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Xyleborus similis



Xyleborus similis


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  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Xyleborus similis
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
  • Summary of Invasiveness
  • X. similis should be considered a high-risk quarantine pest. Most of the species in Xyleborus and related genera should be considered potential quarantine pests. This is because members of the tribe Xyleborini (Xyleborus plus related genera) are all...
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Xyleborus similis Ferrari

Other Scientific Names

  • Xyleborus bucco Schaufuss
  • Xyleborus capito Schaufuss
  • Xyleborus dilatatulus Schedl
  • Xyleborus dilatatus Eichhoff
  • Xyleborus novaguineanus Schedl
  • Xyleborus parvulus Eichhoff
  • Xyleborus submarginatus Blandford

EPPO code

  • XYLBSI (Xyleborus similis)

Summary of Invasiveness

Top of page X. similis should be considered a high-risk quarantine pest. Most of the species in Xyleborus and related genera should be considered potential quarantine pests. This is because members of the tribe Xyleborini (Xyleborus plus related genera) are all inbreeding, with the males generally mating with their sisters within the parental gallery system before dispersal. Thus the introduction of only a few mated females may lead to the establishment of an active population if suitable host plants can be found and environmental conditions are satisfactory. A very wide range of host plants have been recorded for many species of Xyleborus and related genera. Any woody material of suitable moisture content and density may be all that is required. The direct risk of establishment of populations of X. similis outside its present range should be considered serious, although it is not known to initiate attacks on healthy trees.

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Scolytidae
  •                             Genus: Xyleborus
  •                                 Species: Xyleborus similis

Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature

Top of page Xyleborus novaguineanus was synonymised with X. similis by Wood (1989). The majority of the specimens of the two species are clearly morphologically distinct, but in the region of New Guinea and Australia, some intermediate specimens occur which are difficult to assign to one or other species. Because the biology of both is the same, X. novaguineanus is considered here as a synonym of X. similis. The catalogue of Wood and Bright (1992) gives many references to the taxonomy, distribution and biology of the species. More recent references are given by Bright and Skidmore (1997, 2002).


Top of page The following diagnostic notes refer to females only and include only the minimum characters required to differentiate this species from other pest species.

Adult Female

Length about 2.2-2.7 mm. Frons convex, entire surface minutely reticulate, with faint, shallow punctures. Antennal club with one obscure suture on posterior face. Pronotum 1.1 times longer than wide; sides nearly straight; anterior margin broadly rounded, without serrations. Elytra 1.7-1.8 times longer than wide; apex narrowly rounded. Elytral declivity sloping, convex, commencing on posterior third to posterior fourth of elytra; face of each elytron with a large, distinct tubercle on lower third in interspace 1, which is outwardly curved around the tubercle sometimes with a few much smaller tubercles near declivital base; several small tubercles in other interspaces; interspace 7 acutely elevated, very weakly crenulate.

Immature Stages

The immature stages have not been described.


Top of page Wood and Bright (1992) include Hawaii in the distribution, but the Hawaiian Terrestrial Arthropod Database of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum indicates that the species was adventive and not established in the state. Samuelson (1981) suggests that the record is doubtful. Although Madagascar is included in the distribution by Wood and Bright (1992), Schedl (1977) states that there are no records from that country. The distribution map includes records based on specimens of X. similis from the collection in the Natural History Museum (London, UK): dates of collection are noted in the List of countries (NHM, various dates). There are unpublished records from Laos and Reunion (RA Beaver, Chiangmai, Thailand, personal communication, 2004).

