Taxonomic history

Xyleborus subsimilis Eggers, 1930: 186.

Xylosandrus subsimilis (Eggers): Wood and Bright, 1992: 800.


2.5−2.9 mm long (mean = 2.64 mm; n = 5); 1.79−2.0 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 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, thick, less than ½ 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 brevis, X. jaintianus, and X. subsimiliformis


China (Hainan, Yunnan), India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand

Host plants

recorded from five different families (Maiti and Saha 2004, Dole and Cognato 2010) and presumably polyphagous (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

Sequences available for CAD.

CAD: MN620359