Pest Photo

Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service,

Carpenter worm

Chilecomadia valdiviana

Carpenter worm (Chilecomadia valdiviana) is an insect pest of hardwood and fruit trees. It is a native of Argentina and Chile.

Boring large holes into tree trunks, these larvae feed in living trees. Transportation is possible through international log trade.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.