What are Asian Longhorned Beetles?
Native to mainland eastern China and Korea, this species was found in the US in 1996. Most likely, Asian Longhorned Beetles (ALB) were a contaminant in solid wood packaging materials.
ALB attacks both healthy and stressed trees. Their hosts are maple, poplar, willow, elm, birch, and others.
Although eradicated from Illinois, New Jersey, and Canada, ALB can be found in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, and most recently in South Carolina.