The Ambrosia Beetle

The Invasive Species by Blaize kennedy and dylan rowe

The Ambrosia Beetle

It was originally from Asia and was first detected on peach trees in south Carolina, Charleston. It was introduced in south Carolina by Asian fruit cargo ships. It now thrives in south Carolinian coastal plains and the Piedmont. It bores into stems and kill kill many different species of trees and plants including peach, pecan, and persimmon trees.

Managment Plan

While detection systems already in use some environmentalist are considering using poisons to kill of the beetles. Cutting down of trees that have confirmed beetle infestation is also in progress.
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