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One of the criteria for identifying the presence of Goldspotted oak borers is the shape of the exit hole, which is very small. “A thinning black oak crown led us to examine this bark of a black oak trunk more closely for the D-shaped exit holes the adult beetles create as they emerge,” Doris Lombard wrote. Photo by Doris Lombard

One of the criteria for identifying the presence of Goldspotted oak borers is the shape of the exit hole, which is very small. “A thinning black oak crown led us to examine this bark of a black oak trunk more closely for the D-shaped exit holes the adult beetles create as they emerge,” Doris Lombard wrote.
Photo by Doris Lombard

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council inspections of oaks for Goldspotted oak borers have begun. Here, Aida Quiles (left), Ron Perry (back) and Eliott Taylor (right) inspect a black oak for more D-shaped GSOB exit holes. Photo by Doris Lombard

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council inspections of oaks for Goldspotted oak borers have begun. Here, Aida Quiles (left), Ron Perry (back) and Eliott Taylor (right) inspect a black oak for more D-shaped GSOB exit holes.
Photo by Doris Lombard

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