Search for:. The Situation: An exotic long-horned beetle was first discovered attacking ornamental trees in New York City and Chicago. 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.
Asian Longhorned Beetles
Asian Longhorned Beetle - Invasion Biology Introduced Species Summary Project - Columbia University
Frequently Asked Questions. Where did it come from and where was it first found? Why is the government trying to eradicate this beetle? What is the US government doing to prevent new introductions? What trees are being planted to replace those that were removed? What does this beetle look like?
Asian Long-Horned Beetle
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. These unique characteristics and colorings on the Asian longhorned beetle body is what distinguish them from other species that are closely related to them.
Male Female Adult Female. Adults are drawn to recently felled, stressed, or apparently healthy hardwood trees. Hosts include healthy maple, horse chestnut, birch, Rose of Sharon, poplar, willow, elm, locust, mulberry, chinaberry, apple, cherry, pear, and citrus trees. It may also attack other species of hardwood trees.