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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The redbay ambrosia beetle transmits the fungus Raffaelea lauricola T.
In the proposed project, I aim (i) to characterize the fungal garden community with and without the presence of farming beetles, (ii) to investigate ambrosia beetle defenses against pathogenic fungi as well as synergistic effects towards the cultivars, and (iii) to determine if fungus gardens are fertilized by certain bacteria.
2002) dealt with the introduction of fungi into the wood of Cercis canadensis by the Asian ambrosia beetle and the resulting fungal growth.
We carry one figure from soft maple that we call ambrosia beetle--others may call it wormy soft maple--mostly because the worm holes are caused by the ambrosia beetle making small holes where ground water and sap from the tree pick up minerals and cause a discoloration, making long streaks of blue and green and orange.
Keywords: Granulate ambrosia beetle, common pine shoot beetle, emerald ash borer, insect activity, ornamental pests
Other markings include pinholes bored by the ambrosia beetle and corkscrew trails left by the squiggly worm.
Further knowledge of ambrosia beetle dispersal patterns may augment available cultural measures; for example, there may be a distance from the forest edge beyond which ambrosia beetles are unlikely to fly and attack trees.
In California, particularly Los Angeles County, the fight is against a different ambrosia beetle species--the polyphagous shot hole borer, Euwallacea sp.
A pathogen that has been introduced to the Unites States due to wood packaging is laurel wilt disease, vectored by the ambrosia beetle, which is native to Asia.
Among the species are emerald ash borer, European Sirex woodwasp, Asian ambrosia beetle, two species of longhorned beetles from China, banded elm bark beetle, and Cydella (Tortricidae) and Chlorophorus (Cerambycidae) from Indian pine cones.
The redbay ambrosia beetle (RAB), Xyleborus glabratus Eichhoff (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), is an invasive pest of Asian origin and vectors Raffaelea lauricola T.
The disease is vectored by the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus.