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Goldspotted oak borer, Agrilus auroguttatus

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Coleman, T.W.; Jones, M.I.; Smith, S.L.; Venette, R.C.; Flint, M.L.; Seybold, S.J.

Year Published

2015

Publication

Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet

Abstract

The goldspotted oak borer (GSOB), Agrilus auroguttatus Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) (Figure 1), is a flatheaded phloem- and wood borer that infests and kills several species of oak (Fagaceae: Quercus) in California. One or more populations of GSOB were likely introduced via infested firewood into San Diego County, California from the native range in southeastern Arizona. Since its introduction to California, GSOB has expanded its range and has killed red oaks (Quercus Section Lobatae) nearly continuously across public and private lands.

Citation

Coleman, T.W.; Jones, M.I.; Smith, S.L.; Venette, R.C.; Flint, M.L.; Seybold, S.J. 2015. Goldspotted oak borer, Agrilus auroguttatus. USDA Forest Service, Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet No. 183, 16 p.

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