Taxonomic history

Xyleborus mussooriensis Eggers, 1930: 179.

Cyclorhipidion mussooriense (Eggers): Maiti and Saha, 2004: 116.

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

Diagnosis

3.0−3.25 mm long (mean = 3.1 mm; n = 5); 2.30−2.33 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the mesonotal mycangial tuft the length of the scutellum; elytral disc flat; declivital interstriae clearly punctate; posterolateral margin carinate to interstriae 5; declivity appearing flat when viewed laterally, weakly depressed below lateral margins; and basal half of interstriae 2 with 2−3 small tubercles.

May be confused with

Anisandrus eggersi, A. feronia, and A. improbus

Distribution

India (Uttarakhand), Nepal

Host plants

recorded only from Berberis (Berberidaceae) (Beeson 1930)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing