The Asian Long Horned Beetle – Destroyer of Trees
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.
I have found these nasty bugs mating on my tomatillos already this year!! If you are seeing holes in the leaves of your eggplants, potatoes, tomatoes, and other nightshade family plants, look closely for these bugs. They will devastate your plants quickly!!