Oak Ambrosia beetle - Platypus quercivorus
Effective: June 16, 2011
Taxonomic Position: Coleoptera : Curculionidae
Pest Type: Insects
This pest is a member of the following surveys: Exotic Wood Borer / Bark Beetle, Oak
These Approved Methods are appropriate for: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Pest Information
Hosts Identified in the CAPS Host Matrix:
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Pest Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:

Approved Method(s)
Method Detail NAPIS Survey Method
Trap 107 - Multi-funnel Trap, 12 Funnel, Wet 3001 - General Trapping Procedure
Trap 105 - Multi-funnel Trap, 8 Funnel, Wet 3001 - General Trapping Procedure
Trap Spacing and Placement:
Method Notes:

Approved Lure(s)
NAPIS Code Product Dispenser Effectiveness Compound(s)
42 Platypus quercivorus Lure rubber septum 28 days quercivorol
Lure Attachment:

Survey Recommendations
The following are recommendations for executing the survey using the approved methods for pest surveillance. The recommendations are developed through literature review and consultation with subject matter experts.
Key Diagnostic or Identification

Approved Method(s)
Mistaken Identities:

If you are unable to find a reference, contact STCAPS@usda.gov. See the CAPS Pest Datasheet for all references.