A Twig Borer Biological Control
Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Motschulsky) syn. Xyleborus crassiusculus
From: Frank, J. Howard and John L. Foltz, 1997, Classical Biological Control of Pest Insects of Trees in the Southern United States: A Review and Recommendations, USDA, FS, FHTET-96-20.
Adventive (Asia) ca. 1983: FL, NC, SC, TX.
Resident natural enemies: Apparently none reported.
Biological control attempts: None known.
Biological control possibilities: The best approach is to search for specific natural enemies in the native (Asian) range of this species. See also comments under Dendroctonus frontalis and Ips calligraphus.
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