Wilt or thorn beetle

Damage by Wilt or thorn beetle

The capsized stems are tyopical of wilt or thorn beetle damage.

Wilt Beetle

The Wilt or Thorn beetle is able to cause considerable damage to the soft shoots of a rose bush.

Fortunately they are a very uncommon pest in gardens and it it not often that one finds them a problem.

Most Insecticides get rid of them.

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