Taxonomic history

Xyleborus minutus Blandford, 1894b: 116.

Planiculus minutus (Blandford): Beaver and Liu, 2010: 29.

Wallacellus minutus (Blandford): Beaver et al., 2014: 61.

Euwallacea minutus (Blandford): Smith et al., in prep.


Xyleborus breviusculus Schedl, 1942a: 196. Schedl, 1958c: 147.

Xyleborus pernitidus Schedl, 1954a: 152. Schedl, 1958c: 147.


1.8−1.9 mm long (mean = 1.87 mm; n = 3); 2.57−2.71 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by its minute size; short, steep declivity with two transverse rows of granules on each interstriae at declivital summit; pronotum from dorsal view elongate (type 7); and pronotal asperities small, coarse.

May be confused with

Euwallacea semiermis


Brunei, China (Chongqing, Jiangxi, Yunnan), Indonesia (Java), Japan, Korea, Laos, East & West Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

polyphagous (Browne 1961b, Beaver and Browne 1978, Choo and Woo 1985)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI.

COI: MN619939