Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulsky, 1854, a new introduced pest that could threat hardwood trees in Lebanon (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).

Abstract

The Asian longhorn beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulsky, 1854, was intercepted as invasive species in Lebanon. Populus nigra and Salix baybilonica, which are frequently used in landscaping gardens and windy lands, are the most susceptible host trees. No natural predators or parasitoids are reported for A. glabripennis in Lebanon. Based on this information, there is a high risk that this introduced species could be established in the country and threat the hardwood trees in urban and forest habitats. Set up quarantine regulations are very crucial to prohibit the importation of infested material and impose fumigation of all solid wood packaging materials infested.