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Citrus longhorned beetle(Anoplophora chinensis) (

Closeup of a black beetle with white spots and very long antenna (twice the length of its body), segmented in alternating black and white, viewed from behind while perched vertically on a green leaf, with more greenery in the background. 

New research shows how emphasizing collaboration and local knowledge in China can advance preparation for responding to invasive insects that could threaten North American tree species. Native to eastern Asia, the citrus longhorned beetle (Anoplophora chinensis) is one such species noted in the study, noted for its capacity to infest and kill live pecan trees (Carya illinoinensis). (Photo by Taiwan Waterbird Research Group, Changhua Coastal Conservation Action Alliance on Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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