taxonomic history

Xyleborus metagermanus Schedl, 1951a: 58.

Xylosandrus metagermanus (Schedl): Browne, 1963: 55.

Diagnosis

1.8−2.3 mm long (mean = 2.05 mm; n = 2); 2.09−2.25 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by its small size; elytral disc gradually curving toward declivity, appearing rounded; posterolateral margins of elytra carinate to interstriae 7; declivital face with six punctate and clearly impressed striae; declivital interstriae granulate, uniseriate with erect hair-like setae longer 1−1.5 times the width of an interstriae; pronotum 1.1 times long as wide, pronotum from dorsal view rounded (type 1) and lateral view basic (type 0), summit at midpoint, basal half smooth, shining, sparsely minutely punctate; and sparse mycangial tuft on the pronotal base.

This species is very similar to X. germanus and is most easily distinguished by the larger, deeper strial punctures and clearly impressed striae.

May be confused with

Anisandrus dispar, A. maiche, A. paragogus, Xylosandrus dentipennis, X. eupatorii, and X. germanus

Distribution

India (Assam)

Host plants

recorded only from Gmelina (Lamiaceae) (Schedl 1951a)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing