pest photo

Steve Passoa, USDA APHIS PPQ,
Granulate Ambrosia beetle
Xylosandrus crassiusculus

Granulate Ambrosia beetle (Xylosandrus crassiusculus) is an insect pest of ornamental, fruit and nut trees. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in South Carolina in the early 1970's.

Where it has been found, this insect is a significant pest of nurseries and orchards.

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