Common name: Viburnum crown borers
Scientific name: Synanthedon viburni and Synanthedon fatifera
Hosts: Viburnums (Viburnum species) are the hosts for the viburnum crown borer. The borer feeds as larvae, on the lower part of viburnum trunks, branches, and roots. There are two species which have a similar look and biology, viburnum crown borer (Synanthedon viburni) and the lesser viburnum crown borer (S. fatifera). These insects can seriously damage or kill the host plant. These insects are found across most of the Eastern United States.