Cnestus mutilatus

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Cnestus mutilatus female (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Doug Stone, Mississippi State University
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Cnestus mutilatus (Blandford, 1894) - (camphor shoot borer)

The beetle is native in Asia and has been recorded from North America since 1999. It attacks the trunks of chestnut and other trees. Although it is considered an important pest of several trees in its native range, it has not reached the status of a serious pest in North America.

Synonyms
Xylosandrus mutilatus