Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Lemon tree borer

Oemona hirta (Fabricius)

Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae

Size range

  • Up to 30 mm long


  • New Zealand native
  • Found throughout the country

Life History

  • Grubs bore into stems of shrubs and fruit trees (especially citrus), causing twigs to die
  • Adult eats pollen

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