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Asian Longhorn Beetle

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Krystle Oehlberg

on 24 May 2013

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Transcript of Asian Longhorn Beetle

Distribution Effects on People Issues for the Future Effects on Ecosystems The changes on ecosystems that have happened because this species was introduced are not good. The insect lives in the inner wood of the tree and eats the layers of a tree and eventually killing the tree. China has 40% of plantations damaged because of infestations, therefore the wood is only good for packaging. The Asian Longhorn Beetle is native to China, Japan, and Korea. It was first accidentally introduced to Brooklyn, New York in 1996. I was believed to have entered in wooden boxes that were bringing pipes for a sewer project. The shipping had come from China. You can find this species in places that have many trees in the surroundings such as forest, and even suburbs. These beetles don't harm humans physically, but they do harm our environment. One infestation from them can cause about 50 million trees to die and go to waste. Asian Longhorn Beetle Asian Longhorn Beetles are eaten by
Nematodes and Woodpeckers. Then the
beetles eat the trees. They eat chestnut,
green ash, maple and many other types of
trees. Since they destroy trees, then it
affects the habitats of the animals that
live in the trees such as birds and squirrels.
That can affect the food chain too.
There are no reasons for why the Asian Longhorn
Beetle may be successful in it's new environment.
When thinking about the habitat, it doesn't do any good for other animals but itself. Many other animals lose their habitats because they trees are destroyed. Also when you think about the ecosystem, it's not good that they are destroying the trees so why have them? There are attempts to control the growth and spread of these species. The things people are doing to help stop and prevent this invasive species is being careful about moving the pests when moving firewood. Also, they have improved their ability to inspects outgoing shipments, that way it's prohibited to import infested wood. Lastly, you can simply call a forest consultation and have the infested trees cut down. Some trade-offs are that $72 million to $2.3 billion are lost per city and it ruins other habitats of animals. Scientific Name: Anoplophora Glabripennis
Common Name: The Starry Sky or Sky Beetle
Today, this Starry Beetle can still
be found in China, Japan, Korea, The U.S., and even several countries in Europe! Food Web Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta Reasons for Success
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