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Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute,

Oak splendour beetle

Agrilus biguttatus

Oak splendour beetle (Agrilus biguttatus) is an insect pest of oak trees. It is a native of Europe, Africa and Asia.

While oak is the main host for this pest, chestnut and beech may also be colonized. Introduction risk is highest from wood products and packing material. Egg laying occurs preferentially on sun-soaked South sides of older and larger diameter oaks. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.
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