Borer Control in Your Garden

Coleoptera (Beetles) : Cerambycidae and Buprestidae

Lepidoptera (Moths) : Cossidae and Oecophoridae

There are many insects that can be described as borers. The insects that bore into the seasoned timbers of furniture and houses are different species to those that bore into trees. The most common borer insects found in gardens are the larvae of Longicorn Beetles. Larvae of Jewel Beetles are also quite common in gardens.

Wood boring moth larvae may also be of concern in gardens, including the larvae of Wood Moths and the Fruit-Tree borer Maroga melanostigma. All these borer insects have something in common - most of their life cycles are completed out of sight inside their target plants.

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