EPPO Global Database

Agrilus auroguttatus(AGRLGT)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2013/058) : introduced into California in the early 2000s (probably from Arizona) and causing significant tree mortality on Californian oak species.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/099) : it probably originates from the Dragoon Mountains area in Arizona.
* Coleman TW, Seybold SJ (2008) Previously unrecorded damage to oak, Quercus spp. in Southern California by the goldspotted oak borer, Agrilus coxalis Waterhouse (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 84(4), 288-300.

* Coleman TW, Smith SL, Jones MI, Graves AD, Strom BL (2016) Effect of contact insecticides against the invasive goldspotted oak borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in California. Journal of Economic Entomology 109(6), 2436-2445.

* Coleman TW, Seybold SJ (2011) Collection history and comparison of the interactions of the goldspotted oak borer, Agrilus auroguttatus Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), with host oaks in Southern California and Southeastern Arizona, USA. Coleopterists Bulletin 65(2), 93-108.

California Government. Newsroom. Invasive pest found in Riverside county - Fire and forest officials ask public's help to stop spread. http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_newsreleases_GSOB_Riverside.php
University of California, Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research. The goldspotted oak borer by V Lopez and M Hoddle (dated February 2013). http://cisr.ucr.edu/goldspotted_oak_borer.html
University of California, Davis.
- Pest Notes. Publication 74163. Goldspotted oak borer by ML Flint, MI Jones, SJ Seybold (dated January 2013), 7 pp. http://ucanr.edu/sites/gsobinfo/files/159957.pdf
- A field guide to insects and disease of California oaks. http://ucanr.org/sites/gsobinfo/files/133806.pdf

* Lopez VM, McClanahan MN, Graham L, Hoddle MS (2014a) Assessing the flight capabilities of the goldspotted oak borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) with computerized flight mills. Journal of Economic Entomology 107(3), 1127-1135.

* Lopez VM, Rugman-Jones PF, Coleman TW, Hoddle MS, Stouthamer R (2014b) Population genetics of goldspotted oak borer, Agrilus auroguttatus Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): investigating the origin of an invasive pest of native oaks in California. Biological Invasions 16(11), 2393-2402.
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