Taxonomic history

Xyleborus hirtus Hagedorn, 1904: 126.

Cyclorhipidion hirtum (Hagedorn): Wood and Bright, 1992: 700.

Anisandrus hirtus (Hagedorn): Hulcr et al., 2007: 578.


Xyleborus hagedorni Stebbing, 1914: 596 nec Iglesias 1914.

Xyleborus hirtuosus Beeson, 1930: 217. Synonymy: Wood 1989: 175.

Xyleborus hagedornianus Schedl, 1952d: 164. Unnecessary replacement name for hagedorni.

Xyleborus tectonae Nunberg, 1956: 209. Unnecessary replacement name for hagedorni.

Xyleborus hirtipes Schedl, 1969b: 53. Smith et al. 2020b: 98.

Xyleborus taiwanensis Browne, 1980b: 386. Synonymy: Beaver and Liu 2010: 22.


3.4−4.5 mm long (mean = 3.92 mm; n = 5); 1.95−2.53 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the mesonotal mycangial tuft the length of the scutellum; elytral disc convex; declivity rounded, posterolateral margins rounded; declivity unarmed, surface opalescent to shagreened; declivital striae clearly impressed; and body densely covered by erect dark brown pubescence.

May be confused with

Anisandrus ursulus


Bhutan, Cambodia, China (Fujian, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Xiazang, Yunnan), India (Meghalaya, West Bengal), Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

polyphagous, recorded from five genera in five different families (Lamiaceae, Lauraceae, Magnoliaceae, Rutaceae, Symplocaceae) (Wood and Bright 1992, Beaver and Liu 2010)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: GU808700.1MN619843MN619844

CAD: GU808623.1MN620136MN620137