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Xyleborus glabratus and Euwallacea fornicatus

Xyleborus glabratus and Euwallacea fornicatus

The redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus) and the polyphagous shot hole borer (Euwallacea aff. fornicatus) are invasive beetles whose impact in the United States came as a surprise, but a closer look at their affect on forests in their native Asian regions suggests their damaging potential could have been predicted. (Photo credit: Jiri Hulcr, Ph.D.)

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