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Identifying Borer Damage—Bloom Season

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  • Branch and twig borer
  • Pacific flatheaded borer
  • Peachtree borer
  • Shothole borer

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Branch and twig borer damage
Branch and twig borer
Identification tip: Adults bore into small twigs and branches causing affected shoots to die.

Pacific flatheaded borer damage
Pacific flatheaded borer
Identification tip: Larvae feed under the bark of limbs or the tree trunk, causing the bark above their mines to appear rough and broken.

Peachtree borer damage
Peachtree borer
Identification tip: Look for gumming near the base of the tree trunk.

Shothole borer
Shothole borer
Identification tip: The presence of small holes on a branch is characteristic of a shothole borer attack.

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