Christopher Pierce, USDA APHIS PPQ,
Velvet Longhorned Beetle
Trichoferus campestris

Velvet Longhorned Beetle (Trichoferus campestris ) is an insect pest. It is a native of Asia and Russia and was first detected in Illinois in 2009.

This beetle preferentially attacks orchard trees but is found on a wide range of forest and landscaping trees. It is also able to develop in very dry wood and could be a pest of structural timbers. This is just one of many pests that are moved to un-infested trees by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!

This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.

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Planned Surveys for Trichoferus campestris
Not all counties are required to report.