As of January 2001 the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is known to have infested trees only in the areas in and around New York City (and a few towns on Long Island) and Chicago, IL. (see USFS maps) It is not known to be infesting trees anywhere else in the US.
The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), also known as the starry sky, sky beetle, or ALB, is native to eastern China, Japan, and Korea.This species has now been accidentally introduced into the United States, where it was first discovered in 1996, as well as Canada, and several countries in Europe, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy and UK.
Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is a serious pest with a broad host range. In North America, maple, boxelder, willow, elm, horsechestnut, buckeye and birch are documented as very good hosts. Other trees such as hackberry, ash, poplar and mountain ash are considered possible hosts as well as some trees not commonly found in Minnesota.
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Invasive Species - (Anoplophora glabripennis) Watch List - Prohibited in Michigan The Asian longhorned beetle can attack and kill many tree species including poplar, willow, sycamore, and horse chestnut, but its favorite host are maple trees. The larvae feed in tunnels in the wood of the tree branches and trunks, eventually killing the tree.
Management for Asian Longhorned Beetle •Proper water management & polycultures can make trees less susceptible •Imidacloprid on host trees in quarantined areas •Removing infested trees and replanting with non-host trees •Treating wooden packing material •Don’t move firewood in or out of state! uy it where you burn it!
Because it may never spread to Vermont, no forest management changes are recommended in anticipation of this insect. Both the US and Canadian governments are attempting to eradicate Asian longhorned beetle. Following regular surveys, all infested trees, and some susceptible trees nearby, are removed.
The Asian longhorned beetle attacks dozens of species from 15 plant families, especially maples, elms, and willows; Forests dominated by vulnerable species make up more than 10% of all U.S. forests. The Asian longhorned beetle has been introduced to North America and Europe at least 16 times beginning in the early 1990s.
The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is an exotic pest threatening a wide variety of hardwood trees in North America. Adults are large (0.75 - 1.50 inches long) with very long black and white banded antennae. The body is glossy black with irregular white spots.