Asian longhorned beetle , Anoplophora glabripennis , also spelled Asian long-horned beetle, also called starry sky beetle , species of beetle order Coleoptera , family Cerambycidae , originally native to eastern China and Korea, that became a serious pest of hardwood trees in North America and parts of Eurasia. The glossy black adults are large, 17—40 mm 0. The long antennae each have 11 segments and are 1. The base of each segment is pale blue-white, grading distally away from the centre of the body to black. Adults are active from April or May through October.
Asian longhorned beetle declared eradicated in the cities of Mississauga and Toronto
Habits and Traits of the Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis
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. This beetle adversely affects the human environment by killing valuable shade and park trees, as well as injuring or even killing forest trees of economic value e. These trees require removal, treatment to destroy all life stages present e.
Asian Longhorned Beetle
From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency. ALHB is a highly destructive wood-boring pest of maples and other hardwood trees including poplar, birch and willow. It has the potential to devastate Canada's hardwood and maple syrup industries. To prevent the spread, CFIA established a regulated area within the cities of Mississauga and Toronto that restricted the movement of nursery stock, trees, lumber, wood, and wood products, including all firewood unless given prior authorization. Combined with a promotional campaign creating awareness about the movement of firewood, CFIA with the help of residents and businesses were successful in eradicating this destructive invasive species.
To fill out this checklist, please add the following code to the template call:. Why is there no mention of the natural defenses some trees have against these bugs in their native habitat in Asia. This beetle I assume has existed a long time in Asia. Did it destroy a large portion of forest over there too? These beetles and related trees need to be studied in their native habitat.