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Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle
Asian longhorned beetle
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Asian Longhorned Beetle sites on a tree
Asian longhorned beetle sites on a tree
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After the discovery in 1996 of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) on several hardwood trees in Brooklyn, New York, the Secretary of Agriculture declared an extraordinary emergency in order to combat the infestation with regulatory and control actions. Asian longhorned beetles are believed to have been introduced into the United States from wood pallets and other wood packing material accompanying cargo shipments from Asia

Asian Longhorned Beetle photo gallery

New Regulation for Transporting Firewood

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has a new regulation that limits the transportation of untreated firewood to less than 50 miles from its source.

Information Resources

The links below will help you learn more about:

  • distribution of the Asian longhorned beetle in the United States
  • recognizing the Asian longhorned beetle on your property
  • damage caused by the Asian longhorned beetle invasion
  • how you can help prevent the spread of the Asian longhorned beetle
  • other nuisance and invasive animal species

Asian Longhorned Beetle (NYSDEC) New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The NYSDEC has created up an extensive Web site with information about the Asian longhorned beetle.


National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) - State Resources page for New York State
The NISIC was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council. NISIC creates and manages this Web site which serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.

Plant Health - Asian longhorned beetle (USDA-APHIS) - USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service News, information and maps related to the Asian longhorned beetle infestation. This Web page has a lot of information regarding the Asian longhorned beetle.

Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) USDA ARS - Agricultural Research Service
Scientists at SEL produce databases and interactive identification tools on the SEL Web site to meet the information needs of the public and scientific community.

Asian Longhorned Beetle Contacts

If you Asian Longhorned Beetles or damage caused by their presence, call your county Cooperative Extension, Regional NYSDEC office, or NYSDEC at 866-640-0652 or 518-402-9425.