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EENY311: Black Twig Borer, Xylosandrus compactus (Eichhoff) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

Figure 4. Infested twig with brood of the black twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus (Eichhoff), ready to emerge. As many as 40 beetles may develop in a single chamber although 10 to 15 is the typical number.

Credit: Photograph by: Lyle J. Buss, University of Florida