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Xyleborus glabratus
(redbay ambrosia beetle)

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Xyleborus glabratus (redbay ambrosia beetle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 24 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Vector of Plant Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Xyleborus glabratus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • redbay ambrosia beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Xyleborus glabratus (redbay ambrosia beetle); adult female. ca.2 mm in length. A vector of Raffaelea lauricola (laurel wilt)
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CaptionXyleborus glabratus (redbay ambrosia beetle); adult female. ca.2 mm in length. A vector of Raffaelea lauricola (laurel wilt)
Copyright©U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/original image by Stephen Ausmus/via flickr - CC BY 2.0
Xyleborus glabratus (redbay ambrosia beetle); adult female. ca.2 mm in length. A vector of Raffaelea lauricola (laurel wilt)
AdultXyleborus glabratus (redbay ambrosia beetle); adult female. ca.2 mm in length. A vector of Raffaelea lauricola (laurel wilt)©U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/original image by Stephen Ausmus/via flickr - CC BY 2.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Xyleborus glabratus Eichhoff

Preferred Common Name

  • redbay ambrosia beetle

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Scolytidae
  •                             Genus: Xyleborus
  •                                 Species: Xyleborus glabratus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

BangladeshPresentInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011); CABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
ChinaPresentCABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-FujianPresentCABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-GuangdongPresentEPPO (2020)
-GuangxiPresentEPPO (2020)
-HunanPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020); CABI and EPPO (2014)
-JiangxiPresentEPPO (2020)
-SichuanPresentCABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
Hong KongPresentEPPO (2020)
IndiaPresentNativeInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011); CABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-AssamPresentCABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-West BengalPresentCABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
JapanPresentNativeInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011); CABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-KyushuPresentCABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
MyanmarPresentInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011); CABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
TaiwanPresentNativeInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011); CABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
ThailandPresentEPPO (2020)
VietnamPresentEPPO (2020)

North America

United StatesPresentIntroducedInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011); CABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-AlabamaPresentIntroducedFormby et al. (2012); CABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-ArkansasPresentEPPO (2020)
-FloridaPresentCABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-GeorgiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-KentuckyPresentEPPO (2020)
-LouisianaPresentEPPO (2020)
-MississippiPresentIntroducedFormby et al. (2012); CABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-North CarolinaPresentCABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-South CarolinaPresentCABI and EPPO (2014); EPPO (2020)
-TennesseePresentEPPO (2020)
-TexasPresentEPPO (2020)

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Plant nameFamilyContext
Persea americana (avocado)LauraceaeMain
Persea borbonica (red bay)LauraceaeMain

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