Exotic Pest Reporting
Art Wagner, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
Citrus Longhorned Beetle
Citrus Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora chinensis ) is an insect pest of hardwoods, fruit trees and woody ornamentals. It is a native of China and was first detected in Washington in 2001.
While other borer pests usually attack unhealthy or dead plants, this pest will attack apparently healthy trees. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests 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.