Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Saperda candida Fabricius 1787
Light brown with two longitudinal white stripes.
mostly: June-July (BG data)
Larvae feed on the wood of apples (Malus) and related trees in the rose family, such as pear (Pyrus), hawthorn (Crataegus), mountain ash (Sorbus) and Saskatoon (Amelanchier). Also: Aronia, Cotoneaster, Cydonia, Prunus. Adults feed on leaves.
Spends three years in the larval stage inside the wood of trees.
These insects seek out trees which are already weakened due to some other stress. A heavy infestation can kill a tree.