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


BangladeshPresentNative Not invasive Beeson, 1930
BhutanPresentNative Not invasive NHM, 1986
CambodiaPresentNative Not invasive Schedl, 1966
ChinaPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
-GuangdongPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
-Hong KongPresentNative Not invasive NHM, 1892
Christmas Island (Indian Ocean)PresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
Cocos IslandsPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
IndiaPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
-Andaman and Nicobar IslandsPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
-AssamPresentNative Not invasive Beeson, 1930; Schedl, 1969
-BiharPresentNative Not invasive Beeson, 1930
-KarnatakaPresentNative Not invasive Beeson, 1930
-Madhya PradeshPresentNative Not invasive Schedl, 1975a; Beeson, 1930
-SikkimPresentNative Not invasive Saha and Maiti, 1984
-Tamil NaduPresentNative Not invasive Schedl, 1975a; Beeson, 1930
-Uttar PradeshPresentNative Not invasive Beeson, 1930; Schedl, 1969
-West BengalPresentNative Not invasive Beeson, 1930
IndonesiaPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
-JavaPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
-KalimantanPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
-MoluccasPresentNative Not invasive Eggers, 1926; Ohno et al., 1987
-SulawesiPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
-SumatraPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
JapanAbsent, intercepted onlyIntroduced Not invasive Ohno et al., 1987; Ohno et al., 1988; Ohno et al., 1989
-Bonin IslandPresentIntroduced Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
JordanPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
Korea, Republic ofAbsent, intercepted onlyIntroduced Not invasive Choo et al., 1981
MalaysiaPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresentNative Not invasive Browne, 1961
-SabahPresentNative Not invasive Browne, 1968
-SarawakPresentNative Not invasive Browne, 1961
MyanmarPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
NepalPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
PakistanPresentNative Not invasive Browne, 1968
PhilippinesPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
SingaporePresentNative Not invasive NHM, 1984; Murphy and Meepol, 1990
Sri LankaPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
TaiwanPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
ThailandPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
VietnamPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992


CameroonPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
EgyptPresentIntroduced Invasive NHM, 1995
KenyaPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
MauritaniaPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
MauritiusPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
SeychellesPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
South AfricaPresentIntroduced Invasive Schedl, 1975b
TanzaniaPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992

North America

USAPresent, few occurrencesEPPO, 2014
-HawaiiAbsent, formerly presentIntroducedWood and Bright, 1992
-TexasPresent, few occurrencesIntroduced Invasive Haack, 2003; EPPO, 2014


AustraliaPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
FijiPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
French PolynesiaPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
GuamPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
KiribatiPresentIntroduced Invasive Beaver, 1990
Marshall IslandsPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
Micronesia, Federated states ofPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
New CaledoniaPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
Northern Mariana IslandsPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood, 1960
PalauPresentIntroduced Invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
Papua New GuineaPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992
SamoaPresentIntroduced Invasive Beeson, 1929; Beaver, 1976
Solomon IslandsPresentNative Not invasive Wood and Bright, 1992

History of Introduction and Spread

Top of page As with a number of other widespread species of Xyleborus and related genera, it is difficult to be certain of the extent of the native distribution. It seems likely that it can be considered native in the area from Pakistan to the Solomon Islands, but that it has been introduced accidentally to parts of Africa and offshore islands, and to many of the island groups in the Pacific Ocean. The recent (2002) introduction of the species to mainland USA (Texas) should be noted. It seems likely that the species is established there, although it has not yet spread beyond the original area of discovery. The species has frequently been intercepted in timber imported to Japan from countries in the region from Cambodia, the Philippines and Indonesia to the Solomon Islands (e.g. Ohno et al., 1987, 1988, 1989; Ohno, 1990), but has not become established on the main islands of Japan. It has also been intercepted in Korea (Choo et al., 1981).

Risk of Introduction

Top of page Several other species of Xyleborus with similar habits to X. similis have been imported to tropical and subtropical areas around the world. A few have become important pests, either because they may attack living or stressed trees, or because of their abundance in disturbed forest areas, and their very wide host range. X. similis seems to be solely a secondary borer, but it can be very abundant in felled timber. The risk of introduction outside its present geographic range must be considered high. X. similis is not specifically listed as a quarantine pest, but Xyleborus spp. are included in the APHIS Regulated Pest List in the USA, and as quarantine pests in New Zealand.

Hosts/Species Affected

Top of page Members of Xyleborus and the related genera Ambrosiodmus, Euwallacea, Xyleborinus and Xylosandrus are all ambrosia beetles that feed and breed in a variety of forest trees and shrubs. Depending on the species, they may be found in small branches and seedlings to large logs. All are potentially damaging to agriculture and/or forestry under suitable conditions. Many species, previously considered of only minor importance, may become important pests in agriculture and forestry as a result of the continuing destruction of natural forests and the expansion of forest and tree crop plantations, agroforestry and agriculture.

