Potential pest bark and ambrosia beetles from Cuba not present in the continental United States

  • Demian F. Gomez School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida/IFAS, PO Box 110410, Gainesville, Florida, USA;
  • Andrew J. Johnson School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida/IFAS, PO Box 110410, Gainesville, Florida, USA;
  • Jiri Hulcr School of Forest Resources and Conservation and Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida/IFAS, P.O. Box 110620, Gainesville, Florida 32611-0620, USA

Abstract

Early detection of potential threats relies on solid knowledge of exotic species and potential pathways of introduction. Here we provide a review of potential pest bark and ambrosia beetles recorded from Cuba but not present in the USA. Highlighted are genera which contain species known to have caused significant economic damage. This information is highly relevant to entomologists and practitioners involved in forest and tree industries, as well as biosecurity.

Key Words: wood borer; invasive species; emerging threat

Resumen

La detección temprana de plagas emergentes se basa en la existencia de conocimiento sólido en especies exóticas y las potenciales vías de introducción. Proporcionamos aquí un compendio de escarabajos de corteza y ambrosía como potenciales plagas, que han sido registrados previamente en Cuba, pero no se encuentran presentes en Estados Unidos. Se enfatizan géneros que contienen especies que causan daño económico significativo. Esta información es altamente relevante para entomólogos y practicantes involucrados en bosques, industrias forestales y bioseguridad.

Palabras Clave: perforador de madera; especies invasoras; daños emergentes

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Published
2020-04-15
Section
Research Papers