Taxonomic history

Anisandrus xuannu Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 111.


4.0−4.15 mm long (mean = 4.08 mm; n = 3); 2.0−2.31 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the dense the mesonotal mycangial tuft that extends laterally from the scutellum to striae 3; posterolateral margin of declivity costate to interstriae 5; elytral disc with a deep transverse saddle-like depression, depressed area sulcate; declivital summit with large incurved spine on interstriae 2, interstriae 3 unarmed; declivity strongly sulcate to interstriae 3; declivital strial punctures large, seriate; interstriae minutely biseriately punctate, setose, setae scale-like, erect; moderate body size; declivity shagreened; disc rugose; body abundantly covered with long erect hair-like setae, minutely punctate; and pronotal asperities small, coarse, densely spaced.

May be confused with

Anisandrus auratipilus, A. hera, A. klapperichi, A. percristatus, and A. venustus


China (Chongqing, Sichuan)

Host plants

recorded from Fagaceae (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing