Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis Habitat: This beetle is native to China, Japan, Korea, and the Isle of Hainan and an accidental immigrant in North America. Adults are drawn to recently felled, stressed, or apparently healthy hardwood trees.
The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is a native beetle species of Japan, Korea, and China. Sky beetle is the other name of Asian long-horned beetle. It is thought to be one of the serious threats in China especially on trees like shelterbelts and hardwood trees.Author: Waleed Khalid.
The Asian Longhorned Beetle, an invasive pest from China, was discovered in New York and Illinois in the 1990's. So far, the only method of control for Asian Longhorned Beetles requires removing and chipping infested trees, along with potential host trees, in the area where it is discovered. A well-informed public may be our best defense against this invasive species.
August is the height of summer, and it is also the best time to spot the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) as it starts to emerge from trees. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking the public to take five minutes to step outside and report any signs of this invasive pest.