Taxonomic history

Xyleborinus huifenyinae Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 346.


1.7 mm long (n = 1); 2.83 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the entire length of interstriae 2 unarmed by tubercles; posterolateral margin of declivity costate and denticulcate; declivital face shagreened, dull; declivital interstriae flat, interstriae 2 not impressed; and denticles on interstriae 1, 3 prominent.

This species is very similar to X. perpusillus and can be distinguished by the shagreened declivity, posterolateral margin of the declivity costate and denticulate and larger denticles on interstriae 1 and 3.

May be confused with

Xyleborinus exiguus, X. perpusillus, and X. tritus


China (Fujian, Jiangxi, Yunnan)

Host plants

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

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing