One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Anoplophora glabripennis, family Cerambycidae
- ‘Baskin points to Asian long-horned beetles, kudzu, zebra mussels, West Nile virus, spotted knapweed, and caulerpa seaweed as just a few culprits.’
- ‘Think of zebra mussels in the Great Lakes and Asian long-horned beetles in New York City.’
- ‘The Asian long-horned beetle is another example.’
- ‘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.’
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