Flat-headed Rootborer (Capnodis tenebrionis)

In Mediterranean countries the beetle Flat-headed Rootborer (Capnodis
tenebrionis) has become an important pest in stone-fruit plantations (cherry, apricot, peach, nectarine, plum, almond).

Adults emerge in April. From June to August females lay hundreds of eggs
below the tree canopy. Their larvae tunnel the roots and tree trunks between wood and bark.

Biocontrol of the Flat-headed Rootborer (Capnodis tenebrionis) is possible with the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae.

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adult flat headed rootborer

Flat-headed Rootborer (Capnodis tenebrionis) on Cherry