Taxonomic history

Xyleborus puer Eggers, 1923: 191.

Ancipitis puer (Eggers): Hulcr and Cognato, 2013: 42.


Xyleborus ceramensis Schedl, 1937a: 549. Hulcr and Cognato, 2013: 42.


The smaller Ancipitis, 3.0−3.6 mm long (mean = 3.20 mm; n = 5); 2.14−2.73 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by its moderate size; declivital striae and interstriae both bearing long hair-like setae that are erect on the interstriae and semi-recumbent on the striae.

May be confused with

Ancipitis machili and Leptoxyleborus sordicauda


Indonesia (Ceram, Sumatra), East & West Malaysia, New Guinea, Thailand

Host plants

recorded only from Intsia (Leguminosae) and Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae) (Browne 1961b), but probably polyphagous

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing