Tom Coleman USDA
Goldspotted Oak Borer
Agrilus auroguttatus

Goldspotted Oak Borer (Agrilus auroguttatus ) is an insect pest of Oak trees. It is a native of Mexico and Guatemala and was first detected in Arizona in late 1800's.

Although previously observed in Arizona, this borer beetle was not seen as a destructive pest until 2008 when it was associated with the dieback affecting many oak trees in California. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!

This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.

Survey Maps Planned Surveys
Planned Surveys for Agrilus auroguttatus
Not all counties are required to report.