Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (xyleborus glabratus eichoff) (coleoptera: curculionidae)
The redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus Eichoff, and its associated fungus Raffaelea lauricola T.C. Harrl, Fraedrich & Aghgayeva are exotic species, recently invasive to the United States. Together, they cause a vascular wilt disease that is highly destructive to some species in the Lauraceae (Fraedrich et al., 2008). Xyleborus glabratus is a member of the subtribe Xyleborina, within the subfamily Scolytinae. No synonyms are reported (Rabaglia et al., 2006).