Asian lonhorned beetle environment
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 Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
CISR: Asian Long-Horned Beetle
Accidental introductions, probably in wooden packing crates from China, led to infestations in New York and Chicago in the 's. Thousands of trees were chipped and burned to prevent its spread. What makes this beetle so dangerous to our trees? All four stages of the life cycle damage the host trees. The Asian Longhorned Beetle belongs to the family of wood boring beetles, Cerambycidae. Their shiny black bodies have white spots or markings, and the long antennae have alternating black and white stripes.
Asian long-horned beetle
French common name: Longicorne asiatique. Scientific name: Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulsky. Order: Coleoptera. Family: Cerambycidae.
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.