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Below is some information about pests that are found in the Rochester area.
Beetles are one of the largest orders of insects, with 350,000 – 400,000, making up about 40% of all insect species described.
A single female may lay from several dozen to several thousand eggs during her lifetime.
About 15 millimetres (0.6 in) long.
These insects damage plants by skeletonizing the foliage, consuming only the leaf material between the veins.
In America it is a serious pest of about 200 species of plants, including rose bushes, grapes, hops, canna, crape myrtles, and others.
Powder Post Beetle
Ther are several species and range about 4 - 19 millimetres (1/8 - 3/4 in) long.
These insects damage wood as their larvae create narrow tunnels in wood as they feed.
Larvae bore into the wood, emerging as adults 1-5 years later.