Asian long-horned beetle (ALHB) is an invasive forest pest with no natural enemies in North America that attacks nearly all broadleaf trees, with native Maples being the preferred host. Adults lay their eggs in hardwood trees, and larvae then tunnel through the living tissue of the tree stopping the flow of water and nutrients, killing it.
|What is it?||Asian Long-horned Beetle (ALHB) is an invasive bug.|
|Where did it come from?||Asia. It was brought to Canada in wood material.|
|Where is it found?||Toronto-Vaughan area|
|What does it do?||ALHB attacks and kills maple and other hardwood trees of any size or age. Adult beetles chew through the bark, lay their eggs and larvae feed on the inner bark, cutting off the transportation of nutrients and water to the tree.|
|What can you do?||Buy firewood locally!|