Exotic Pest Reporting
Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org
Oak Splendour Beetle
Oak Splendour Beetle (Agrilus biguttatus ) is an insect pest of oak in broadleaf and mixed forests. It is a native of Europe, Africa and Asia.
This pest poses a large risk to U.S. plant health. International commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction. 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.