Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) was first discovered in North America at several ports in the early 1990's. ALB was detected in the Toronto, Ontario area in 2003 and quick action lead to eradication of the pest over the following years. Unfortunately, a new infestation was discovered in Mississauga, Ontario in 2013, and eradication and quarantine.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has established a regulated area in parts of Mississauga and Toronto to prevent the spread of the Asian Long-Horned Beetle. The Asian Long-horned Beetle Infested Place Order prohibits the movement of any tree materials out of or through the regulated area unless authorized by a Movement Certificate issued by the CFIA.*.
The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), also known as the starry sky, sky beetle, or ALB, is native to eastern China, and Korea.This species has now been accidentally introduced into the United States, where it was first discovered in 1996, as well as Canada, and several countries in Europe, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy and UK.Family: Cerambycidae.
Apr 06, 2013 · Ten years after the Asian long-horned beetle invaded Toronto and Vaughan, the Ministry of Agriculture has declared the invasive pest has been .
Invasive Species - (Anoplophora glabripennis) Watch List - Prohibited in Michigan The Asian longhorned beetle can attack and kill many tree species including poplar, willow, sycamore, and horse chestnut, but its favorite host are maple trees. The larvae feed in tunnels in the wood of the tree branches and trunks, eventually killing the tree.