Sinuate peartree borer is a 10-mm-long beetle with a copper-colored head that lays eggs in the bark of a tree.
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Sinuate peartree borer (Agrilus sinuatus) belongs to a species of beetle in the family Buprestidae. The beetles are found in Europe, North Asia (except China) and North America. The 10-mm-long beetle with a copper-colored head lays eggs in the bark of a tree. The larvae bore long tunnels crisscrossing the trunk, causing damage to the tree.
The parasitic wasp is the natural enemy of pear ringworm.
Remove infested trees.
Plant resistant varieties. Provide an environment where parasitic wasps feel at home.
In professional fruit growing, the beetle is controlled with insecticide. In the vegetable garden, this does not apply.