Methods to Evaluate Host Tree Suitability to the Asian Long horned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis
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Journal of Environmental Horticulture 20:175-180
Two procedures were evaluated for assessing tree susceptibility to Anaplophora glabripennis. In the first procedure, adult beetles were caged with a section of sugar maple, northern red oak, white oak, honeylocust, eastern cottonwood, sycamore or tulip poplar wood Results showed that females laid viable eggs on sugar maple, red oak, white oak and honcylocust. Oviposition did not occur on cottonwood, sycamore, or tulip poplar, Eighty-seven percent of the first instar larvae survived in white oak, followed by sugar maple (82%), honeylocust (50%), and red oak (39%). In the second procedure, first instar larvae were manually inserted into potted sugar maple, green ash, and red oak trees and allowed to feed for 60 or 90 days. Significantly more larvae survived for 90 days within the red oak (67%) compared to green ash (17%). Larvae recovered from red oak weighed significantly more than larvae from sugar maple or green ash. Larval survival was positively related to height of insertion. The results indicate: 1) controlled laboratory and greenhouse-based procedures can be used to assess tree suitability to A. glabripennis and 2) A. glabripennis will oviposit and larvae can develop in northern red oak for up to 90 days, suggesting that this species may be a potential host.
Keywordshost plant resistance, invasive pest, Populus deltoides, Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Gleditsia triacanthos, Quercus rubra, Acer saccharum, Platanus occidentalis, Liriodendron tulipifera, Quercus alba
Ludwig, Scott W.; Lazarus, Laura; McCullough, Deborah G.; Hoover, Kelli; Montero, Silvia; Sellmer, James C. 2002. Methods to Evaluate Host Tree Suitability to the Asian Long horned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 20:175-180