"Thanks for the additional info Dan. I'm glad to hear that the damage was not widespread and that we do not have a new emerging pest! Thanks for being observant and sharing the photo. Keep 'em coming."
"I'd be hard put to say this is anything but an Owlet, or a moth in the family Noctuidae. Exactly which one is difficult to say because they are quite variable in their coloration, even within a species. BUT it is always important when…"
"Thanks for the great reply Pete.
I agree with Pete that I have never heard or read anything that would indicate lichens are in any way harmful to trees or an indicator of poor health. Nothing, period. Indeed, there are some lichens that have…"
"I'll take the cue from you: a "good" book. My favorite is "Diseases of Trees and Shrubs" by Wayne Sinclair and Howard Lyon. The second edition was published in 2005 by Cornell University Press. This is a comprehensive…"
"I agree with Rebecca. this is a round-headed borer, the family Cerambycidae. The larva looks like a horseshoe nail as opposed to those of EAB (family Buprestidae)in the photo that Rebecca posted. Notice that the head of the EAB is about the same…"
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