The Polyphagous shothole borer is starting to make the news, and rightly so. Just last week I found one of our Brazilian peppers possibly dead from the beetle/fungus combination.
|Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius) that may have been killed by shot hole borer.|
|Closeup of branch from possible shot hole borer infested Brazilian pepper tree. The dark stains may be from the Fusarium fungus that the beetle infects the tree with.|