Definition of Asian long-horned beetle in English:

Asian long-horned beetle

noun

  • A large black beetle with white spots whose larvae feed on hardwoods. Infestations in the US have led to large-scale destruction of trees in order to eradicate the pest.

    • ‘The Asian long-horned beetle is another example.’
    • ‘Think of zebra mussels in the Great Lakes and Asian long-horned beetles in New York City.’
    • ‘Baskin points to Asian long-horned beetles, kudzu, zebra mussels, West Nile virus, spotted knapweed, and caulerpa seaweed as just a few culprits.’
    • ‘Next time you make pancakes, you'd better enjoy that maple syrup, because if Asian long-horned beetles get established in North America, it could soon be a thing of the past.’