This spring I planted 5 small aspen trees in the front, where they should shade the big western facing windows from summer heat when they grow tall enough.
These trees are not supposed to attract deer, but they have been eating off all the lower leaves, anyway.
This morning, I discovered these poor baby trees are also being attacked from the top! I looked these beetles up and learned they are specific to cottonwood and aspen trees. I checked out our big old cottonwood tree and found them chewing away there, too.