Exotic Pest Reporting
Steve Passoa, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
Granulate Ambrosia beetle
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.
05/07/2019 - Boring into study of beetles and rapid apple decline
04/24/2018 - Fungus farming beetles wilting our understory
08/08/2017 - Beetles attacking stressed trees in the landscape
08/03/2017 - Florida scientists talk laurel wilt in California