It’s Fun Fact Friday!

The Banded Alder Borer Beetle –

Here are some more cool facts about the Banded Alder Borer Beetle: Like we mentioned before, it looks very similar to the Asian Longhorn Beetle (a pest that destroys hardwood), but you can tell the two apart by looking at the segment behind the head. The Banded Alder Borer Beetle has a large black spot on a white area, while on the Asian Longhorn Beetle, the area is entirely black. …

Since the Banded Alder Borer Beetle only lay their eggs in dead hardwood trees, the damage done to the wood is less noticed than the damage done by the Asian Longhorn. After the adult female Banded Alder Borer beetles lay their eggs in the dead hardwood trees, the larvae hatch within two weeks and then feed in the dead tree for 6 to 7 months. After, they eat their way out of the wood and emerge as adult beetles.
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