Invasive SpeciesAsian long horned beetle

Anoplophora glabripennis
NOT FOUND by 61qk151
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by pparent
Peer reviewed by 51la2
Field Notes
I was outside on May 28th, and there was a bug flying around.It looked like an Asian Long-Horned beetle.The bug landed on one of my Dad’s cars. So, I trapped it and brought it in to have my teacher(Mr. Parent)look at it for further identification. I left the insect in the room and Mr. Parent gave me a pamphlet and I looked at it and thought that it might not be the ALB beetle. I think it might be the native to Maine White spotted Sawyer. I hope it is not the Asian Long-Horned beetle because it would be a serious inconvenience to our Maine forest’s if they are now in our state. Usually, the White spotted Sawyer is brown. But, this one seems to be a black or really dark brown. The bug is large compared to the White Spotted Sawyer. I am very confused about the species ID. But, i’m hoping Vital Signs will help me out with the identification.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The bug is darker than the usual White spotted sawyer. I hope that there is not ALB in Maine yet.
Photo of my evidence.
I will be trying to ID my bug as the White Spotted Sawyer. I personally believe that it is the Sawyer because my beetle’s antena’s do not have the white marks on them, it also is not as big as the usual ALB. Although the bug is blackish in color, I still believe that it looks a lot more like the White Spotted Sawyer than the ALB bug.
Photo of my evidence.
I honesty don’t know what the bug is so I will stick with my hypothesis of the bug being White Spotted Sawyer. If the bug is ALB though, then it will be one of the first ALB spotting’s in Maine. The two bugs are so similar that it is hard to really ID one.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Anoplophora glabripennis
Common name:
Asian long horned beetle
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.531688 °
W -70.812819 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
White Spotted Sawer?
Trip date: 
Mon, 2012-05-28 08:07
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey



Yep. White spotted sawyer. Definitely.

You are both right, and great photos! It is the whitespotted sawyer. They emerge a few months earlier than the Asian longhorned beetle.

Thanks, I thought it was the white spotted sawyer right from the start.

Nice work I am doing the same investigation I believe you have the Whitspotted Sawyer just like me due to the white spot at the base of the wings brilliant work!