One Car’s Mission to Raise Awareness of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making good use out of a Volkswagen Beetle to warn people about the dangers of the Asian Longhorned Beetle. The destructive bug has hit trees in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Toronto and Massachusetts. With a black body covered in white spots, the VW Beetle was designed to encourage people to visit the website and learn more about the harmful effects of the Asian Longhorned Beetle. “It feed heavily on maple. New England is covered with maple. If it was left unchecked, it can drastically change the landscape and the economy of New England,” said USDA spokesperson Ryan Vazquez. Read more (ABC40 News) or visit the website.

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