Thanks Mike - I was just about to answer. And I concur with your diagnosis.


On Oct 26, 2015, at 5:05 PM, Mike Ferro wrote:

It strikes again! 

See this article "A Case of Cnestus mutilatus (Blandford) (Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini) Females Damaging Plastic Fuel Storage Containers in Louisiana, U.S.A."


On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Burden, Beverly <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

These pictures were sent to me, I have a clue what is making these holes.  What do you think?  Why only red?

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