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Subject: stripper bug
Location: ha ha tonka state park, missouri
July 16, 2013 4:15 pm
Never seen
Signature: chris

Round Headed Apple Borer

Round Headed Apple Borer

Dear Chris,
This is a Round Headed Apple Borer,
Saperda candida.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on the wood of apples (Malus) and related trees in the rose family, such as pear (Pyrus), hawthorn (Crataegus), mountain ash (Sorbus) and Saskatoon (Amelanchier). Also: Aronia, Cotoneaster, Cydonia, Prunus. Adults feed on leaves” and “These insects seek out trees which are already weakened due to some other stress. A heavy infestation can kill a tree.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: ha ha tonka state park, missouri

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