Before the latest incident, the Island had made some progress in stopping the invasion. You are already subscribed to this email. Inside, he shows visitors past dozens of messy cubicles to a conference room with maps and posters on all sides. State regulations also prohibit the transportation of untreated firewood more than 50 miles from its source. He points out lines and dots on maps that reveal how the beetle has spread to new areas of Long Island in the past year. ALB boring phsycially weakens the trees and disrupts sap flow. After cutting down the 12 infested trees in Forest Park Golf Course Monday and yesterday, officials said the infestation had reached at least a dozen more trees several miles away, in Kew Gardens Hills.
Asian Longhorned Beetle Alert
A study of seven cities in the northeast and north central regions Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia, and Syracuse found that half of their trees are vulnerable to Asian longhorned beetle. For an aerial map, click here. The Asian longhorned beetle, or ALB, is an invasive wood-boring insect that feeds on a variety of hardwoods including maple, birch, elm, ash, poplar, horsechestnut, and willow, among others. Due to high tree mortality caused by larval feeding outside its native range, A. Early detection of infestations and rapid tree removal are crucial to the successful eradication of the beetle. Not all poplar species are equally susceptible to attack. Insecticides within the tree may not translocate evenly, which causes some A.
Asian Longhorned Beetle - Don't Move Firewood
If you need a response,please use the Contact the Commissioner form instead. Thank you for yourfeedback. The Asian long-horned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis , also known as the starry sky , sky beetle , or ALB , is native to eastern China , Japan , and Korea. Fungi such as Beauveria brongniartii can increase mortality in larvae and adults while Metarhizium brunneum and Beauveria asiatica can reduce adult survival time. Read the USDA press release about this success!
Asian long-horned beetle
Description: Both the Massachusetts and Ohio infestations are adjacent to vulnerable forest areas. In Europe, established populations have been found in Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom,  though the beetle had also been intercepted in areas through inspection of international trade goods such as wood packaging. Eradication of the others is under way. Combined with efficacy concerns, high cost, and non-target effects on other insects, widespread prophylactic treatment of trees in an infestation area concern scientists.