The Asian longhorned beetle Anaplophora glabripennis , a native of China, was brought to the United States in wood packing material. This insect is a serious pest even in its native range. Here in the United States, where it has no natural predators, it is of even more concern. The Asian longhorned beetle feeds on hardwood trees including maple, birch, horse chestnut, poplar, willow, elm, ash, and black locust.
Asian longhorn beetle
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Lifecycle Stages Asian longhorn beetles spend about 7 days within the pupal chamber as an adult before exiting the natal host China. Longevity of female and male beetles was China , and 73 days on A. However, Asian longhorn beetles dispersal potential over a single season was found to be 1,m and 1,m, for male and gravid female beetles, respectively Smith et al. Habitat Description Habitats of the Asian longhorn beetle include urban ornamentals , agricultural windbreaks , rural shelterbelts and hedgerows and forests. In its native range, adult beetles infest deciduous trees, particularly species of Populus 15 poplar species , Salix S.
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The Asian longhorn beetle is an insect that can do very serious damage and even kill trees while in its larval stage. It is believed that the beetle, while in the larval or pupal stage, was transported here in the wood of shipping crates from Asia. It was first discovered in the Ravenswood area of Chicago in
The Asian long-horned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis , also known as the starry sky , sky beetle , or ALB , is native to eastern China , and Korea. This species has now been accidentally introduced into the United States , where it was first discovered in , as well as Canada , and several countries in Europe , including Austria , France , Germany , Italy and UK. This beetle is believed to have been spread from Asia in solid wood packaging material.