Taxonomic history

Arixyleborus rugosipes Hopkins, 1915a: 59. 

Synonyms

Webbia medius Eggers, 1927b: 104. Schedl, 1952d: 162; Beaver and Liu, 2010: 22.

Webbia camphorae Eggers, 1936a: 634. Browne, 1955: 351; Beaver and Liu, 2010: 22.

Diagnosis

1.7−2.0 mm long (mean = 1.84 mm; n = 5); 2.83−3.33 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the protibia posterior face inflated and granulate; antennal club broader than tall; pronotum lateral margin oblique; pronotum anterior margin without serrations; posterolateral carina acute, denticulate; strial furrows and interstrial ridges anteriorly extending to basal quarter of elytral disc; and interstriae densely setose with long hairs and bristles.

May be confused with

Arixyleborus nudulus

Distribution

recorded in the study region from India (Andaman Is.), Laos, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam; also recorded from Sri Lanka, East & West Malaysia, Indonesia (Java, Maluku, Sumatra), Philippines

Host plants

polyphagous; Browne (1961b) suggests a possible preference for Dipterocarpaceae, but this may simply reflect the abundance of this family in the forests of the region

Remarks

Browne (1961b) describes the condition of attacked host material, the gallery system, and development of the species.

DNA data

Sequences available for CAD.

CAD: HM064235