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Citrus longhorn beetle video
The Citrus longhorn beetle (Anoplophora chinensis), is a new threat with the potential to cause severe damage to a wide range of UK broadleaved trees and shrubs. Because it is not established it is classed as a quarantine pest for the European Union and is therefore subject to official controls. The natural range of the beetle includes China, Japan and other countries in South East Asia.
A group of organisations - Fera, Forestry Commission, National Trust, Woodland Trust, Horticultural Trades' Association and others have combined their efforts to produce two versions, one for a general audience and one aimed at the horticultural trade, of a film designed to provide information and background on why the beetle is a problem, how to identify it, symptoms to look out for, and most importantly what to do if you suspect you may have found either the pest or signs of its presence.
Further information about the pest is available from the Fera website at: http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/plants/plantHealth/pestsDiseases/clb/index.cfm