Agrilus subrobustus, SAUNDERS

Swink, Whitney G., Nalepa, Christine A. & Basham, Joshua P., 2015, Agrilus subrobustusSaunders (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) First Detected in North Carolina as Prey of the WaspCerceris fumipennisSay (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae), The Coleopterists Bulletin 69 (2), pp. 274-274: 274

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1649/0010-065x-69.2.274

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scientific name

Agrilus subrobustus
status

 

AGRILUS SUBROBUSTUS SAUNDERS   ( COLEOPTERA   : BUPRESTIDAE   ) FIRST DETECTED IN NORTH CAROLINA AS PREY OF THE WASP CERCERIS FUMIPENNIS SAY   ( HYMENOPTERA   : CRABRONIDAE   )

WHITNEY G. SWINK, CHRISTINE A. NALEPA North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Beneficial Insects Laboratory, 1060 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1060, U.S.A.

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JOSHUA P. BASHAM Tennessee State University, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center, 472 Cadillac Lane McMinnville, TN 37110, U.S.A.

The buprestid Agrilus subrobustus Saunders   is native to East Asia and was first detected in the United States in Georgia in 2006 by J. P. Basham ( Westcott 2007). The beetle subsequently has been collected in Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee on sticky traps and by beating branches of mimosa ( Albizia julibrissin Durazzini   ; Fabaceae   ), its only known host ( Hansen et al. 2010, 2012; Hoebeke and Wheeler 2011). Harpootlian and Bellamy (2014) also reported that adults were found on Quercus sp.   ( Fagaceae   ) in Japan. On 1 July 2014, one specimen of A. subrobustus   was collected as prey of the native, ground-dwelling wasp Cerceris fumipennis Say   in Asheville, North Carolina, new state record, as part of a biosurveillance program for adventive Buprestidae   conducted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture (NCDA) ( Careless et al. 2009; Swink et al. 2013). This first record of A. subrobustus   in North Carolina extends the known range of this beetle to five states. The material examined is as follows (one specimen) — NORTH CAROLINA: Buncombe Co., Asheville, Vance Elementary School, 35°34 ′ 36.54 ″ N, 82°36 ′ 0.50 ″ W, Cerceris fumipennis   prey, 1-VII-2014, C. A. Nalepa. The specimen was identified by J. P. Basham and has been deposited in the collection of the NCDA Beneficial Insects Laboratory (Cary, NC). This finding highlights the utility of using C. fumipennis   in the detection and monitoring of buprestids of potential economic concern.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Agrilus