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Willow > Shoot/Branch Tips > Branch tips die and/or break

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  • Poplar gall borer 1
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Poplar gall borer
Saperda inornata

  • Twig becomes swollen where larvae are feeding under bark
  • Branch tips die and/or break above the gall
  • Also found on aspen and poplars
  • Fully grown larvae are up to 1" long, cylindrical body, creamy-white and legless
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