The species is strongly polyphagous, the range of its hosts determined primarily by the variety of trees in which the associated ambrosia fungus will grow. Browne (1961) recorded X. similis (and its synonym Xyleborus parvulus) from 33 host plant families, and more than twice that number of species. Schedl (1963) recorded the species from 32 families and about 80 species. Further hosts in Java are listed by Kalshoven (1964). Many more host genera in which the species has been intercepted in Japan are listed in papers from the Nagoya Plant Protection Station, e.g. Ohno et al. (1987, 1988, 1989); Ohno (1990). Given the great range of host trees attacked, and the differences between geographical areas, it is not possible to distinguish 'main host' trees from 'other host' trees (see Host table). It may be expected that almost any crop, plantation or ornamental tree in a particular area can be attacked. The host list in this datasheet is only a selection of hosts.

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Growth Stages

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Top of page Attacked plants may show signs of wilting, branch die-back, shoot breakage, chronic debilitation, sun-scorch or a general decline in vigour.

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Growing point / dieback
Stems / lodging; broken stems
Whole plant / wilt

Biology and Ecology

Top of page The important pest species in the genus Xyleborus and the related genera Ambrosiodmus, Euwallacea, Xyleborinus and Xylosandrus are all ambrosia beetles in the Xyleborini, a tribe with a social organization of extreme polygamy. The sexual dimorphism is strongly developed, and the ratio of females to males is high. The biology of X. similis has been studied by Beeson (1930, 1961), Browne (1961) and Kalshoven (1964). The species is common both in open, disturbed areas and in densely forested areas. It tends to fly around dusk, and is attracted to light. It is most frequently found in stems from about 8 to 25 cm diameter. The lower limit of host size is about 4 cm (Browne, 1961). X. similis is a secondary species attacking stressed, dying, dead or felled trees. It is not known to attack healthy trees. Mahindapala and Subasinghe (1976) report attacks on the bases of living coconut palms, but it is not clear whether the trees were completely healthy. The gallery system consists of branching tunnels in one transverse plane. Beeson (1961) notes that in smaller diameter stems, the side branches are short and soon bifurcate towards the centre of the stem. In larger stems, the side branches may run for several centimetres parallel to the cicrcumference before branching. No brood chambers are constructed either at the cambial level or within the wood. Kalshoven (1964) notes that in mature galleries, a few side branches may penetrate the outer bark and form additional openings to the exterior. The eggs are laid, and the larvae develop and pupate within the gallery system. After mating with their brother(s), the new generation of females emerges through the original entrance hole (or presumably also through any addition openings from the gallery system to the exterior). Kalshoven (1964) found from 10 to 37 offspring in the gallery systems that he investigated, but it is likely that broods can be considerably larger than this. Browne (1961) found young adults 5 weeks after a host tree had been cut, but Beeson (1961) gives a minimum period to emergence of 3 months, and notes that an individual host tree may continue to produce new adults over a much longer period (up to 10 months). It is not known whether this represents a series of broods in the same stem (Beeson, 1930), or a prolonged development period due, for example, to poor growth of the ambrosia fungus that forms the only food of the developing larvae. It is possible that the ambrosia fungus associated with X. similis is Fusarium solani (Balasundaran and Sankaran, 1991). Breeding is continuous throughout the year, with overlapping generations, so that the species is active at all times, and in all stages of development (Browne, 1968).

Notes on Natural Enemies

Top of page No specific information is available for X. similis. The immature stages of xyleborines have few natural enemies. The female parent normally remains in the gallery entrance whilst the immature stages are developing, preventing the entry of potential predators and parasitoids. Provided that the female remains alive and the growth of the ambrosia fungus on which the larvae feed is satisfactory, mortality of the immature stages is likely to be very low. Most mortality probably occurs during the dispersal of the adults, and during gallery establishment. Adults of ambrosia beetles are predated by lizards, clerid beetles and ants as they attempt to bore into the host tree. The adults will also fail to oviposit if the ambrosia fungus fails to establish in the gallery.

Means of Movement and Dispersal

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The adult females fly readily and flight is one of the main means of movement and dispersal to previously uninfected areas. Of more importance, however, is the movement of infested woody material in timber, ship dunnage and crating. Numerous species of Xyleborus and related genera have been taken in port cities from raw logs destined for saw mills, from discarded ship dunnage, and in similar circumstances.

Vector Transmission

X. similis, like other members of the Xyleborini is dependent for food on a symbiotic ambrosia fungus or fungi. The fungus is transmitted by the female in a mycangial pouch. The position of this is not known for certain in X. similis, but in many species of Xyleborus it consists of paired mandibular pouches (Beaver, 1989). Both adult and larvae are dependent on the growth of the fungus on the walls of the gallery system in the wood for their food (Beaver, 1989). Balasundaran and Sankaran (1991) report the association of X. similis with the phytopathogen Fusarium solani, and implicate the beetle in the spread of a disease producing cankers and die-back of teak trees in Kerala, India.

