Trees favored by the Asian longhorned beetle are predominantly maples, but infestations have also been discovered in horse-chestnuts, poplars, willows, elms, mulberries, and black locusts. Currently, there is no known practical chemical or biological defense against the Asian Longhorned Beetle and, in North America , they have few natural predators. The Asian longhorned beetle is a black insect with white speckles that grows a long antenna. The beetle chews its way into hardwood trees to lay eggs.
Asian longhorned beetle
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The Asian longhorned beetle ALHB, Anoplophora glabripennis is a highly destructive wood-boring pest of maples and other hardwood trees including poplar, birch and willow. ALHB infests and kills healthy trees, devastating urban and rural communities. Once in a new environment, ALHB can disperse naturally or spread long-distance through transport of infested wood products including firewood and logs. Asian longhorned beetle: An unwanted invasive species.
Asian long-horned beetle
Asian longhorned beetle , Anoplophora glabripennis , also spelled Asian long-horned beetle, also called starry sky beetle , species of beetle order Coleoptera , family Cerambycidae , originally native to eastern China and Korea, that became a serious pest of hardwood trees in North America and parts of Eurasia. The glossy black adults are large, 17—40 mm 0. The long antennae each have 11 segments and are 1. The base of each segment is pale blue-white, grading distally away from the centre of the body to black.
Photo Credit: E. With no current cure, early identification and eradication are critical to its control. It currently infests areas in Massachusetts, New York and Ohio. It threatens recreation and forest resources valued at billions of dollars. The ALB has the potential to cause more damage than Dutch elm disease, chestnut blight and gypsy moths combined, destroying millions of acres of America's treasured hardwoods, including national forests and backyard trees.