Taxonomic history

Xyleborus chrysophylli Eggers, 1930: 205.

Coptodryas chrysophylli (Eggers): Wood and Bright, 1992: 823.

Microperus chrysophylli (Eggers): Saha and Maiti, 1996: 824.

Diagnosis

2.6−2.7 mm long (mean = 2.68 mm; n = 5); 2.6−2.7 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the elytral disc flat; elytral declivity long, gradual; large size; declivital interstriae 2 lacking granules on declivital face; declivital face strongly shagreened, weakly impressed along striae 2 and interstriae 2; declivital strial punctures small, indistinct; posterolateral costa granulate; interstriae densely covered with long, erect, hair-like setae, setae longer than two interstrial widths; striae setose, setae short, semi-recumbent, as long as strial width.

This species strongly resembles M. corporaali and can be distinguished by the less strongly sulcate elytral declivity and declivital strial punctures very large, distinct.

May be confused with

Microperus corporaali and M. fulvulus

Distribution

Bangladesh, India (West Bengal)

Host plants

recorded only from Chrysophyllum (Sapotaceae) and Cinnamomum (Lauraceae) (Maiti and Saha 2004)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing