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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/23/2015, 5:19 pm

A couple of days ago, I saw a weird bug on the outside of my kitchen window and shot three photos of it.

Well, it's been identified as the pest named above.

My question:  Does it damage deciduous as well as evergreen trees?  Or pine raised beds?

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Post  sanderson on 7/24/2015, 3:04 am

Have you Googled or Binged?

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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/24/2015, 3:59 am

Check state university bug guides. They'll tell you everything you need to know, including control measures and their timing.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/24/2015, 11:25 am

Marc and Sanderson,

Thanks!

I did Google this question, but found no mention that these bugs harm other plants. However, I did want to be sure.

Central Oregon Gardeners did answer, finally, that my garden will be safe.

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Post  camprn on 7/24/2015, 1:09 pm

Check the tabs at the top of the page for more info.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/7432

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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/24/2015, 2:31 pm

Thanks, Camp!

It seems that the only likely targets on my property are two pine raised beds, and possibly my deck, which has been deteriorating quite rapidly.

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Post  sanderson on 7/24/2015, 6:28 pm

The only mention of harm to cut wood that I read was about freshly felled pines for lumber. I would think termites and wood beds on the ground would be a bigger concern than the beetle, but I am just guessing.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/24/2015, 6:57 pm

So far, I haven't heard of termite problems in my particular area--probably due to the (usually) dry climate and (generally) cold winters.

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