Tag Archive: Borers

Black Twig Borers in Local Trees

  Common symptoms of the black twig borer. Image Credit Matthew Orwat UF IFAS Extension Q. Small branches are dying in some of my trees. What’s causing this?  A. More than likely the culprit is the Black Twig Borer. This very small beetle, about 1/16 inch long, has been active this year.  Common trees attacked …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/17/black-twig-borers-in-local-trees/

Camphor Shot Borers Show Up In North Florida

  The Camphor Shot Borer: This exotic pest is making it presence known in north Florida in a unique way. When a Jefferson County Master Gardener displayed a plastic 2.5 gallon gasoline container peppered with round holes, it initially was a mystery. But the black spots turned out to be invasive beetles, Camphor Shot Borer beetles …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/03/30/camphor-shot-borers-show-up-in-north-florida/