Taxonomic history

Xyleborus eggersi Beeson, 1930: 215

Cyclorhipidion eggersi (Beeson): Maiti and Saha 2004: 105.

Anisandrus eggersi (Beeson): Hulcr et al., 2007: 578.

Diagnosis

3.1−3.2 mm long (mean = 3.12 mm; n = 5); 2.21−2.29 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the mesonotal mycangial tuft the length of the scutellum; elytral disc convex; declivity appearing flat when viewed laterally; 2−3 small tubercles present on basal half of interstriae 2; posterolateral margin costate to interstriae 5; declivital face strongly shagreened; and clearly punctate declivital interstriae.

May be confused with

Anisandrus feronia, A. improbus, and A. mussooriensis

Distribution

Bhutan, India (West Bengal), Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

polyphagous, recorded from five genera in five different families (Euphorbiaceae, Lauraceae, Rosaceae, Staphyleaceae, Symplocaceae) (Maiti and Saha 2004)

Remarks

Maiti and Saha (2004) suggest that it is a high altitude species.

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619842

CAD: MN620135