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An ambrosia beetle - Xylosandrus crassiusculus Motschulsky

- Faith Campbell -
- August 2004 -

Photographs
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Eggs & larvae

Adult

Frass toothpick

Many frass toothpicks

Damage


An ambrosia beetle
This ambrosia beetle was first detected in the continental United States near Charleston, South Carolina (T. Hofaker, pers. comm., 2004). To date, most damage has been to nursery stock or small fruit and nut trees (Anon., 2004).

Sources
Anonymous. May 11, 2004. Asian Beetle Pesters U.S. Ornamental Tree Industry. Environmental News Service. http://www.newfarm.org/news/0504/051404/ornamentals.shtml.

Hofacker, Thomas. May 2004. USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, 1601 North Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209, personal communication.




Updated January 2005
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