Landscaping - Insects & Diseases
The flatheaded appletree borer, Chrysobothris femorata (Olivier) (FHATB) is a well-documented, native pest of deciduous trees. It has a wide host range and is particularly problematic in commercial nurseries and urban landscapes, where it can cause rapid decline of economically important hosts. When infestations are high, FHATB has been known to attack healthy trees as well as those stressed by drought, plant disease, mechanical injury and other environmental factors. Its distribution is ubiquitous, covering the entire continental United States and extending into Canada.
"SP503-I-Identifying the Flathead Appletree Borer (Chrysobothris femorata) and Other Buprestid Beetle Species in Tennessee," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP503-I 09-0198, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexgard/85