Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) was accidentally introduced via wood packing materials from Asia. It has been found in a few locations in the Eastern U.S., the closest of which are Chicago, southern Ohio, and east of Toronto (Ontario).

ALB is a rather large, black beetle with white spots and long, banded antennae. Unlike beetles like Emerald Ash Borer that attacks only ash species, ALB is a generalist—it can infest several different tree genera. Its preference is for maple species, but it will also infest poplars, willows, sycamores and horse chestnuts.

For more information on this pest, visit the following websites:

http://asianlonghornedbeetle.com/

http://www.invasive.org/browse/subinfo.cfm?sub=2178

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/alb/

 

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