EPPO Global Database

Xylosandrus crassiusculus(XYLBCR)

Distribution details in South Africa

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2020
EPPO Reporting Service (2020/235) : found in 3 provinces (Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo and Northern Cape) in traps and in stressed trees of avocado (Persea americana) and macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia x M. tetraphylla).
* Nel WJ, De Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ, Duong TA (2020) The granulate ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae), and its fungal symbiont found in South Africa. Zootaxa, 4838(3), 427–435. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4838.3.7