The periodical cicada emerges in massive groups once every 13 or 17 years and is completely unique to North America. There are 15 of these mass groups, called broods, of periodical cicadas in the United States.
Asian longhorned beetle, or ALB, responsible for the destruction of more than 1,500 trees in northeastern Illinois, has been eradicated in Illinois, state and federal officials recently said on Thursday, April 17.
A fall 2004 collection of a solitary female woodwasp in a New York survey trap was identified in February 2005 as Sirex noctilio. Infested red (Pinus resinosae) and Scots (P. sylvestris) pines were subsequently found in nearby Oswego, NY later that spring.
Callidiellum villosulum (Fairmaire), also known as the Brown Fir Longhorned Beetle, has been found in real wood trunks of artificial Christmas trees imported from China. During the time period 1999 – 2001, more than 20 interceptions of this species were recorded.