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identifying RHAB adult beetles

Posted by David Maxwell 
identifying RHAB adult beetles
July 04, 2013 12:42AM
Like Michael, I have long struggled against this wretched beast (Saperda candida). I know only too well what the grub looks like. However, when I came across a couple of very pretty black-and-white bugs sitting in my trees I did not recognise them for what they were. A visiting entymologist identified them for me after I had taken a photograph.

This photo was so absolutely gorgeous that I had to show it off. But, in addition, it may serve to alert wiser folk than I. (I did not grind my bug to a dirty stain when I had the chance, and now it is off in the orchard wreaking untold havoc.)

Broomholm Orchard
Zone 5b in Nova Scotia

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/21/2014 06:01PM by Michael Phillips.
Re: Round Headed Apple Tree Borer
July 04, 2013 02:19AM
Very nice picture David!
I think I have seen some of those hanging around, but never thought these were the mothers of the beasts in question! Next time I see one, I know what I'll do with it...

Jolicoeur Orchard
Zone 4 in Quebec
Author, The New Cider Maker's Handbook
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