The Asian longhorned beetle, or ALB, Anoplophora glabripennis is an invasive wood-boring insect that feeds on a variety of hardwoods including maple, birch, elm, ash, poplar, horsechestnut, and willow, among others. Native to China and Korea, the beetles are approximately 1. They have black and white antennae that can be up to twice as long as their body. View the ALB fact sheet. View a map showing locations of ALB infestations.
Asian long-horned beetle ALHB is an invasive forest pest with no natural enemies in North America that attacks nearly all broadleaf trees, with native Maples being the preferred host. Adults lay their eggs in hardwood trees, and larvae then tunnel through the living tissue of the tree stopping the flow of water and nutrients, killing it. There have been very few sightings of ALHB in Ontario and it is important to be on the lookout for this dangerous invader. Several native non-harmful beetles can be easily confused with ALHB, so take a close look at how to identify this beetle listed below. Asian long-horned beetle is native to China and Korea where it is considered a major pest causing mortality of Elm, Maple, Poplar and Willow trees. By November susceptible host trees were being removed from the area to eliminate possible ALHB habitat. ALHB was not found anywhere in Ontario between and , indicating that early detection and rapid response was effective.
The war against the Asian longhorned beetle, a hardwood tree-eating invasive insect, is heating up on Long Island after agencies battling the bug doubled the quarantine area, which now includes most of Amityville. This spring, the U. Officials are additionally asking the public to do its part by keeping an eye out for the beetles. The agency has identified newly infested trees and chipped up of the trees so far this year, according to Santos. A total of 2, trees on LI have been lost to the Asian longhorned beetle since it first arrived here 18 years ago.