Taxonomic history

Arixyleborus hirsutulus Schedl, 1969a: 212.

Diagnosis

2.0 mm long (n = 1); 2.27 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the protibia posterior face flat and unarmed; antennal club as broad as tall; posterolateral carina oblique, granulate; elytral weakly convex, without a transverse depression; striae not impressed; declivital striae and interstriae covered with small equally sized granules; and elytra densely covered with setae, setae increasing in density towards apex.

May be confused with

Arixyleborus granulifer, A. sittichayai, and Eggersanthus sublaevis

Distribution

Philippines and Thailand; imported to Japan from ‘Borneo’ and Indonesia (Maluku) (Sittichaya et al. 2019)

Host plants

recorded from Anisoptera sp., Dipterocarpus sp., Dryobalanops sp., Shorea spp. (Dipterocarpaceae), Artocarpus sp. (Moraceae), and an unidentified species of Sapotaceae (Ohno 1990)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing