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CISR: Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laural Wilt


CISR: Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laural Wilt

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

The Situation: In 2002, a non-native insect, the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), was first detected in the United States near Port Wentworth, Georgia. The beetle was likely introduced in untreated wooden packing material, such as crates and pallets, imported through the shipment of goods from its native range in southeast Asia (e.g., […]


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