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Posted inCalifornia, Enviro

Tracking the origin of southern California’s latest invasive pest

In 2012, a crop of California’s most prized ornamental trees was overrun by an invisible invader. The growing shoots of coral beans — the official city tree of Los Angeles — began wilting and falling away, revealing stems that had been hollowed out from the inside by the caterpillars of Erythrina stem borer moths. A new […]

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