Taxonomic history

Xylosandrus bellinsulanus Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 390.


3.9 mm long (n = 1); 2.16 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by its large size; lower part of eye larger than upper part; elytral disc ascending apically, longer than declivity; declivital face steep, abruptly separated from disc; elytra appearing truncate; posterolateral margins of elytra carinate to suture forming a circumdeclivital ring; declivital face flat, strongly shagreened, dull, glabrous, no striae visible, impunctate; sutural margin costate, costa increasing in height and size from base to apex, declivital striae and interstrial punctures replaced by confused granules, granules more abundant near apex (especially between interstriae 1 and 2); posterolateral margin granulate; pronotum wider than long, from dorsal view rounded (type 1) and lateral view basic (type 0), summit at midpoint, basal half shining, densely punctate; and broad, dense mycangial tuft on the pronotal base.

May be confused with

Amasa spp., Xylosandrus amputatus, and X. mancus


China (Hainan)

Host plants

unknown (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing