Ind. (AP) - A Purdue University entomologist is urging Indiana residents to
scout the trees on their property for signs of a destructive beetle thatís
killed trees in several other states.
Sadof says August is the peak emergence season for the Asian long-horned
beetle, which poses a serious threat to shade trees. The invasive insect has
been found in Chicago and Ohio, but it hasnít yet been spotted in Indiana.
Sadof says private
citizens have been critical to eradication efforts in Illinois, Ohio, New
York and New Jersey. He suggests residents with swimming pools also check
their water skimmers for the beetles because the insects often fall into
long-horned beetle has long, black-and-white antennae, which give it its
name, and a glossy, black body with irregular white spots.