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Eucalyptus snout beetle detected in California


Richard S. Cowles
James A. Downer

Authors Affiliations

R.S. Cowles is Assistant Entomologist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Windsor, Connecticut; J.A. Downer is Horticulturist, UC Cooperative Extension, Ventura County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 49(1):38-38. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n01p38. January 1995.

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The eucalyptus snout beetle is a defoliator with tremendous potential to damage urban and commercial forest plantings of eucalyptus. It has just recently been detected in California, but experience gained from other parts of the world gives us advance knowledge of its life history and host preferences. As with other recently introduced eucalyptus pests, use of host resistance and biological control appear to be the most appropriate management options.

Cowles R, Downer J. 1995. Eucalyptus snout beetle detected in California. Hilgardia 49(1):38-38. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n01p38
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