Boozy beetle wreaks havoc on lawn mower

The tiny camphor shoot borer with a taste for
boring into gasoline containers. Photo by Adam
Sheffield.

Every now and then I get a note about a pest so bizarre it’s kind of hard to believe. This afternoon I received an email through one of our county offices from a citizen having problems with insects boring into his riding lawn mower gas tank. He knew it was an insect that made the perfectly round holes, because they were still inside some of the holes, and he was able to carefully extract…

Source: Insects in the City

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