Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), Anoplophora glabripennis

The Asian longhorned beetle has not been found in Maine. If you suspect Asian longhorned beetle in Maine, please report it online, or call: 207-287-3891.

image of Asian longhorned beetle by Donald Duerr, USDA Forest Service

The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), Anoplophora glabripennis, is a woodboring beetle native to China. ALB develops and reproduces within healthy and stressed deciduous hardwood trees, such as maple, birch, horsechestnut, poplar, willow, elm, and ash. Attacked trees will eventually die.

image of Asian longhorned beetle by Donald Duerr, USDA Forest Service

Currently, the Asian longhorned beetle is known to be in Massachusetts, New York, and Ohio, where quarantines are in place to reduce its spread. It was rediscovered in Toronto, Canada in 2013 (click map to see infested areas in North America).

 

ALB is a regulated pest and suspect sightings should be reported.

Please use the links on the right to learn more about the Asian longhorned beetle.

 

Updated: January 19, 2018