EPPO Global Database

Xylosandrus crassiusculus(XYLBCR)

Distribution details in United States of America

Situation
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
Comments
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.
References
* 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, few occurrences view...
Canada Ontario Present, few occurrences view...