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The oak ambrosia beetle, Platypus quercivorus, belongs to the wood boring ambrosia beetle family Platypodidae. Platypodidae is a very diverse family with over 1,000 species distributed primarily throughout the tropics. The oak splendour beetle will slowly damage hosts until they eventually die after several generations of invasion. The learning objectives are to understand the following regarding the pests:

• Hosts
• Distribution
• Damage
• Life Cycle
• Identification
• Monitoring
• Control
• Sample Submission