What’s a citrus longhorn beetle?
Citrus laggards are slow moving insects that lay their eggs on plants and feed on roots and flowers.
When they hatch, they can live up to a year before going dormant.
Their larvae can be eaten by many species of bugs and caterpillars.
If you want to eat more of your favorite fruit, however, you’ll want to avoid eating longhorns.
What do longhorses eat?
Longhorns are omnivores and will eat almost anything.
The citrus laggard larvae eat the fruit and leaves of the longhorne beetle.
If you don’t have a longhorse beetle in your yard, you can try to make your garden a bit less longhorous by removing longhors and replacing them with a variety of other citrus plants.