Oak splendour beetle - Agrilus biguttatus
Effective: November 5, 2014
Coleoptera : Buprestidae
Pest Code (NAPIS):
This pest is a member of the following lists:
These Approved Methods are appropriate for:
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Major Hosts identified in the Host Matrix:
This list includes important economic or environmental hosts but does not represent all major hosts of the pest. Check CAPS pest datasheet for complete list of hosts.
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Not known to transmit any human or animal pathogens.
Plant Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:
Not known to vector any pathogens or other associated organisms but damage may lead to invasion by secondary pests. Armillaria spp. may occur after trees are infested (Moraal and Hilszczanski, 2000a; 2000b).
|| Product Name / Instructions
|| NAPIS Survey Method
|| See Silagyi et al., (2010; rev. 2011).
3031 - General Visual Observation
19 - Prism Trap, Purple
|3001 - General Trapping Procedure
| Cerceris Sample
|| Cerceris wasps.
3015 - Cerceris Sample
Traps with different lure combinations are normally placed 30 meters (98 feet) apart.
11/06/14: The revised 2014 Cerceris Wasp Survey Protocol is available in the References section below. In addition, a 2014 version of the Cerceris Letter has been posted as well. Please use these documents in future surveys.
04/17/14: For the 2014 survey season and beyond, for Cerceris surveys, you will now need to ensure that the appropriate host species (Ash for Agrilus planipennis and Oak for the other three Agrilus targets) is within a 200 meter (650 foot) radius of the sampling site.
02/27/13: When reporting data into NAPIS, use the NAPIS code 00581 - Trap;Prism;Purple (No Lure). By using this code for A. biguttatus, you are stating that you have conducted both a visual survey (as described above) and have used a purple prism trap.
07/02/12: The Cerceris Wasp Survey Protocol is now available and is listed in the References section below.
|| Product Name
| 1 (Code 0)
|| No Lure
Do not include lures for other target species in the trap when trapping for this target.
Morphological: Pupae and adults may be identified by a taxonomist. Agrilus biguttatus may be confused with indigenous and exotic buprestid species.
Present in the U.S.: Agrilus planipennis (Emerald ash borer), Agrilus cuprescens, Agrilus cyanescens, Agrilus derasofasciatus, Agrilus hypericici, Agrilus obsoletoguttatus, Agrilus pilosovittatus, and Agrilus sinuatus.
(There are 171 Agrilus species documented in America north of Mexico.)