Taxonomic history

Coptodryas inornata Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 162.


3.1−3.2 mm long (mean = 3.14 mm; n = 5); 2.38−2.46 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by the lack of a tuft of setae along the elytral base; declivity rounded; elytra shining; striae and interstriae distinct; interstrial punctures confused; body lightly setose; antennal club as broad as tall; protibia distinctly triangular; pronotum basic (type 0) when viewed laterally, basic (type 2) when viewed dorsally; and anterior margin of the pronotum without a row of serrations.

This species strongly resembles Xylosandrus formosae which also lacks a distinct mycangial tuft (at the base of the pronotum) and both have triangular protibia. Coptodryas n. sp. 2 can be distinguished by the antennal club type 3 (as described for genus), and elytral base sinuate and costate.

May be confused with

Euwallacea fornicatus, E. kuroshio, E. perbrevis, Microperus fulvulus, and Xylosandrus formosae



Host plants

unknown (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI and CAD.

COI: MN619883

CAD: MN620170