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Title: Asian Longhorned Beetle - A New Introduction

Author: USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Northeastern Area; Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Year: 2008

Publication: NA-PR-01-99GEN, Pest Alert NA-PR-01-99. Newtown Square, PA; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry

Abstract: The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has been discovered attacking trees in the United States. Tunneling by beetle larvae girdles tree stems and branches. Repeated attacks lead to dieback of the tree crown and, eventually, death of the tree. ALB probably traveled to the United States inside solid wood packing material from China. The beetle has been intercepted at ports and found in warehouses throughout the United States.

Online Access: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/palerts/alb/alb_pa.pdf (PDF)

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