Taxonomic history

Xyleborus bellus Sampson, 1921: 31.

Coptodryas bella (Sampson): Wood and Bright, 1992: 823.


3.75−4.0 mm long (mean = 3.95 mm; n = 5); 1.88−2.05 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by its very large size; pronotum anterior margin with a pair of conspicuous serrations; strongly setose body; elytral declivity obliquely truncate; elytral strial and interstrial punctures confused; declivital interstriae granulate; and pronotum type 5 when laterally viewed.

May be confused with

Coptodryas confusa


Indonesia (Maluku), East & West Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand

Host plants

recorded from Vatica (Dipterocarpaceae), and an unidentified genus of Euphorbiaceae (Browne 1961b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing