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The worst kind of snowbird: the invasive of Asian longhorned beetle in South Carolina

David Coyle, Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist, Clemson University

The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (ALB), was found in South Carolina in May 2020, which now represents the southernmost infestation in North America. Eradication efforts are underway, but several challenges persist due to the novel climate and environment in which ALB has established. This talk will provide a refresher on ALB biology and identification, as well as established and potential eradication methods being used in South Carolina. We will discuss how ALB likely arrived in the Deep South, and also why the threat of more ALB movement and new infestations is unlikely to cease.

March 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am


March 3, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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