Exotic Threats: Oak Splendor Beetle & Siberian Silk Moth
This article highlights two pests on USDA’s watch list-Oak Splendor Beetle (Agrilus biguttatus), a borer that could prove difficult to find?and Siberian Silk Moth (Dendrolimus sibiricus), a defoliator-that could be easy to find should either ever be introduced. Descriptions, life cycles and hosts of the Oak Splendor Beetle and Siberian Silk Moth are covered.
Cornell University Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Agrilus biguttatus; D-shaped exit hole; metallic green; Dendrolimus sibiricus; conifer
Previously Published As
Excerpted from Branching Out IPM Newsletter (2015), Vol. 22 No. 3