Tea Shot-Hole Borer Euwallacea fornicatus (Eichhoff, 1868) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)
Adult Euwallacea fornicatus (Eichhoff). A-B female, C-D male.



How to Cite

Li, You, Andrea Lucky, and Jiri Hulcr. 2015. “Tea Shot-Hole Borer Euwallacea Fornicatus (Eichhoff, 1868) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae): EENY 624/IN1090, 6/2015”. EDIS 2015 (5). Gainesville, FL:4. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in1090-2015.


The tea shot-hole borer is an Asian ambrosia beetle introduced to Florida in the early 2000s. In Florida it does not have any known economic impact, but it is a serious pest of tea around the world and is one of the few ambrosia beetles that can infest healthy plants. The tea shot hole borer has a symbiotic relationships with the ambrosia fungus Fusarium ambrosium (Gadd & Loos), which is also a weak plant pathogen. This 4-page fact sheet includes a diagnosis section with guidance for avoiding misidentification. Written by You Li, Andrea Lucky, and Jiri Hulcr, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, June 2015.



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