This datasheet represents an Approved Method for:
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Major Hosts identified in the CAPS Host Matrix*:
Birch; Elm; Maple; Willow
*This list includes important economic or environmental hosts but does not represent all major hosts of the pest. Check CPHST pest datasheet for complete list of hosts.
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Not known to transmit any human or animal pathogens.
Plant Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:
Not known to vector any pathogens or other associated organisms but damage may lead to invasion by secondary pests.
Product Name / Instructions
NAPIS Survey Method
See the Exotic Wood Borer/Bark Beetle National Survey Guidelines for more details.
3031 - General Visual Observation
6/6/12: Currently, there are research projects attempting to develop a trap and lure combination for ALB. At this time, none of the traps or lures has been approved by PPQ for use in PPQ or CAPS surveys. Negative data may not be reported from traps and lures for ALB at this time. Any participation in the evaluation of ALB traps and lures by States is on a voluntary basis. PPQ offices should not purchase ALB traps or lures with ALB or Pest Detection funds.
Morphological: Resembles Anoplophora chinensis, Citrus longhorned beetle. Citrus longhorned beetle has two pairs of polished white tubercles at the base of the elytra (visible with a 10x hand lens); ALB does not.