The Country’s Most Dangerous Beetles

Invasive beetles of various colors and sizes have infiltrated U.S. forests, despite efforts by government experts

(Scott Bauer / USDA)


Citrus longhorned beetle
(Maura McCarthy)

Native to: China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam
Attacks: More than 40 hardwood species, including fruit trees and ornamentals
Has shown up in: Georgia, Wisconsin and Washington State
Why we don’t have to worry yet: Government managers have caught the beetle each time and prevented it from becoming established in this country


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