Anisandrus sayi Hopkins, 1915

Gomez, Demian F., Rabaglia, Robert J., Fairbanks, Katherine E. O. & Hulcr, Jiri, 2018, North American Xyleborini north of Mexico: a review and key to genera and species (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae), ZooKeys 768, pp. 19-68: 26-27

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Anisandrus sayi Hopkins, 1915


Anisandrus sayi Hopkins, 1915  Fig. 5

Xyleborus obesus var. minor  Swaine, 1910. Synonymy Wood 1957.

Xyleborus neardus  Schedl, 1950. Synonymy Wood 1957.

Type material.

Holotype female; Morgantown, WV; NMNH.


North America: Canada: New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec; United States: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.


This is the most common species of Anisandrus  in the northeastern U.S. Distinguished from other Anisandrus  by the absence of significant sculpture on the elytral declivity. Wood (1957) synonymized A. sayi  with X. obesus var. minor  , but Swaine’s name is available and should have priority.