Taxonomic history

Xyleborus granifer Eichhoff, 1878a: 391.

Arixyleborus granifer (Eichhoff): Browne, 1955: 350.

Synonyms

Xyleborus granifer borneensis Schedl, 1965: 27. Wood and Bright, 1992: 666.

Diagnosis

2.8−3.0 mm long (mean = 2.94 mm; n = 5); 2.23−2.31 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the protibia posterior face flat and unarmed; antennal club as broad as tall; posterolateral carina oblique, granulate; elytral disc with weak transverse saddle-like depression; and moderate size.

May be confused with

Arixyleborus titanus

Distribution

Borneo, China (Yunnan), Laos, East & West Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand

Host plants

polyphagous; the frequent records from Dipterocarpaceae may simply reflect the abundance of this family in the forests of the region rather than indicating a preference for the family (Beaver et al. 2014)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI.

COI: MN619854