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Recent entomological research from ESA journals, members, and beyond

Megaplatypus mutatus adults

The Ambrosia Beetle Megaplatypus mutatus: Tiny but Destructive

Most ambrosia beetles are secondary pests on woody plants in both managed and natural landscapes. However, some of the most impactful invasive species in the world are ambrosia beetles. Megaplatypus mutatus, native to South America, has invaded other regions, and a new article in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management  reviews its potential impact and management strategies.