How To Recognize Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)


How To Recognize

Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)

The Asian Longhorned Beetle originates from the Far East, mainly China. It is an attractive insect but it is remarkably destructive to many of our native hardwood trees in North America.

Therefore, it is important to recognize it early and then to report it immediately to local, state or federal agencies. 

  • -  Adult body length ranges from 0.75” – 1.5”

  • -  Crisp white spots on the back

  • -  Body color is a shiny ‘patent-leather’ black

  • -  Antennae are as long or longer than the body

  • -  Antennal segments alternate between white and black

  • -  The ‘feet’ appear blue while the insect is alive 

To Report:

From any State: Contact the USDA APHIS: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/hot_issues/alb/alb_report.shtml

In Massachusetts: Contact either of the following http://www.massnrc.org/pests/albreport.aspx

OR Call: 1-866-702-9938 

For images and more details:  http://vermontmaple.org/files/recognize_alb_ppt.pdf

Dori Ross

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