Now’s the Time to Look for the Raspberry Cane Borer by Annie Deutch (August 9, 2019)

Raspberry cane borer adult. Photo by John Yuschock, bugwood.org

Phenology is the study of the cyclical or seasonal nature of animals and plants. This seasonality allows us to predict quite well when an insect will be doing what, and thus, when we might find damage. Some damage that’s apparent right now is from the raspberry cane borer (Oberea perspicillata), a beetle in the family Cerambycidae – the long-horned beetles. Adults are typically about one-half inch long, with long, black antennae; black wings … Click for full article.

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