Taxonomic history

Xyleborus opacus Smith, Beaver & Cognato 2020 (in Smith et al. 2020b): 374.


2.70 mm long (mean = 2.90 mm; n = 3); 3.00 times as long as wide. This species is distinguished by the antennal club distinctly broader than tall; protibia with evenly rounded outer edge; elytral posterolateral costa absent, replaced by a short row of tubercles; elytral declivity strongly shagreened, strial punctures large, very shallow, difficult to distinguish; and discal interstrial setae biseriate.

May be confused with

Xyleborus muticus



Host plants

unknown (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

Sequences available for COI.

COI: MN620043MN620044