Taxonomic history

Xyleborus machili Niisima, 1910: 14.

Ancipitis machili (Niisima): Smith et al., 2018b: 393.

Leptoxyleborus machili (Niisima): Smith et al. 2020b: 279.


Xyleborus depressus Eggers, 1923: 190Smith et al., 2018b: 393.

Xyleborus kojimai Murayama, 1936: 143. Smith et al., 2018b: 393.

Xyleborus sejugatus Schedl, 1942a: 188. Wood, 1989: 175.


1.9−2.1 mm long (mean = 1.99 mm; n = 5); 2.22−2.53 times as long as wide. The species is readily distinguished by its small size and declivital interstriae bearing uniseriate short, semi-erect scales; and posterolateral declivital margin costate, never carinate.

May be confused with

Ancipitis puer and Leptoxyleborus sordicauda


China (Jiangxi), Indonesia (Sumatra), Japan, East & West Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Thailand

Host plants

polyphagous (Browne 1961b, Ohno 1990, Ohno et al. 1988)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: HM064091

CAD: HM064272