volume 163, issue 3, P296-304 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12577
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Michele Eatough Jones, Timothy D. Paine

Abstract: Polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) (Euwallacea spec.; Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) has recently invaded southern California, USA. Along with its associated fungi, the beetle causes branch dieback and tree mortality in more than 200 host tree species, including avocado (Persea americana Mill., Lauraceae) and many important native, urban landscape, and nursery stock trees. As PSHB spreads into the avocado-growing regions of southern California, there is a pressing need for more information for effecti…

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