Description: After laying an egg beneath the bark of a twig, the beetle chews a continuous notch around the twig which girdles it. The girdled twig soon drys out and breaks off; the larva develops inside the fallen twig on the ground. Damage to the host trees including elm, oak, hickory, dogwood, and others is generally insignificant.
Image location: United States
Name: John A. Weidhass
Organization: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Country: United States