EPPO Global Database

Xylosandrus crassiusculus(XYLBCR)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2006: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1974
From CABI Pest map 731 (2009): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/054) : X. crassiusculus was first recorded in May 1974 in South Carolina on a dying graft of Liquidambar styraciflua. It is now well established in South-Eastern USA where it has become a pest of fruit tree orchards and ornamental tree nurseries.
* Anderson DM (1974) First record of Xyleborus semiopacus in the continental United States (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Economic Insect Report 24: 863-864.

* Atkinson TH, Foltz JL, Wilkinson RC (1988) Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Motschulsky), an Asian ambrosia beetle recently introduced into Florida (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Entomology Circular 310, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service (US), 4 pp.

* Ellis HC, Horton DL (1999) Asian Ambrosia beetles – Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Motschulsky). In: Roberts PM, Douce GK. Weevils and borers. A county agent’s guide to insects important to agriculture in Georgia. University of Georgia, Tifton (US).

* Horn S, Horn GN (2006) New host record for the Asian ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Entomological Science 41(1), 90-91.

* Wood SL, Bright DE (1992) A catalog of Scolytidae and Platypodidae (Coleoptera). Part 2: Taxonomic Index Volume A. Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs 13, 1-833.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Canada Present, restricted distribution view...
Canada Ontario Present, few occurrences view...
Canada British Columbia Present, no details view...
Canada Québec Present, no details view...