Asian longhorn beetle ALB is a highly destructive insect pest which poses a serious threat to a wide range of broadleaved trees outside of its natural range in China and neighbouring countries. Some of the trees which it can damage are forest and woodland species. Asian longhorn beetle is not known to be present in the United Kingdom, although one outbreak breeding population was found in Paddock Wood, Kent, England, in It was subject to rapid eradication action, and annual surveys since then have found no evidence of a continuing presence. There have also been occasional interceptions of individual beetles in the UK.
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Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
The Asian long-horned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis , also known as the starry sky , sky beetle , or ALB , is native to eastern China , and Korea. This species has now been accidentally introduced into the United States , where it was first discovered in , as well as Canada , and several countries in Europe , including Austria , France , Germany , Italy and UK. This beetle is believed to have been spread from Asia in solid wood packaging material. Common names for A. Adults are very large insects with bodies ranging from 1.
Asian long-horned beetle
The Asian longhorned beetle, or ALB, Anoplophora glabripennis is an invasive wood-boring insect that feeds on a variety of hardwoods including maple, birch, elm, ash, poplar, horsechestnut, and willow, among others. Native to China and Korea, the beetles are approximately 1. They have black and white antennae that can be up to twice as long as their body. Larvae and pupae likely hitchhiked from China in wooden packing material and the adult beetles emerged after the materials reached the New York Harbor.
This Oregon fir sawyer is the western counterpart of the whitespotted pine sawyer. It feeds on Douglas-fir, the true firs, and pine trees of western North America. Adults range from 0. Adults emerge in late spring and can be seen all summer depending on climate. The fir sawyer is commonly misidentified as ALB in the west.