Effects of host wood moisture on the life cycle development of the Asian longhorned beetleThis article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.
The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, is an alien invasive species recently introduced to the United States in larval form within solid wood packing material from China. Larvae develop within the xylem of apparently healthy trees. In the U.S., the species has been found infesting 21 species of hardwoods, across 12 genera, with maple species being the most preferred hosts.