Adults : Adults are active from early summer to mid-fall. They feed on the bark of twigs periodically throughout the mating and egg-laying period. On sunny days, the adult beetles are most active from mid-morning to early-afternoon. They usually rest in the canopy on cloudy days. Eggs : In preparation for egg-laying, females chew oval grooves in the bark in which they lay one egg about mm in length.
Asian longhorn beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
Asian Long-Horned Beetle Facts, Habitat, Diet, Life Cycle, Baby, Pictures
Despite the buzz in recent years about other invasive insects that pose an even larger threat to agriculture and trees—such as the spotted lanternfly, the stink bug and the emerald ash borer—Penn State researchers have continued to study another damaging pest, the Asian longhorned beetle. Their most recent research revealed that the larval offspring of the wood-borer native to China can feed and thrive on tree species whose tissues would sicken their parents, perhaps explaining how the beetle expands its range, even when its preferred host trees—maples, elms and willows—are not nearby. The researchers' attention on Asian longhorned beetles remains well-placed because the U. And eradication efforts continue in New York, Massachusetts and Ohio.
Asian longhorned beetle
The Asian longhorned beetle, or ALB, is an invasive insect that feeds on a wide variety of trees in the United States, eventually killing them. The beetle is native to China and the Korean Peninsula and is in the wood-boring beetle family Cerambycidae. Adult beetles are large, distinctive-looking insects measuring 1 to 1.
Asian longhorned beetle is not known to occur in Iowa; however this insect is one that we want to catch early if accidentally introduced. Listed below are the characteristics of the beetle and what to look for. Eradication attempts and quarantines have been successful regarding this pest, especially when it was found in the beginning stages of infestation. If you live in Iowa and suspect Asian longhorned beetle as a new introduction to your area, please contact us , and we would be happy to take a look.