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Engraving larva Size: 1/8 - 1/4" long


Targeting Chinese Banyan. Insect will bore into trunk or limbs (have not seen mature insect). Larvae will engrave along phloem layer, turning it into a papery mush. Affected limb or side of trunk will die off from that point on, eventually killing whole tree within months. Larva is 1/8" - 1/4" long. Larvae seems to be active from December- February.


Aside from the Gaul Wasp infestation to our Chinese Banyan's; this is something new to Oahu that I have noticed.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Mar 7, 2014
Submitted on Mar 11, 2014

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