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)
Featured image by James Solomon, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org