Agrilus ruficollis

Red-necked Cane Borer

Agrilus ruficollis, Red-necked Cane Borer

Family: Buprestidae

Subfamily: Agrilinae

Length: 4-7 mm


Agrilus ruficollis larvae feed on canes of Rubus speciescultivated and wild Raspberries and Blackberries.

Presence of Agrilus ruficollis on the canes leads to stem galls, and the damage to berry crops can be serious.


Mating Agrilus ruficollis, Red-necked Cane Borers

Right: A mating pair of Red-necked Cane Borers. Males have coarser punctations on the elytra, and on the four front-most tibiae males have a small tooth on the inner margin at the apex which the female lacks.

Agrilus ruficollis range map

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Insects of West Virginia