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Asian Long-Horned Beetle
Asian Longhorned Beetle – Profile | Invasive Species Centre
Asian longhorned beetle ALB was first discovered in North America at several ports in the early s. ALB was detected in the Toronto, Ontario area in and quick action lead to eradication of the pest over the following years. The destructive nature and wide variety of hardwood tree hosts of the ALB make it especially concerning for Canada. The ALB readily attacks and kills maple trees, which are widespread across natural and urban areas in Canada. It is important to remain vigilant as individual detections not established populations do occur. Adult : Shiny black with prominent, irregular white spots, cm in length. It has distinct bluish-white legs and long black and white segmented antennae.
Asian long-horned beetle
Detections of this pest have since been made in most states in the northeastern portion of the United States as well as in California beginning in Their route of entry into the USA appears to have been in untreated wooden packing crates originating in China. These beetles are large, conspicuous insects, readily recognized by their horns or antennae. As larvae mature, they enter the heartwood of the tree, destroying the quality of the wood, while feeding by large numbers of beetle larvae can kill trees by girdling them. Sap flows heavily from these large wounds and infested trees are prone to secondary attack by other diseases and insects.
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