Definition of Asian long-horned beetle in English:

Share this entry

Asian long-horned beetle

noun

A large black beetle with white spots whose larvae feed on hardwoods. Infestations in the US have led to large-scale destruction of trees in order to eradicate the pest.
  • Anoplophora glabripennis, family Cerambycidae.
Example sentences
  • Next time you make pancakes, you'd better enjoy that maple syrup, because if Asian long-horned beetles get established in North America, it could soon be a thing of the past.
  • Baskin points to Asian long-horned beetles, kudzu, zebra mussels, West Nile virus, spotted knapweed, and caulerpa seaweed as just a few culprits.
  • Think of zebra mussels in the Great Lakes and Asian long-horned beetles in New York City.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: A·sian long-horned bee·tle

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.