Anoplophora glabripennis

Anoplophora glabripennis, Asia longhorn beetle Host and distribution The most destructive non-native insect attacking US trees in the Asian longhorn beetle Anoplophora glabripennis. As with the closely related Citrus longhorn beetle (A. chinensis), A. glabripennis attacks a wide range of Asian, North American and European tree species (esp. maples, chestnuts, sycamores and poplars). Asian longhorn originated …

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Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

Bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, citrus greening, also known as huanglongbing Host and distribution Ca. L. asiaticus is a bacterial pathogen originating in Asia that has recently been introduced into the Americas (1). It causes citrus greening, which now presents an unprecedented threat to citrus production worldwide. It is transmitted by the phloem-feeding citrus psyllid insects (Diaphorina …

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