December 15, 2009
Found this bug inamongst Balau decking planks that we sell. Could it be some species of borer, and could it be threatening to a timber store
Eastern Cape, South Africa
This is a Eucalyptus Borer in the genus Phoracantha. It is native to Australia, but it has become established in Southern California where many eucalyptus trees have been planted. We are guessing that it was also introduced to South Africa where eucalyptus is doubtless grown as well.