Taxonomic history

Xyleborus lineatus Eggers, 1930: 177.

Cyclorhipidion lineatum (Eggers): Maiti and Saha, 2004: 114.

Anisandrus lineatus (Eggers): Beaver and Liu, 2018: 538


Xyleborus melancranis Beeson, 1930: 179. Saha and Maiti, 1996: 822.


2.6−3.3 mm long (mean = 2.96 mm; n = 5); 2.2−2.6 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the mesonotal mycangial tuft the length of the scutellum; elytral disc convex; declivity gradual and convex, with rounded posterolateral margins; pronotum conical frontally when viewed dorsally (type 0); pronotum armed by four coarse serrations on anterior margin (median pair larger than lateral pair); elytra smooth, strongly shining; and declivital striae deeply impressed.

May be confused with

Xylosandrus formosae


China (Sichuan), India (Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Nepal, Vietnam

Host plants

recorded from Machilus (Lauraceae), Symplocos (Symplocaceae) (Beeson 1930), and Alnus (Betulaceae) (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing