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Goldspotted oak borer

Agrilus auroguttatus

Goldspotted oak borer (Agrilus auroguttatus) is an insect pest of oak trees. It is a native of Mexico and Guatemala and was first detected in Arizona in late 1800's.

Although previously observed in Arizona, this borer beetle was not seen as a destructive pest until 2008 when it was associated with dieback affecting many oak trees in California. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help 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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