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Beetle (Asian Long-horned)

Anoplophora glabripennis
Beetle (Asian Long-horned)

Range

They are found in southern China but have come to the U.S. in shipping boxes that used wood chips for packing.

Habitat

They live in maple, oak and ash (hardwood) forests.

Body Traits

They are about 1 – 2 inches long and are shiny black beetles with white spots. They have long antennae that have black and white stripes.

Habits

They dig into the wood (wood-borers) of (and hurt) hardwood trees.

Diet

They eat maple, poplar, birch, willow, elm, ash and horse chestnut.

Reproduction

Females chew small circular holes to lay eggs into. When they hatch, the young (larvae) feed on the bark making small tunnels inside the tree.

Beetle (Asian Long-horned)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Anoplophora
Species: A. glabripennis

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