Red-necked longhorn beetle : Observatree guides


Red-necked longhorn beetle : Observatree guides Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Forest Research
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The red-necked longhorn beetle (RNLB, Aromia bungii), also known as the peach or plum longhorn beetle, is native to eastern Asia and poses a serious threat to a range of fruit and ornamental Prunus, as well as other hardwood trees. The larvae of the beetles feed and tunnel under the bark and in the wood of both healthy and stressed trees and can affect fruit yields. Trees may be weakened or even killed after several successive years of infestation by this insect pest. The climate in much of the UK is conducive to the establishment and spread of RNLB, whose main pathway of entry to this country is via the live plant trade and in wood packaging material.

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