Southern pine beetle (SPB) is a 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch wood-boring insect that infests pine trees, killing even large trees very quickly. It is one of the most destructive pests in the Southern and Southeastern United States.
Zimmerman pine moths are 5/8” long with gray wings marked with mottled red and gray. Once a year, their larvae hatch and tunnel into trees, interfering with the tree’s sap flow and weakening them. Eventually, wind may break the weakened tops.