Invasive SpeciesAsian long horned beetle

Anoplophora glabripennis
NOT FOUND by Zoe 202
2012-05-23
Dedham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Wooly Bears
Peer reviewed by Wooly Bears
Field Notes
I am happy because we did not find the invasive Asian Longhorn Beetle. A question I ran into was where to look on the tree for the Beetle. I see trees, mosquitoes, and leaves. I hear cars on the nearby road. I smell fresh air. I am surprised by what I didn't find because I expected to find more of the types of trees where the Asian Longhorn Beetles invaded and to find evidence of the beetles.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The tree is healthy, free of insects such as the Asian Longhorn Beetle.
Photo of my evidence.
Another healthy tree. A close-up of the bark shows no presence of the beetle.
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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Latitude: 
N 44.720000 °
Longitude: 
W -68.620000 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
Hemlock Hill
Trip date: 
Wed, 2012-05-23 12:41
Town or city: 
Dedham
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
5 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Tree canopy cover: 
3/4 - Completely covered
Soil moisture: 
Moist

Comments

We have never found the Asian longhorned beetle in Maine, so it is not surprising that you didn't see any signs of an infestation. Although, a light infestation of ALB is easy to miss. Thanks for looking around for it. The beetles will start to emerge in mid-July in Massachusetts, so if they were in Maine, you will start to see them late-July into early October.

That sketch is superb :)