Sinister Symbiosis: Like a Moth to a…Tavern!

A small brown moth was seen feeding at this site, so no surprise to see carpenter worms active in these oaks. The pic on page 36 is not the best but there’s no doubt these larvae are prodigious tunnelers! Biennial life cycle; they chew for 22 months and fly around (laying eggs while they feed) for just 2 months.

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Author: Guy Meilleur

Arborist

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