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Searching for natural enemies of the goldspotted oak borer in Arizona


Goldspotted Oak Borer

Searching for natural enemies of the goldspotted oak borer in Arizona

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

  Written by: Vanessa Lopez (Ph.D. Candidate, UC Riverside) Mark Hoddle, Ph.D. (Biological Control Specialist and Principal Investigator) Photos by: Mike Lewis and Vanessa Lopez     Background The goldspotted oak borer (GSOB), (Agrilus auroguttatus) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), is a recent pest of native oak trees in southern California.  This fairly small beetle (about 10 mm […]


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