Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), or ALB, is a destructive wood-boring pest that feeds on maple and other hardwoods, eventually killing them. It most likely came to the United States inside wood packaging material from Asia.
Since its first discovery in Brooklyn, NY, in 1996, the beetle has been found in six States: New York (1996), Illinois (1998), New Jersey (2002), Massachusetts (2008), Ohio (2011), and South Carolina (2020). USDA and its cooperators have eradicated infestations in Illinois; New Jersey; Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Islip, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; and Stonelick and Monroe Townships, Ohio. Surveys and eradication efforts continue in central Long Island, New York; in Worcester County, Massachusetts; in Tate Township, Ohio, and in Charleston County, South Carolina. For eradication efforts to succeed, residents must remain on the lookout for this destructive pest. To learn more, click here.