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Asian Longhorn Beetle Anoplophora glabripennis By: Nickolas Lair & Luis Sanchez. Invasive Species Project. Distribution. From small forest in China, Japan, and Korea Introduced in Brooklyn, New York in 1996 Came to the U.S. in the 1980s

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invasive species project

Asian Longhorn Beetle


By: Nickolas Lair & Luis Sanchez

Invasive Species Project

  • From small forest in China, Japan, and Korea
  • Introduced in Brooklyn, New York in 1996
  • Came to the U.S. in the 1980s
  • Came here on a Chinese cargo ship accidently in wooden boxes with pipes, for a sewage pipe project
effects on people
Effects on people
  • Severely damages trees, such as maples, elms, chestnuts, willows, mulberries, and black locusts
  • They eat the insides of these trees, thus, in time, killing the trees
  • This bad for people, because killing the trees reduces the oxygen
effects on ecosystems
Effects on Ecosystems
  • Since they kill trees, it reduces oxygen, and it destroys homes of other organisms
reasons for success
Reasons for Success
  • It is successful in its new habitat because there are plenty of trees in the ecosystem
  • It’s also successful because there are no natural predators in its new habitat
issu es for the future
Issues for the Future
  • There are no attempts to kill the beetle since there are no pesticides that can kill it
  • A trade-off can be if we can’t find a pesticide that can kill the beetle they would end up destroying more trees