Taxonomic history

Ambrosiophilus papilliferus Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 67.

Diagnosis

2.5 mm long (n = 1); 2.5 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by declivital interstriae 1 unarmed; interstriae 2 armed by four moderately sized and variably spaced denticles along its length; interstriae 3 armed by five larger denticles; declivital striae 1 and 2 moderately impressed; pronotum from dorsal view basic (type 2); and pronotum from lateral view tall (type 2).

May be confused with

Ambrosiophilus osumiensis and A. wantaneeae

Distribution

China (Guizhou), Vietnam

Host plants

recorded only from Carya (Juglandaceae) (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing