Asian Beetle Invasion
Invader Species Taking Over
This invading species in killing trees all around so that it can reproduce and lay its larvae in the bark of the trees.
The scientific name for the species is the Anoplophora glabripennis, but it has some nicknames. The nicknames are the starry sky beetle, and the asian long horned beetle.
The beetles original home
These beetles originally came from Asia and Japan. They came by wood packaging and shipping that was being sent to the United States and Europe.
Where is this an issue?
It all started in Europe and the east coast when there were a lot of trees starting to lose their lives due to these beetles being in the area.
When did they come?
They came in 1996 and chaos started then with the tree and forest life.