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Picture of a twig girdler beetle.

Twig Girdler Oncideres cingulata (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae)

It’s almost the time of year when we get a few phone calls about “little twigs chewed off of my trees and bushes”. This most commonly happens to crepe myrtles, but the problem may occur on a variety of woody plants. It’s actually caused by a small beetle with really long antennae.

  • Oncideres cingulata
  • The Twig Girdler
  • Family Cerambycidae (Longhorned Beetles)

View the fact sheet Twig Girdler Oncideres cingulata (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae)

Featured image by James Solomon, USDA Forest Service,