Meng, K. Hoover, M. The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulskythreatens urban and forest hardwood trees both where introduced and in parts of its native range.
Adult Asian longhorned beetles are less than 5 cm long and have a shiny black outer skeleton containing white spots. They have black-and-white antennae that are as long as their bodies. The upper sections of the legs of the adults are whitish-blue.
Its prevalence and range has increased as a result of widespread planting of susceptible poplar hybrids see Economic Impact. Yan provided a map showing the beetle to be most damaging in a zone of eastern China extending from Liaoning to Jiangsu and inland to Shanxi, Henan and Hubei. It was also present, but at lower levels, further west to Neimenggu, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan and further south but not in the south-east.
Scientific Name: Anoplophora glabripennis. Original Distribution: Eastern China in poplar plantations and other plantings. Current Distribution: it was first found infesting trees in the Greenpoint section of BrooklynNew York in August It is believed that ALB entered the U.
The Asian Longhorned Beetle ALB Anoplophora glabripennis is one of several in a group of high risk, non-indigenous species of wood boring beetles. These beetles have entered the U. At least two breeding populations of the ALB are currently known to exist within the U.
Information about the Asian long-horned beetle Anoplophora glapripennisa wood-boring insect that attacks several species of hardwoods. Forest health fact sheets. The Asian long-horned beetle attacks and kills many different species of hardwood of any age or size.
Asian long-horned beetles Anopoplophora glabripennis are an East Asian insect species. Due to their habits of wreaking devastation on a wide array of hardwood trees, Asian long-horned beetles have earned international reputations as persistent, annoying and pernicious pests -- from Korea all the way to the United States. Although Asian long-horned beetles hail from Korea, Japan and China, they have a presence in North America due to being packed -- unintentionally -- in mercantile items in the time frame of to
Pay attention to trees, especially maples, with dying branches. Look for the characteristic exit holes in large branches or the trunks. Many websites have good ALB photos and information. Michael Bohne, Bugwood.
Northern Research Station 11 Campus Blvd. Anoplophora glabripennis ALB Coleoptera: Cerambycidaea large and destructive wood-boring beetle native to China and Korea, has been accidentally introduced to North America and Europe in solid-wood packing materials used to ship manufactured goods. ALB attacks and eventually kills hardwood species in at least six tree genera: birch Betulaelm Ulmushorse chestnut Aesculusmaple Acerpoplar Populusand willow Salix.
In China, A. This region extends across climatic zones that correspond to the climatic zones in North America from southern Mexico to the Great Lakes, and includes virtually all of eastern U. Feeding by larvae in the cambium and xylem causes widespread mortality among many deciduous broadleaf tree species in China Yang et al.