Taxonomic history

Xyleborus scabripennis Blandford, 1896b: 216.

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


Xyleboricus guttifer Schedl, 1955a: 297. Hulcr and Cognato, 2013: 49.


2.5−2.55 mm long (mean = 2.51 mm; n = 4); 2.27−2.55 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 weakly impressed; and elytral interstriae with one row of dominant tubercles.

May be confused with

Arixyleborus moestus, A. puberulus, and A. setosus


Indonesia (Java, Maluku, Sumatra), East & West Malaysia, New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

polyphagous (Browne 1961b)


Browne (1961b) gives some details of brood sizes and development.

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619857

CAD: MN620148