The Asian Longhorned Beetle has been found in New Jersey!
Size: 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches long
Color: Glossy jet black body with white spots on its back
Antennae: 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 times its body length with dinstinctive black and white bands on each segment that may have a bluish-white tint
Legs: also may have a bluish-white tint
ALB Emergence Holes:
Exit holes made by the adult Asian Longhorned Beetle are about 3/8 inch in diameter or larger.
They resemble a perfectly drilled hole.
Photos courtesy of the USDA Forest Service.
WHAT TREES WILL THE ALB ATTACK?
WHY SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE IN NEW JERSEY?
A ground survey was done in each area and as of yet the Asian Longhorned Beetle has not been detected, however the threat is real.
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU SEE AN ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE?
MOST IMPORTANT: CONTACT THE NJ FOREST SERVICE OR THE USDA FOREST SERVICE IN YOUR AREA
New Jersey Forest Service