Wanted - Be on the lookout for - Asian Longhorned Beetle, Attacking Trees!

Figure 1. Actual size of the beetle's body is 1 - 1 1/4 inches.
Figure 1. Actual size of the beetle’s body is 1-1 ¼ inches.

How can you recognize the beetle?
{short description of image} Adult beetles have 1-1 ¼” long bodies with 2” long antennae. Their bodies are black with white spots, and their antennae are black and white (Figure 1).
{short description of image} Large (½") round holes on the branches, trunk, or roots are spots where the beetles leave the trees (Figure 2).
{short description of image} Where females chew out a spot to lay their eggs, you may see round, darkened places in the bark (Figure 2).
{short description of image} You may find large piles of sawdust around the base of trees or branches from beetles feeding in trees (Figure 3).
Figure 2. Photo - Beetle exit holes and where eggs are laid on a maple tree. (photo) Figure 3. Sawdust from beetles chewing their way out of a tree - (photo)
Figure 2. Beetle exit holes (E) and where eggs are laid (O) on a maple tree. Figure 3. Sawdust from beetles chewing their way out of a tree.

If you see this beetle, please call:
The Department of Agriculture in your State
In Illinois, contact the Illinois Department of Agriculture hotline number at: 1-800-641-3934
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