What does it look like?
The Asian longhorned beetle is a 1 ½-inch-long, glossy black beetle with very long, black-and-white banded antennae. A few species in the area that may be mistaken for the Asian longhorned beetle can be found here.
What does it do?
It tunnels its way through healthy hardwood trees, weakening the main structure of the tree. The female lays eggs inside, and the cycle of devastation continues.
What trees does it invade?
It invades most hardwoods, including but not limited to maple, horse chestnut, ash, birch, elm, willow, and poplar trees.
Where did it come from?
It is thought to have arrived in the U.S. via packaging and wood palettes from China. Checks have since been put in place to prevent untreated packaging items from reaching U.S. ports.