Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

USA Flag Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian Longhorned Beetle) - Portions of Long Island, New York added to the regulated area
Date posted: 05/22/2014
Contact: Robyn Rose, National Policy Manager, at 301-851-2283
Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding 28 square miles in the Towns of Oyster Bay, Huntington, and Babylon on Long Island, New York, to the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) regulated area. APHIS is taking this action in response to the recent detection of ALB-infested trees on Long Island. As a result, the total regulated area for ALB has expanded from 23-square miles to 51-square miles on Long Island.

The Federal Order describes the regulated area and includes the associated reference to the Code of Federal Regulations at Section 7 CFR Part 301.51 et seq. that lists the provisions for the movement of ALB-regulated articles. This action is necessary to prevent the human-assisted spread of ALB.

ALB is a destructive wood-boring pest of maple and other hardwoods. ALB was first discovered in the United States in Brooklyn, New York in August 1996. Subsequent ALB finds occurred in Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Ohio. After the completion of control and regulatory activities and confirmation surveys, ALB has been eradicated in Illinois; New Jersey; and Islip, Manhattan and Staten Island, New York.

Under IPPC Standards, Anoplophora glabripennis is considered a pest that is present, only in some areas and under eradication in the United States.