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Integrated Pest Management · Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California

Tree-boring caterpillars

Clearwing moths

Clearwing moths.

Plum borer

American plum borer adult.

Peachtree borer

Peachtree borer.

These caterpillars develop within wood, buds, crowns, or shoots of plants. They may cause a variety of damage symptoms including holes in trunks, weakened branches or crowns, and distorted shoot growth.

Clearwing moths (general)

related or similar pests

More tree-boring pests can be found in Beetles.