Red-necked longhorn beetle : Observatree guides


Red-necked longhorn beetle : Observatree guides Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Forest Research ISBN: 8010000001473 Categories: , , Tag:

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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