Taxonomic history

Xyleborus diversicolor Eggers, 1923: 202.

Coptodryas diversicolor (Eggers): Wood and Bright, 1992: 824.

Microperus diversicolor (Eggers): Hulcr and Cognato, 2010a: 19.


Xyleborus myristicae Schedl, 1939b: 49. Hulcr and Cognato, 2010a: 19.

Xyleborus theae Eggers, 1940: 144. Wood, 1989: 171.

Xyleborus brevipilosus Eggers, 1940: 145. Kalshoven, 1959a: 95.

Xyleborus atavus Schedl, 1979b: 104. Hulcr and Cognato, 2010a: 19.

Xyleborus cylindripennis Schedl, 1954a: 152. Wood, 1989: 171.


1.6−1.8 mm long (mean = 1.68 mm; n = 5); 2.57−2.83 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the declivital interstriae sparsely covered with short, erect, bristle-like setae; elytral disc medially convex, appearing humped; antennal club type 3 with two sutures visible on posterior face; elytral declivity short, steep; all declivital interstriae uniformly granulate from base to apex; declivital face convex; and posterolateral costa carinate.

May be confused with

Microperus kadoyamaensis and M. minax


Indonesia (Java, Sumatra), East & West Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand

Host plants

polyphagous (Browne 1961b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: HM064068

CAD: HM064246