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M.S. Degree Project,
The family Cerambycidae is a diverse group. These wood borers greatly impact the flora and fauna of the habitat in which they reside. One of the most destructive invasive cerambycids is the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Anoplophora glabripennis. It has devastated both the urban and forested landscapes in New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Ohio. It threatens the maple syrup industry, logging, and tourism tied to the fall foliage in New England. In New Jersey thousands of trees were removed and chemically treated due to the ALB infestation. The communities where this infestation occurred were greatly impacted as the landscape surrounding them drastically changed. Even eight years after the original infestation was detected, the reaction about the program from people in these communities vary greatly and include both cooperative and uncooperative individuals. The encouraging fact is that there are people who are familiar with the invasive beetle proactively report suspicious damage helping the agency find new infestations. As an employee of the ALB Eradication Program, my goal was to create a record of Cerambycidae of this area and to become more familiar with the Cerambycidae that inhabit the ALB quarantine zone.
Cerambycidae Collection 1.JPG (3727 kB)
Cerambycidae Collection 2.JPG (4178 kB)
trmauro_Cerambycidae Rows 1-3.JPG (4126 kB)
trmauro_Cerambycidae Rows 4-6.JPG (3719 kB)