The Asian Longhorned Beetle

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) was introduced from Asia to the U.S. with the first breeding populations found in NY State in 1996 (USDA). It is a wood-boring pest that attacks maples and other hardwood trees.


Asian Longhorned Beetle (USDA) includes news releases, date of introduction, distribution data, Federal quarantine areas, management plans, and links to additional Federal publications.  

The USDA APHIS site includes an image gallery, fact sheets and outreach materials, maps, regulatory information, and management and control options.

NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) site provides photos, description and video clip of the beetle; outreach and education materials for educators, a video clip, a map of locations where the ALB is found, and comparisons with similar insects.  Site also describes the statewide 'Citizen Pool Survey' occurring in July and August, to monitor their home swimming pools for signs of ALB in their areas.

The NY Invasive Species Clearing House offers detailed history of the ALB's introduction to New York State, information on biology, hosts, Impact, and additional Federal resources and links. 

Pest Tracker, a Purdue University exotic pest reporting website, includes news, videos and national survey maps for ALB infestation.

The University of California, Riverside page on the Asian Longhorned Beetle contains pictures, damage, economic impact, and research related to this invasive species. 

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office made a general page on wood-boring beetles with distinguishing the beetles amongst other information.

Last updated December 13, 2023