USDA, College of Charleston join forces to fight invasive beetle at Stono Preserve

How the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) journeyed to South Carolina is currently unknown, but it certainly didn’t come by itself. “The Asian Longhorned Beetle doesn’t typically fly far, so their major movement is through people moving wood,” says Matt Rutter, academic director of the College of Charleston at Stono Preserve and associate professor at the College’s Department of Biology. The first U. S. sighting of the ALB was in 1996 in Brooklyn, New York.