The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) infestation has been an ongoing problem for the Midwest, Northeast, and parts of the South contiguous United States. The purpose of this project is to identify the currently infested areas and to create a potential spread map for counties in Michigan nearest to the Ohio infestation. There is a strong probability that infestations will spread into Michigan. The climate is ideal for the beetle and Michigan’s native tree species, the sugar maple, is its preferred host. Michigan’s most susceptible counties are Monroe, Washtenaw, and Wayne. The potential destruction of Michigan’s maple trees could significantly damage not only the maple and paper industries but Michigan’s biodiversity as well because maple trees are a food source and shelter for thousands of animal species. Learning about this invasive species, the dangers they impose on everyday life, and how to mitigate the damage caused by it, is essential.

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