The male and female of Xyphinus hystrix SIMON, type species of the till now monotypic genus, are redescribed and for the first time figured from fresh material from Singapore, the type locality. Male and female of X. xelo n. sp. from West Malaysia and of X. xanthus n. sp., X. lemniscatus n. sp., X. abanghamidi n. sp., and X. gibber n. sp. and a male of X. montanus n. sp., all from Borneo, are described and figured. The genus is supposed to be related to Opopaea SIMON.