Apple tree visitor

Asked June 24, 2020, 2:08 PM EDT

I have this bug on my Apple tree. How do I make it go away?

Iron County Michigan

1 Response

Hello,

Thank you for the clear picture. This appears to be a whitespotted pine sawyer. They feed in dying and declining conifers. They are native, and are no threat to your healthy trees. Here are references for you-

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/pine_sawyer_beetles_emerging

https://webdoc.agsci.colostate.edu/bspm/Hexapoda%20(Insects)/Pine%20sawyers2.pdf