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Xylosandrus compactus
(a type of beetle)

 
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Species description or overview

Black Twig Borer, Xylosandrus compactus (Eichhoff) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)
Images and overview of black twig borer are provided by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Xylosandrus compactus overview
Black twig borer hosts, biology, and references are provided by University of Hawaii Crop Knowledge Master.

Xylosandrus compactus overview from Global Invasive Species Database
Ecology, distribution, impacts, and management of the black twig borer are described by the Global Invasive Species Database.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

Xylosandrus compactus information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Xylosandrus compactus, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.


Impacts

The black twig borer: A study of the damage done to unprotected Hawaiian coffee View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Impacts of BTB on coffee and management of infestations with frequent fertilization and irrigation are reviewed (New College of Florida, 2003).

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.

Xylosandrus compactus impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Xylosandrus compactus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Control methods

Semiochemicals provide a deterrent to the black twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Verbenone apparently deterred BTB in a koa plantation (Proceedings Interagency Research Forum on Gypsy Moth and other Invasive Species).

Xylosandrus compactus management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Xylosandrus compactus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Ecology and management of black twig borer (BTB) on coffee in Hawaii
Ethanol was an effective lure for trapping the black twig borer, according to the progress report of research sponsored by the USDA (2007).


Images

Beetle images
Images of beetles in Hawaii are provided by University of Hawaii Knowledge Master.


Distribution

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.

Xylosandrus compactus worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Xylosandrus compactus is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Full-text articles

The biology of the black twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus (Eichhoff), in Hawaii
Life history, host range, and associated fungus of the black twig borer in Hawaii are presented (Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc, 1979).

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP). Sherley, Greg (ed.) . 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. ISBN: 982-04-0214-X.


Abstracts

Seasonal fluctuation and infestation levels of Xylosandrus compactus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on coffee in Hawaii
Researchers found BTB population levels were directly related to plant stress, including coffee harvesting and dry season (abstract, Entomological Society of America 2008 Annual Meeting).


Experts

Xylosandrus compactus contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Xylosandrus compactus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Xylosandrus compactus references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Xylosandrus compactus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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