The plum tree borer is one of the most destructive insect pests of plum trees in South Dakota. The early death of most of our plum trees may be attributed largely to this insect. Through various avenues, such as surveys, nursery inspection, correspondence, etc., we have found it to be widely distributed over our state.
plum tree borer, synanthedon pictipes
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Gilbertson, G.I., "The Plum Tree Borer: Its Distribution, Life History, Economic Importance and Control" (1934). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 288.