ambrosia beetle


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ambrosia beetle

n
(Animals) any of various small beetles of the genera Anisandrus, Xyleborus, etc, that bore tunnels into solid wood, feeding on fungi growing in the tunnels: family Scolytidae (bark beetles)
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Trees were examined for the presence of ambrosia beetle at end of Jun 2016 and 2017.
The disease is a consequence of the invasive redbay ambrosia beetle, originally from Asia and introduced in the USA in wooden packing material.
nov., a symbiotic fungus of Euwallacea sp., an invasive ambrosia beetle in Israel and California.
Recently, Graphium was isolated from ambrosia beetle Megaplatypus mutatus in our country, a drill of wood that attacks numerous species of native and exotic trees, a plague of poplars in Argentina.
Biology of an introduced ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus compactus, in Florida.
The disease is spread by the redbay ambrosia beetle (RAB), which bores into the tree and deposits a fungus (Raffaelea lauricola), triggering a defensive response that blocks the flow of water to the upper tree and limbs.
In previous bioassays with other bark and ambrosia beetle species (Pajares and Lanier 1989, Fettig et al.
Changes in behaviour of two species of North America bark beetles, an Asian ambrosia beetle and three species of European foliage feeding insects, which may, at least in part, be attributed to climate change, are described in the literature.
Quercivorol, the male aggregation pheromone of an ambrosia beetle. Massive mortality of oak trees has occurred in Japan since the late 1980s.
2002) dealt with the introduction of fungi into the wood of Cercis canadensis by the Asian ambrosia beetle and the resulting fungal growth.