Adult is a clear-winged, metallic-blue moth that has one broad orange (female) or two or more yellow (male) bands across the abdomen (A); both sexes have more amber sheen on wings than lesser peachtree borer adults. The adult peachtree borer is a steel blue to black moth that resembles a wasp. The adult borer emerges in the late spring and early summer. The clear-winged female moths lay their eggs on the bark at the base of tree trunks in mid- to late-summer. Hatching larvae tunnel into the .
All forms are very similar to the peachtree borer (S. exitiosa), except that the adult female peachtree borer has a single broad orange band across the abdomen and the male has 3â€“4 pale yellow bands, while both the male and female lesser peachtree borer have 2 pale yellow bands. Background and Description. Peachtree borers (Synanthedon exitiosa; PTB) are clearwing moths, native to North America and a major pest of peach, cherry, plum, nectarine, and apricot.Adult PTB are sexually dimorphic: females are dark blue with two orange bands on the abdomen and have opaque front wings, while males resemble small wasps, with four narrow yellow bands on the abdomen and clear wings.Author: Jim Walgenbach.
The Greater Peachtree Borer is also known as the Clearwing Peachtree borer. They will attack plum, prune, cherry, almond, apricot, and nectarine trees but they prefer peaches. It is a native North American pest that can seriously damage its host plants. The adult form is . Aug 07, 2018 · Peachtree Borer: The peachtree borer adults are clearwing moths, and are often mistaken for wasps due to their appearance and behavior. The adult female peachtree borer is a metallic blue-black color except for a red-orange band on the abdomen. The male is black with yellow stripes along the back at the base of each wing and narrow yellow.
of weeks and most adult activity – Figure 4. Peachtree borer eggs. Photograph courtesy of Ken Gray Collection, Oregon State University Figure 3. Peachtree borer larva in the base of a peach. Figure 2. Peachtree borer larvae in roots of a peach. Photograph courtesy of Eugene Nelson, Colorado State University mating and egg laying - occurs during.