Human-mediated movement is a major way in which forest pests get from one place to another. Many pests that live in or on wood can be unknowingly moved in firewood. A new review in the Journal of Economic Entomology looks at what we know about forest pest movement in firewood, and what we can do about it.
Advances in microscopic imaging techniques are revealing, in unprecedented detail, the structure of mycangia—the internal organs that ambrosia beetles use to store and transport the symbiotic fungi they farm.
What can we learn about ambrosia beetles in their native host ranges?
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 […]