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Asian Longhorned Beetle Larva

Photo of an Asian longhorned beetle larva, held in someone's fingers

ALB larvae are yellowish-white, wormlike, cylindrical, and fleshy, with a varied texture on the underside. While young, larvae tunnel beneath the bark and feed on the inner bark of tree branches and trunk. As they grow, they tunnel deeper into the sapwood. The preferred trees of this invasive species include nearly all our maple species, as well as horsechestnut, black locust, elms, birches, willows, poplars, and green ash.

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