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locust borer by Jimmy R. Galford

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

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  • Locust-borer.

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Edition Notes

StatementJimmy R. Galford.
SeriesForest insect & disease leaflet -- 71.
ContributionsUnited States. Forest Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination6 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15307541M

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The adult locust borer resembles a wasp or hornet being black with bright yellow markings. There is a yellow “W” across the wing covers (Elytra). Adults are ca/ 1 inch (50 mm) in length. Their legs are reddish. The larvae are white legless with a large prothorax typical of Cerambycidae beetle larvae. Locust borer larvae are white and legless, reaching a maximum length of about 1 inch. Locust borer larvae weaken trees, rendering them susceptible to wind breakage and retarding growth. Severe infestations of locust borer result in many dead and broken limbs, . Adult locust borer and damage caused by the tunneling of the locust borer grub. M. R. Bush, WA State University. Megacyllene robiniae. Description, biology and damage This is a serious pest of black locust. An attractive yellow and black long-horned beetle which can be seen on goldenrod and rabbit brush in the fall. In fall, the adults lay eggs. How to identify locust borers. Locust borer eggs are small white ovals, laid singly or in groups of Newly hatched larvae are creamy white and about 3/4" long. Mature Larvae are white, distinctly segmented and hairless with a reddish-brown head. They are about 1" long and 1/4" in diameter. The adult locust borer is a slender long-horned.

The locust borer is a native insect that attacks black locust throughout its range in Canada and the United States. Trees growing in the open (e.g. along roadsides) or planted in badly eroded soils or in nutrient-deficient soils (e.g. in land reclamation and landfill sites) provide an ideal environment for the locust borer and pave the way for.   Hi Glen, This Locust Borer is a very effective Yellow Jacket Mimic. Adult Locust Borers are often found on goldenrod in the autumn. Larvae bore into black locust trees. According to BugGuide: “Considered a serious pest of Black Locust trees; previously weakened or damaged trees are often killed by an infestation of the larvae. Black locust trees, the source of black locust wood, generally succumb to locust borer beetles. A tree in this condition should have been cut down long ago. PHOTO: ROY FLANNAGAN. Megacyllene robiniae, commonly known as the locust borer, is a species of longhorn beetle endemic to eastern North America. It is a serious pest of Robinia pseudoacacia, the black locust tree, with which it Family: Cerambycidae.

Locust borer larvae weaken trees, rendering them susceptible to wind breakage and retarding growth. Severe infestations of locust borer result in many dead and broken limbs, along with swollen areas on the tree trunks. In some cases, wet spots appear on the bark in early spring, about the time of bud swell–the result of young larvae tunneling. Locust Borer, Megacyllene robiniae (Forst.) Coleoptera: Cerambycidae Theresa A. Dellinger and Eric Day, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech Description The locust borer is a native insect that attacks black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) and its ornamental cultivars. Adult locust borers are conspicuous black and yellow beetles with long black. The locust borer beetle is native to North attacks only black locust trees of the genus Robinia, which originally grew only in the Allegheny and Ozark mountain to its ability to thrive in poor soils, the black locust has been widely used as a shade tree and in reclaiming land damaged by farming and strip mining.   I thought the fight was over with defending my Twisty Baby Locust tree when I no longer found anymore Sap Beetles crawling around the trunk chewing holes. Then these gals came, Locust Borers.