Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), Anoplophora glabripennis
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, horse chestnut, poplar, willow, elm, and ash. The attacked tree will eventually die.
The ALB hitchhiked to the United States in solid wood packing material used to import goods from Asian countries. ALB also can spread with firewood movement. There are currently ALB infestations being eradicated in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Illionois, and most recently Ohio.
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.
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Updated: January 22, 2014
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