A little white larva with a flat, shovel-shaped head burrows deeper into a pecan tree branch.

Watch Out for the Flatheaded Tree Borer

Last month, an emerging pest made its way into the Lower El Paso Valley. This pest is the flatheaded tree borer. I first became aware of the borer in one location, but it appeared in more places in the following weeks. The flatheaded tree borer is a xylem-feeding insect and has been identified in multiple...

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