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HS1136: Redbay Ambrosia Beetle-Laurel Wilt Pathogen: A Potential Major Problem for the Florida Avocado Industry

Figure 3. Map showing the spread of the redbay ambrosia beetle in the southeastern United States and in Florida in particular. Note that several Florida counties north of Indian River County were not infested in 2006, indicating that the beetle was moved to Indian River County in contaminated wood products (most likely firewood).

Credit: Laurie Reid, South Carolina Forestry Commission; Albert Mayfield, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and James Johnson, Georgia Forestry Commission -- http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth/laurelwilt/dist_map.shtml