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Public Enemy

The Asian Long Horned Beetle – Destroyer of Trees

Asian Long Horned Beetle a.k.a. ALB

There are rumors that this little monster has got his sites on N.H. Adult Anoplophora glabripennis feed on leaves, twigs, and other plant matter. The larvae are the real tree killers, as they feed on the healthy bark, phloem, and xylem of more than 24 species of hardwood trees. The Asian Long Horned Beetle (or ALB, for short) is now one of the most destructive non-native insects in the United States. It and other wood-boring pests cause an estimated $3.5 billion in annual damages in the United States.

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