Latest Asian long-horned beetle Stories

2011-02-18 11:14:00

Non-native insects and diseases can spread by traveling on wood packaging and other untreated wood ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A collaboration of diverse interests aimed at addressing the threat of non-native insects and diseases is urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to subject wood packaging material from Canada to the same requirements other countries must follow for this material before it can enter the country. Currently, the...

2010-12-15 13:44:00

Thirty-five percent of firewood is brought from another location, increasing risk of invasion from forest pests ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As winter arrives, people across the country are engaging in a centuries-old tradition of buying or gathering firewood to fuel home fires. In a recent poll conducted by The Nature Conservancy, one in twenty Americans said they moved firewood long distances (i.e., more than 50 miles, a distance widely accepted as moving it...

2010-12-06 10:26:56

By Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala, University of Central Florida Foreign pests are eating their way through our national forests, destroying majestic scenery and costing taxpayers millions of dollars. If enforcement efforts to prevent their importation aren't stepped up, irreplaceable resources will be lost forever and taxpayers can expect to fork over billions of dollars more by 2019, according to a comprehensive study published today in BioScience. Researchers at the University of California at...

2010-09-21 09:00:00

Early detection is critical to stopping the spread of these pests for which native plants have no evolved resistance ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent discoveries of the spread of the Asian longhorned beetle, Thousand Cankers Disease, emerald ash borer, light brown apple moth, sweet orange scab, and citrus greening disease should put all gardeners and homeowners on alert this fall for these and other invasive pests. If undetected, they can wreak havoc on yards...

2010-08-12 08:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A different sort of "Beetlemania" - the invasion of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) - has begun in the Northeast, and the potential threat to region's trees and forests is enormous. In an effort to warn residents to keep an eye out for these tree-killing pests, WGBH, a member station of the Public Broadcasting Service, located in Boston, MA, is airing Lurking in the Trees, on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 1 p.m., EDT. The film tells the...

2010-08-09 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's ongoing efforts to control destructive forest pests and invasive vegetation in state forests and parks received an infusion of needed funds - and a strong vote of confidence -- through the recent approval of more than $350,000 in federal grants, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today. Five USDA Forest Service grants totaling $353,500 are earmarked for DCNR's bureaus of forestry and state parks...

2010-08-03 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is on the march. Its target: the nation's hardwood trees that provide beauty, shade and privacy for all citizens. To highlight the issue, August has been proclaimed "National Asian Longhorned Beetle Awareness Month." Federal and state agencies are asking the public to help protect trees and forests by actively checking for and reporting signs of this beetle. See video from USDA at:...

2010-03-10 12:20:00

Move Helps Protect Against Invasive Species, Benefit Important Industry HARRISBURG, Pa., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today that out-of-state firewood producers now have two additional treatment options for exempting their firewood products from a quarantine meant to keep harmful invasive species from entering Pennsylvania: heat treatment and fumigation. "Invasive species can have a damaging effect on Pennsylvania's...

2009-10-30 15:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found in Milford Township, Juniata County, bringing to 11 the number of Pennsylvania counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said today. In response to this latest discovery, Redding said a state-imposed quarantine is being expanded to include Juniata County. He reminded residents and visitors to use only locally harvested firewood,...

2009-08-20 16:22:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Trees are vital to our communities. They impact our quality of life and provide shade, beauty and privacy; however, a harmful and invasive insect called the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) is killing hardwood trees in cities in several states. August is National ALB Awareness Month and Federal and State agencies are asking communities to help protect trees and forests by actively checking for and reporting signs of this devastating beetle. See video from...

Latest Asian long-horned beetle Reference Libraries

2005-09-12 09:52:32

The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is native to China and Korea where it causes widespread destruction of poplar, willow, elm, and maple throughout vast areas of eastern Asia. Asian longhorned beetles are big, showy insects: shiny and coal black with white spots. Adults are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. On their head is a pair of very long antennae that are alternately ringed in black and white. The antennae are longer than the insect's body. An invasive species in...

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