The invasive Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky), grows and reproduces within healthy and stressed deciduous hardwood tree species, such as maple, birch, horse chestnut, poplar, willow, elm, and ash. The beetle eventually kills the host tree. The ALB hitchhiked to the United States nestled deep within hardwoods cut into crates and pallets and used to import goods from Asian countries. There are currently ALB infestations being eradicated in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Ohio.
The finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and final environmental assessment (EA) for the ALB Cooperative Eradication Program in Clermont County, Ohio is now available online at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/ea/alb.shtml or by contacting Dr. Robyn Rose: 4700 River Road, Unit 137, Riverdale, MD 20737.
Mar. 14, 2013 New Jersey Declares Itself Free From Devastating Tree-Killing Pest - Officials eradicate Asian longhorned beetle from state
Please visit the APHIS Asian Longhorned Beetle Plant Pest Information page for resources and information in addition to the links provided here
Last Modified: September 20, 2012