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

Figure 7. Wilted branch infested by the black twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus (Eichhoff). On some hosts, like dogwood shown here, the leaves begin to curl and wilt about one week after infestation and turn brown in two weeks.

Credit: Photograph by: FDACS - Division of Forestry