Taxonomic history

Xyleborus puberulus Blandford, 1896b: 215.

Arixyleborus puberulus (Blandford): Browne, 1955: 351. 


Xyleborus hirtipennis Eggers, 1940: 146Hulcr, 2010: 106.


2.6−2.9 mm long (mean = 2.66 mm; n = 5); 2.48−2.64 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; elytral striae deeply impressed on disc; elytral interstriae with at least two rows of tubercles and long erect, fine hair-like setae, setae two times the width of an interstria.

May be confused with

Arixyleborus moestus, A. scabripennis, and A. setosus


China (Yunnan), Indonesia (Java), East Malaysia, New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

recorded from three genera of Dipterocarpaceae, Canarium (Burseraceae) (Ohno 1990), and Hevea (Euphorbiaceae) (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: HM064055.1

CAD: HM064234.1