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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Long Horned Beetle - Report sightings to Urban Forestry Mgr.

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 1.5 inches in length with long antennae (see picture).  Their bodies are black with small white spots, and their antennae are banded in black and white. 

Check your trees regularly for this insect. Learn more about them at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/pests-diseases/asian-longhorned-beetle/about-alb.  

Please report any sightings to the Urban Forestry Manager, Stan Barnard, at 440-835-6432.

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