Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer

Euwallacea kuroshio
Last updated by: Faith Campbell

Polyphagous shot hole borer Euwallacea fornicatus s.s. and Kuroshio shot hole borer Euwallacea kuroshio are vectors of “Fusarium dieback” disease caused by Fusarium euwallacea and Fusarium kuroshium.
For full information on these beetles and the fungi they vector, please refer to the polyphagous shot hole borer entry.

NOTE: the Polyphagous and Kuroshio shot hole borers and their associated fungi that are attacking avocados and other trees in California are completely unrelated organisms to Laurel wilt, despite both being beetle-fungi complexes that effect avocado. Click here to read about Laurel wilt, an ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus and associated fungus Harringtonia lauricola.