The Asian longhorned beetle is an invasive species that was introduced to North America in the 1990s and made its way to Ontario by 2002. It is originally from China and Korea where it is also considered a pest which kills a variety of native trees.
Asian longhorned beetle (ALHB) is an invasive forest pest with no natural enemies in North America that attacks nearly all broadleaf trees, with native Maples being the preferred host. It was introduced to North America
Invasive Species (Anoplophora glabripennis) Watch List Prohibited in Michigan The Asian longhorned beetle can attack and kill many tree species including poplar, willow, sycamore, and horse chestnut, but its favorite host are maple trees. The larvae feed in tunnels in the wood of the tree branches and trunks, eventually killing the tree.