Taxonomic history

Xyleborus moestus Eggers, 1930: 189.

Arixyleborus moestus (Eggers): Browne, 1955: 350.

Diagnosis

2.5−2.7 mm long (mean = 2.62 mm; n = 5); 2.36−2.7 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the protibia posterior face flat and unarmed; antennal club as broad as tall; posterolateral carina oblique, granulate; elytral disc flat, without a transverse depression; and elytral striae weakly impressed; elytral interstriae with two rows of granules and long semi-recumbent fine hair-like setae, setae 1−1.5 times the width of an interstria.

May be confused with

Arixyleborus puberulus, A. scabripennis, and A. setosus

Distribution

Bhutan, India (Meghalaya, West Bengal), Laos, Nepal

Host plants

recorded only from Quercus lamellosa (Fagaceae) (Beeson 1930)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing