Anoplophora glabripennis found in New Jersey (US)
In October 2002, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae - EPPO A1 list) was reported in New Jersey City (New Jersey, US). The beetle was detected in 98 trees, mostly Acer. This is a new state record but probably not a separate introduction, as it is only a few kilometres away from the original discovery in Brooklyn, New York. Eradication measures (destruction of trees) are being applied.
NAPIS web site
Tree-munching Asia beetles are discovered in Jersey City by the New York Times
New Jersey Department of Environment Protection – Division of parks and forestry.
Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis).
NAPPO Pest Alert, 2002-11-19.
Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis reported in New Jersey.