A new ambrosia beetle was recently collected near Ft. Myers.
But insect experts don't expect it to become a concern like the redbay ambrosia beetle, which spreads the avocado disease laural wilt, according to the Florida Division of Plant Industry.
The Asian ambrosia beetle, scientifically known as Xyleborinus andrewesi,doesn't feed on woody parts of trees. Instead, it tunnels into the wood, carrying fugus with it.
The beetle was found on a sugar apple tree.
It lays its eggs on both green wood and dead and dying wood, as long as the bark isn't dehydrated.
It is not a native of the New world but has been reported in Hawaii and Jamaica.
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