Movement in Trade

The species has frequently been intercepted in East Asia in timber imported from countries from Indonesia and the Philippines to the Solomon Islands.

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Bark adults Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches adults; eggs; larvae; pupae Yes Pest or symptoms not visible to the naked eye but usually visible under light microscope
Wood adults; eggs; larvae; pupae Yes Pest or symptoms not visible to the naked eye but usually visible under light microscope
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Fruits (inc. pods)
Growing medium accompanying plants
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants
True seeds (inc. grain)

Wood Packaging

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Wood Packaging liable to carry the pest in trade/transportTimber typeUsed as packing
Loose wood packing material Fresh, unseasoned wood No
Solid wood packing material with bark Fresh, unseasoned wood Yes
Solid wood packing material without bark Fresh, unseasoned wood Yes
Wood Packaging not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Processed or treated wood

Impact Summary

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Animal/plant collections None
Animal/plant products None
Biodiversity (generally) None
Crop production Negative
Environment (generally) None
Fisheries / aquaculture None
Forestry production Negative
Human health None
Livestock production None
Native fauna None
Native flora None
Rare/protected species None
Tourism None
Trade/international relations None
Transport/travel None


Top of page Some species of Xyleborus are known pests of various forest and crop trees. Attacks by X. similis are normally secondary on stressed, dying or dead trees. However, the species could become a pest in reforestation projects or in plantations. X. similis is one of the commonest ambrosia beetles found in felled timber in the region from India to the Solomon Islands, although it is more usually found in stems less than about 25 cm diameter. As such, it must be partly responsible for the degrade of timber as a result of its galleries in the wood, and the staining of the surrounding wood by the associated ambrosia fungus. X. similis and other ambrosia beetle species have the potential to transmit phytopathogenic fungi to their hosts, and X. similis has been implicated in the spread of Fusarium solani to teak trees in southern India (Balasundaran and Sankaran, 1991). However, the number of trees involved (16 after 2 years) was small.

Detection and Inspection

Top of page Some success has been obtained by using traps baited with ethanol placed in and around port facilities where infested material may be stored. Simple types of trap are described by Bambara et al. (2002) and Grégoire et al. (2003). Visual inspection of suspected infested material is required to detect the presence of ambrosia beetles. Infestations are most easily detected by the presence of entry holes made by the attacking beetles, and the presence of frass produced during gallery construction.

Prevention and Control

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When Xyleborus species are detected in plant material, all of the infested material should immediately be destroyed. When they are detected in traps, plant material in the vicinity of the trap should be actively inspected, with special attention directed towards imported woody products such as crating, dunnage and lumber milling scraps. If an active infestation is detected, control using insecticides is possible but of limited effectiveness. Chemical control is not generally effective because the adult beetles bore deep into the host material. However, Jose and Thankamony (2005) found that a mixture of carbaryl and quinalphos was highly effective (99%) against infestation of rubber trees by Xyleborus perforans and X. similis, when swabbed weekly on the beetle-infested region of the bark. The following insecticides are effective against Euwallacea fornicatus, which is destructive to tea: fenvalerate, deltamethrin, quinalphos and cypermethrin (Muraleedharan, 1995). Selvasundaram et al. (2001) found that Lambda-cyhalothrin 2.5 EC was more effective in reducing E. fornicatus populations than fenvalerate. Gnanaharan et al. (1982, 1983) suggest the use of solutions of boric acid and borax, which have both fungicidal and some insecticidal action, to protect stored wood. These insecticides may also be effective against other ambrosia beetles, but the concealed habitats in which these species feed and reproduce, the difficulties and high costs of insecticide application, and environmental concerns all limit the effectiveness of chemical control. Das and Gope (1985) protected tea chest panels against the development of wood-boring insects, including X. similis, by heating the panels to 93°C for 10-20 minutes, sufficient to kill the insects without distorting the panels. In logging areas, fast removal of the felled timber from the area will reduce attacks, and rapid conversion to sawn timber will reduce the depth of such attacks as have occurred. Debarking can also reduce attacks (Gnanaharan et al., 1985). X. similis normally forms part of a complex of bark and ambrosia beetle species attacking felled trees, and control measures need to be directed against all species at the same time (Beaver, 2000).


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