Taxonomic history

Xyleborus recidens Sampson, 1923: 287.

Coptodryas recidens (Sampson): Wood, 1989: 171.

Microperus recidens (Sampson): Beaver et al., 2014: 56.


Xyleborus minusculus Eggers, 1923: 212. Eggers, 1925: 154.

Xyleborus minutissimus Eggers, 1930: 204. Wood, 1989: 171.

Xyleborus crassitarsus Schedl, 1936d: 28. Browne, 1955: 364.

Xyleborus artegraphus Schedl, 1942c: 44. Hulcr and Cognato, 2013: 111.

Xyleborus extensus Schedl, 1955a: 301. Hulcr and Cognato, 2013: 111.

Xyleborus tuberculosus Browne, 1981b: 602. Synonymy: Beaver 1995a: 198.


1.9−2.0 mm long (mean = 1.97 mm; n = 5); 2.71−2.86 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the elytral disc flat; elytral declivity short, steep; posterolateral marign of elytra carinate; elytral declivity with sparse minor denticles, much less abundant than strial punctures; and one pair of slightly larger denticles on interstriae 3.

May be confused with

Microperus alpha


Bangladesh, 'Borneo', Brunei, China (Jiangxi, Yunnan), India (Andaman Is, West Bengal), Indonesia (Engano Is., Java, Maluku), East and West Malaysia, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

polyphagous (Beeson 1961)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI.

COI: MN619988