FRUIT TREE BORER FACTS
The Fruit Tree Borer is an agricultural pest of various species of fruit trees. The adult moth has white forewings with a black dot near the centre of each wing. The hind wings are grey. The abdomen is black above with yellow bands and a yellow tip. The tops of the legs are orange yellow. The caterpillar is pale brown with a dark brown head.
Fruit stem borer, Pecan stem girdler
wing span about 4cm
The Fruit Tree Borer caterpillar bores into the bark of trees, covering the holes with silk and frass. Plants attacked include various members of the Rosaceae family including apples, cherries, peaches and apricots. It also attacks a number of other species including pecans, citrus, grapes, wattles and lantana.
|Common Name:||Fruit Tree Borer|