Taxonomic history

Xyleboricus malayensis Schedl, 1954a: 150.

Arixyleborus malayensis (Schedl): Schedl, 1958c: 145.

Diagnosis

2.1 mm long (mean = 2.1 mm; n = 5); 2.63 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; pronotum lateral margin distinctly costate, nearly carinate; pronotum anterior margin elevated with a row of serrations; strial furrows three times the width of interstrial ridges on disc; interstrial ridges setose, setae recumbent, hair-like, as long as stria 2 width at declivital base; interstrial ridges denticulate; striae strongly impressed; elytral declivity weakly shagreened, interstrial ridges almost appear shining; and moderate size.

May be confused with

Arixyleborus grandis, A. tuberculatus, and A. yakushimanus

Distribution

China (Yunnan), Indonesia (Java, Sumatra), West Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Host plants

polyphagous (Beaver et al. 2008)

Remarks

The gallery system is typical of the genus. One gallery excavated by Kalshoven (1959b) contained 47 offspring.

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing