Taxonomic history

Xyleborus ursulus Eggers, 1923: 173.

Xylosandrus ursulus (Eggers): Wood and Bright, 1992: 801.

Anisandrus ursulus (Eggers): Dole and Cognato, 2010: 527.


4.3−4.9 mm long (mean = 4.5 mm; n = 5); 1.88−1.96 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the mesonotal mycangial tuft the length of the scutellum; elytral disc convex; declivity obliquely truncate with lateral margins obliquely costate; declivity opalescent and unarmed; declivital striae not impressed; body stout and densely covered by erect dark brown pubescence.

Similar to Cnestus mutilatus and Hadrodemius species but scutellum visible, declivity less steeply truncate, posterolateral carinae absent, procoxae contiguous, and the mesonotal mycangial tuft the length of the scutellum.

May be confused with

Anisandrus hirtus, Cnestus ater, C. mutilatus, and Hadrodemius spp.


China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangxi), India (Nicobar Is., West Bengal), Indonesia (Bali, Batoe Is., Java, Maluku, Sulawesi, Sumatra), Laos, East & West Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

polyphagous (Browne 1961b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: GU808723.1MN619853

CAD: GU808645.1MN620146