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Xyleborus sp Kaluaa 4667

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Xyleborus sp. boring in Pipturus albidus (mamaki). Central Kaluaa Gulch. These beetles (probably introduced) were associated with serious dieback of mamaki in this gulch, though whether they were the cause or were attacking dying trees wasn't clear.

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