Oak > Trunk/Branches > Sawdust at base of trunk
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- Excavate smooth tunnels in dead, decayed wood, creating coarse sawdust around openings
- Galleries can weaken branches and cause them to break
- Black or black and red; workers range in size from 3/16 to 3/8 inch long and queens up to ½ inch in length
- More information on Carpenter ants...
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- Exit holes in wood are round and large, about 1/2 inch
- Galleries start in sapwood, eventually entering heartwood
- Large amount of sawdust in piles present at trunk base
- Stout bodied moths, black and light gray mottled forewings as large as 2 1/2 to 3 inches
- Yellowish white caterpillars with brown heads; 2 to 3 inches long
- More information on Carpenterworms...