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Rose stem girdler
Photo Credit: Utah State University

Rose stem girdler
Agrilus aurichalceus
Size: Up to 3/8 inch long

Where/When: The larva feeds just beneath the bark of rose stems during summer and again in early spring. Larvae are rarely, if ever, seen.

Significance: Dieback of damaged stem occurs due to decreased nutrient and water flow.
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