The Asian longhorned beetle lives for three years as a larva or pupa before it matures. When the adult beetle emerges, it leaves behind a hole 3/8 inch in diameter. Wood shavings may be found around the base of infested trees or coming out of the hole.
This shrub can be found all over the state, since it was planted widely with the best of intentions. Despite its “pros,” this species has proven to be very invasive. It threatens native ecosystems and should not be planted.
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