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Archive for June, 2009

The Eyed Click Beetle: Another ALB “Look-Alike”

The whitespotted sawyer is not the only species which is frequently mistaken for the Asian longhorned beetle. We have received several reports recently from concerned residents who thought they had ALB on their property, but it turned out to be another “look-alike” species: the eyed click beetle (Alaus oculatus). Unlike ALB, the eyed click beetle […]

Emerald Ash Borer found in NY

The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis, “EAB”) has found for the first time in Western New York. The invasive, wood-boring beetle was discovered earlier this week when USDA employees noticed suspicious damage to ash trees off of a highway in the town of Randolph, located in Cattaraugus County. So far, about 30 trees have been […]

More whitespotted sawyer beetle images

Here is a another great whitespotted sawyer beetle image, sent in by Mary Malley:This is a specimen we inspected earlier today, also whitespotted pine sawyer:Note the distinct white half-moon shape at the top of the wing covers, behind the neck. Here is an Asian longhorned beetle for comparison (this photo was taken in August 2008 […]