Taxonomic history

Xyleborinus ephialtodes Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 344.

Diagnosis

2.6 mm long (n = 1); 2.6 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the posterior margin of elytra broadly rounded; declivital face with interstriae 1 and 2 granulate, unarmed by tubercles; elytral declivital face weakly sulcate; large body size; lateral declivital margins elevated, bearing 5 pairs of moderate, narrow, sharply pointed spines of equal size; sulcate area of declivity shagreened, dull; and stout body.

May be confused with

Xyleborinus artestriatus, X. echinopterus, X. octiesdentatus, X. schaufussi, X. speciosus, and X. spinipennis

Distribution

China (Fujian)

Host plants

known from Schima (Theaceae) (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing