Asian longhorned beetle


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Asian long·horned beetle

 (lông′hôrnd′, lŏng′-)
n.
A large beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) native to China and Korea that has long antennae and infests many types of hardwoods.
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Noun1.Asian longhorned beetle - a beetle from China that has been found in the United States and is a threat to hardwood treesAsian longhorned beetle - a beetle from China that has been found in the United States and is a threat to hardwood trees; lives inside the tree; no natural predators in the United States
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
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The Asian longhorned beetle feeds on a wide variety of popular hardwood trees, including maple, birch, elm, willow, ash and poplar.
They questioned the science that led state and federal officials to determine that so many healthy trees have to be removed, given that the Asian longhorned beetle has already claimed about 34,000 trees since it was first found in Worcester in 2008.
Ecology and management of exotic and endemic Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis.
Help stop the Asian longhorned beetle's destruction by raising awareness about the pest and encouraging campers to report any signs or symptoms of an infestation immediately.
Asian Longhorned Beetle: www.aphis.usda.gov/Ipa/issues/alb/alb.html
We removed quarantines in two areas of Ohio this year alone, but we still must prevent the beetles spread to other places, said Josie Ryan, APHIS National Operations Manager for the Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program.
WORCESTER-- The city administration is standing by plans to remove all so-called "host trees'' in and around Green Hill Park that are not yet infested by Asian longhorned beetles but are susceptible to the invasive tree-killing species.
Preventing the spread of the Asian longhorned beetle to areas outside of the quarantine is critical to eliminating the beetle from Massachusetts, and this cannot be done without the help of property owners and business owners in the state, said APHIS ALB Eradication Project Manager Ryan Vazquez.
Augustus said the federal government has already spent more than $150 million to combat the Asian longhorned beetle since it was first discovered here.
It's unclear how the Asian longhorned beetle arrived on our shores.
It has been almost four years since the Asian longhorned beetle was first found in Brooklyn, New York City, and some suburbs; those areas have now lost 4,500 trees.
The Asian longhorned beetle has the potential to destroy millions of acres of America's treasured hardwoods, including maple, birch, elm, willow, ash and poplar trees, and others.

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