Taxonomic history

Xyleborus pruinosus Blandford, 1896b: 214.

Cyclorhipidion pruinosum (Blandford): Wood and Bright, 1992: 701.


Xyleborus arcticollis Blandford, 1896b: 217. Browne, 1955: 352.

Xyleborus decipiens Eggers, 1923: 182Browne, 1955: 352.


3.5−4.1 mm long (mean = 3.9 mm; n = 5); 2.19−2.56 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by its stout body; anterior pronotum margin with a row of 5−7 serrations; antennal club type 3; and elytral interstriae granulate.

May be confused with

Cyclorhipidion perpilosellum and C. sisyrnophorum


Chagos Is., Indonesia (Sumatra), East & West Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

Host plants

polyphagous, but with a distinct preference for trees of the family Burseraceae (Browne 1961b)


Browne (1961b) describes the gallery system and aspects of the biology.

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing