Oak Splendor Beetle scripted presentation
A scripted presentation that aims to introduce one to the oak splendor beetle, a pest not known to be in the United States that poses a serious risk to US urban and forest ecosystems should it be introduced. USDA has been and continues to survey for this pest but we ask that members of the Sentinel Plant Network keep their eyes out for it as well. Monitoring for the oak splendor beetle is difficult because damage symptoms develop slowly and look like those caused by other native borers, drought or stress.
**This pest is not known to be in North America so these training and diagnostic materials are intended for public garden and other green industry professionals working on the front lines.