Well-Fed, Older Asian Longhorned Beetles Fly Farther, May Require New Quarantine Zones

Asian longhorned beetle

By Andrew Porterfield The Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) has been an invasive pest in North America since 1996, when it arrived from China and Korea, probably through infested wood-packing material. Today, it’s been detected in the northeast United States, Canada, and Europe and at nearly every port in the U.S. Since its arrival, the […]

Interview with Entomology Graduate Student Peter Meng on Publishing in JIPM

By Richard Levine As an entomology graduate student at Penn State University, Peter Meng co-authored an article on the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) that was published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM). JIPM is an open-access, peer-reviewed, extension journal that is intended to help farmers, growers, and others implement IPM practices. The […]

Check Your Trees in August for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

By Robyn Rose August is Tree Check Month for the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) since this is the time of year when the majority of adults emerge from trees. Experts believe the ALB’s introduction to the United States occurred through solid wood packaging material from China. ALB larvae bore into hardwood trees, damaging the […]

New Online Resource Will Help Control the Asian Longhorned Beetle

By Stacy Kish The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, is a wood-boring insect that is capable of destroying 30% of the urban trees in the United States at an economic loss of $669 billion. Infestations of this invasive beetle have been found in Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Illinois, and they have been […]

August is Tree Check Month: Help Save Trees from the Asian Longhorned Beetle

By Rhonda Santos You’ve probably already heard about the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) — or ALB for short — and its impact on the nation’s trees. Since its discovery in the U.S. in 1996, the ALB has led to the loss of nearly 130,000 trees, and the federal government has spent more than $500 […]