Fungi May be Used to Control Fungus-farming Beetles

The redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus) — native to India, Japan, Myanmar, and Taiwan — was first detected in 2002 in southeast Georgia. It was presumably introduced in wood crates and pallets, and its rapid spread has killed 6,000 avocado trees in Florida, where it was discovered in 2010. The beetles are fungus farmers that […]