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Species Xyleborus glabratus - Redbay Ambrosia Beetle

Xyleborus glabratus Xyleborus glabratus Redbay ambrosia beetle - Xyleborus glabratus - female Redbay ambrosia beetle - Xyleborus glabratus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Scolytinae (Bark and Ambrosia Beetles)
Tribe Xyleborini
Genus Xyleborus
Species glabratus (Redbay Ambrosia Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Xyleborus glabratus Eichhoff 1877
Size
Females 2 mm. Males smaller
Identification
Males are flightless
Range
native to SE Asia, adventive in our area (NC-FL-TX, AR)(1)
Food
Unlike other ambrosia beetles it feeds on live, healthy trees. Hosts in the native range: Dipterocarpaceae, Fagaceae, Fabaceae, Lauraceae
Life Cycle
causes laurel wilt
Remarks
earliest record in our area: GA 2002(2)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Mann et al. 2014)(3)