Asian long-horned beetle

noun
variants: or Asian longhorned beetle or less commonly Asian longhorn beetle

Definition of Asian long-horned beetle

: a large long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) that is a serious pest of hardwood trees and is native to China and Korea and has been introduced into North America and Europe
Note: The Asian long-horned beetle is black with white spots and has long antennae banded with black and white.
  • The creature is the Asian long-horned beetle, which kills trees by eating them from the inside and which has no natural enemies in the United States.
  • —David StoutNew York Times19 Mar. 2000
  • Her tree was among the first of 470 maples, ashes, elms and horse chestnuts to be cut down, chipped up and burned in an effort to stop the spread of a new and unwelcome Chinese import: the Asian long-horned beetle.
  • —Wendy ColeTime15 Feb. 1999

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First Known Use of asian long-horned beetle

1996


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