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Asian Long-Horned Beetle of Ohio - Invasive Species

Asian Long-Horned Beetle of Ohio - Invasive Species

Ohio is the fifth state to detect ALB, which APHIS confirmed in Bethel after a citizen reported finding unusual damage in three maple trees to an Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry service forester. Previous infestations sites, where the beetles are being successfully contained, include Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. I am a student of Natural Resources and am surveying the areas in Northern Ohio for signs of the ALB. I will use this information in my Master's studies and also to help protect our forests. I would like you to post any sighting you have of this invasive species so I can investigate further and then report it to the appropriate departments. I will need photos, locations and time.dates. Sign in to join mission

Asian Long-Horned Beetle of Ohio - Invasive Species
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First discovered in the U.S. in 1996, Asian longhorned beetles attack several species of trees including maple, willow, horsechestnut, buckeye, and American elm. While in its larvae stage, the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) kills trees by tunneling into large branches and the trunk. Adult ALB are usually large, distinctive-looking insects measuring 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, not including antennae. Their white-banded antennae can be as long as the body itself in females and almost twice the body length in males. Signs of infestation include perfectly round exit holes (about 3/8 to 1/2 inch in diameter) made by adult beetles when they emerge from trees; the pockmarks on tree trunks and branches where female beetles deposit eggs; frass (wood shavings and saw dust) produced by larvae feeding and tunneling; early fall coloration of leaves or dead branches, and running sap produced by the tree at the egg laying sites, or in response to larval tunneling. (Information taken from the Ohio Facebook APHIS site)

Asian Long-Horned Beetle of Ohio - Invasive Species

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