Pay attention to trees, especially maples, with dying branches. Look for the characteristic exit holes in large branches or the trunks. Many websites have good ALB photos and information. Michael Bohne, Bugwood. Kenneth R. Why we care: This large, showy beetle was accidentally introduced into the U.
Illinois Native Trees
Detections of this pest have since been made in most states in the northeastern portion of the United States as well as in California beginning in Their route of entry into the USA appears to have been in untreated wooden packing crates originating in China. These beetles are large, conspicuous insects, readily recognized by their horns or antennae. As larvae mature, they enter the heartwood of the tree, destroying the quality of the wood, while feeding by large numbers of beetle larvae can kill trees by girdling them. Sap flows heavily from these large wounds and infested trees are prone to secondary attack by other diseases and insects. This beetle adversely affects the human environment by killing valuable shade and park trees, as well as injuring or even killing forest trees of economic value e.
Asian long-horned beetle
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The longhorn beetles Cerambycidae , also known as long-horned or longicorns , are a large family of beetles , with over 26, species described, slightly more than half from the Eastern Hemisphere. Most species are characterized by extremely long antennae , which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. In various members of the family, however, the antennae are quite short e. The scientific name of this beetle family goes back to a figure from Greek mythology: after an argument with nymphs, the shepherd Cerambus was transformed into a large beetle with horns. Other than the antennal length, the most consistently distinctive feature of the family is that the antennal sockets are located on low tubercles on the face; other beetles with long antennae lack these tubercles, and cerambycids with short antennae still possess them.