Taxonomic history

Arixyleborus leprosulus Schedl, 1953b: 300

Synonyms

Arixyleborus aralidii Nunberg, 1961: 618. Schedl, 1962b: 699.

Diagnosis

1.9−2.0 mm long (mean = 1.94 mm; n = 5); 2.38−2.5 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the protibia posterior face inflated and granulate; antennal club broader than tall; posterolateral carina costate to interstriae 7; elytra obliquely truncate, boundary between elytral disc and declivity distinct; elytral declivital face without strial furrows and interstrial ridges; declivital interstriae setose, setae long, hair-like, recumbent, as long as 1.5 strial widths.

May be confused with

Arixyleborus resecans

Distribution

Brunei, West Malaysia, Thailand

Host plants

recorded from Dryobalanops and Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae), Castanopsis (Fagaceae) and Palaquium (Sapotaceae) (Browne 1961b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing