Taxonomic history

Ambrosiophilus wantaneeae Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 72.


2.0−2.1 mm long (mean = 2.03 mm; n = 4); 2.63−2.77 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by declivital interstriae 1 unarmed; interstriae 2 armed by 4–5 coarse granules along its length; interstriae 3 with 4−5 slightly smaller granules; declivital striae 1 and 2 very weakly impressed; pronotum from dorsal view conical and elongate (type 5); and pronotum from lateral view long (type 7).

May be confused with

Ambrosiophilus osumiensis and A. papilliferus



Host plants

unknown (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing