Round Headed Apple Tree Borer

Subject:  What’s that bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Miramichi, NB
Date: 09/03/2017
Time: 04:59 PM EDT
This little flew away after I tried several times to get it off my hand by trying to put it on a flower but it just didn’t want to let go!
How you want your letter signed:  Linda Burns

Round Headed Apple Tree Borer

Dear Linda,
This Round Headed Apple Tree Borer makes such a magnificent Buggy Accessory, we can’t imagine why you would ever want it to leave your hand.  We haven’t tagged a Buggy Accessory in a few years.  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.”

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