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Christopher Pierce, USDA APHIS PPQ,

Velvet longhorned beetle

Trichoferus campestris

Velvet longhorned beetle (Trichoferus campestris) is an insect pest. It is a native of Asia and Russia and was first detected in Illinois in 2009.

This beetle preferentially attacks orchard trees but is found on a wide range of forest and landscaping trees. It is also able to develop in very dry wood and could be a pest of structural timbers. This is just one of many pests that are moved to un-infested trees by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet.
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