Xyleborus ferrugineus

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Author(s): J.R. Baker & S.B. Bambara, North Carolina State University
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Xyleborus ferrugineus (Fabricius, 1801) - (black twig borer)

The ambrosia beetle attacks the trunks of various trees, e.g. cacao, rubber, mango and coconut.

Vernacular names
• English: black twig borer
• Español: pasador de las ramas del cacao
• Português: besouro-ambrósia