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.
Asian longhorned beetle
Asian Long-Horned Beetle
Skip to Main Content. Federal government websites always use a. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. August is the height of summer, and it is also the best time to spot the Asian longhorned beetle ALB as it starts to emerge from trees. The U. Department of Agriculture USDA is asking the public to take five minutes to step outside and report any signs of this invasive pest. Government Printing Office.
Asian Longhorned Beetle
The Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis is a wood-boring beetle believed to have been introduced into the U. Asian longhorned beetle ALB larvae bore through wood of a wide variety of hardwood species, most notibly maples, elm, horsechestnut, willow, sycamore and birch. ALB boring phsycially weakens the trees and disrupts sap flow. Branches with boring damage are more likely to break off, creating a public saftey hazard.
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.