Monitoring Asian longhorned beetles in Massachusetts

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  • Authors: Nehme, Maya; Keena, Melody; Zhang, Aijun; Sawyer, Alan; Hoover, Kelli.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 109-110.

Abstract

An operationally effective trap to monitor the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis or ALB) has been a goal of the ALB eradication program since the first beetle was found in New York in 1996. Ground surveying is only ~20 percent effective at identifying infested trees and, although tree climbing is more effective, it is also highly time-consuming and expensive.

  • Citation: Nehme, Maya; Keena, Melody; Zhang, Aijun; Sawyer, Alan; Hoover, Kelli. 2011. Monitoring Asian longhorned beetles in Massachusetts. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 109-110.
  • Posted Date: April 14, 2011
  • Modified Date: April 14, 2011
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