Taxonomic history

Ambrosiophilus indicus Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 61.

Diagnosis

2.4 mm long (mean = 2.4 mm; n = 3); 2.67 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by declivital interstriae 1 unarmed; interstriae 2 armed by one tubercle at declivital summit, remainder of interstriae 2 unarmed; interstriae 3 with three minute equally spaced tubercles from base to apex; declivity weakly bisulcate from sutural margin to striae 2; interstriae 3 feebly convex; pronotal discal punctures minute, very fine, widely spaced by 4 diameters of a puncture, surface shagreened; declivital surface shagreened; and small size.

May be confused with

Ambrosiophilus consimilis, A. cristatulus, and A. subnepotulus

Distribution

India (West Bengal)

Host plants

unknown (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing