Sunday, February 9, 2014

Time for a girdle(r beetle)

Yes, yesterday's photo is of sap from a Velvet Mesquite that's been girdled by a Mesquite Girdler Beetle. In the photo below, you see a girdle (without sap) and three tiny scratches (downstream) where the female Mesquite Girdler Beetle laid her eggs.

Photo by Ned Harris

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