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Adult beetles are reddish-brown in colour. They have been recorded in south-eastern Queensland and are considered an aggressive species that may attack stressed trees, freshly cut logs, seedlings and healthy trees. They mainly attack hardwood trees but can also attack conifers. Granulate ambrosia beetle is not a prohibited or restricted invasive animal under the Biosecurity Act
The granulate ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus Motschulsky , once referred to as the 'Asian' ambrosia beetle is a minute ambrosia beetle of Asian origin that was first detected in the continental United States near Charleston, South Carolina Anderson Xylosandrus crassiusculus can become abundant in urban, agricultural, and forested areas. It has been reported as a pest of nursery stock and young trees in the Old World tropics Browne , Schedl and of peach trees in South Carolina Kovach and Gorsuch
Contact Us. The granulate ambrosia beetle GAB, Xylosandrus crassiusculus is native to southern Asia, but since the mids it has become established in the U. GAB attacks the stems of many hardwood species, and is on Oregon's " Most Dangerous Invaders " list; woody ornamentals, fruit and nut orchards, and nursery stock have sustained serious damage caused by GAB in the southeastern U.