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1 July 2011 Agrilus subrobustus Saunders (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): New Southeastern U.S. Records of an Asian Immigrant on Mimosa, Albizia julibrissin (Fabaceae)
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The Asian buprestid Agrilus subrobustus Saunders was first recorded from North America on the basis of three adults taken in sticky traps at a site in northwestern Georgia in 2006; nine adults since have been trapped at a site in eastern Tennessee. We collected adults of A. subrobustus by beating branches of mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) trees in the Southeast in 2007 (2 specimens) and 2010 (119 specimens). The collections represent the first records from Alabama (11 counties) and South Carolina (3 counties) and add to new records for Georgia (11 counties) and Tennessee (1 county). We map the known U.S. distribution of A. subrobustus and provide a description, diagnosis, photographs of the male genitalia, and color photographs of the adult to facilitate recognition of this adventive buprestid in the North American fauna.

E. Richard Hoebeke and A. G. Wheeler "Agrilus subrobustus Saunders (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): New Southeastern U.S. Records of an Asian Immigrant on Mimosa, Albizia julibrissin (Fabaceae)," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 113(3), (1 July 2011). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.113.3.315
Published: 1 July 2011
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