Redhumped caterpillar Identification tip: The redhumped caterpillar has
a striking appearance. The main body color is yellow and
is marked by longitudinal reddish and white stripes; the
head is bright red, and the fourth abdominal segment is red
Tree borers become secondary
pests when they invade trees damaged by one of the pests
Pacific flatheaded borer Identification tip: The Pacific flatheaded
borer leaves an oval hole in the bark surface upon emerging.
Peachtree borer Identification tip: Look for frass at the base of
the tree (frass above pupa in photo above).
Shothole borer Identification tip: Look for emergence holes in
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