The invasive Asian longhorned beetle has turned up in Worcester, Mass. Foresters are worried the infestation will spread northward into New England forests, killing the sugar maples that fill sap buckets and attract leaf peepers. Over 4, trees in the Worcester area are infested and slated for removal, but five times that many might have to be cut down. Asian longhorned beetles kill hardwood trees, and are especially fond of maples. First spotted in Brooklyn two years ago, the invasive insects have now spread to New England's iconic maples. In late July, Donna Massie saw some unusual beetles outside her apartment in Worcester.
Asian longhorned beetle
The Asian Longhorned Beetle Prevention and Control
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.
The Return Of The Asian Longhorned Beetle
WCSC - The United States Department of Agriculture will be removing more than 3, trees from Charleston County in its efforts to eradicate the Asian longhorned beetle, a destructive invasive pest which was recently found in the area. The removal of the trees will begin on Nov. According to a report by the USDA, crews have quarantined about 58 square miles within Charleston County to prevent the spread of the beetle to other areas. South Carolina Regulatory B After removing a tree, the contractor will incinerate or chip the cut tree to destroy the ALB life stages that may be inside.
WCSC - South Carolina has been invaded by an invasive species making its home in the hardwood trees of the Lowcountry. We are finding a lot of egg sites and a lot of exit holes. Much of the evidence is gathered at the tops of trees. The easiest way to spread the beetle to a new area is by transporting the wood, particularly firewood, from an infested area.