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For years invasives have caused great environmental damage, like the gypsy moth which devastated deciduous forests in the Eastern and Midwestern parts of the country. One of the most recent arrivals is the walnut twig beetle that is native to Arizona and Mexico. However, after living millennia there it began expanding its range in 2000. It feeds on black walnut trees and now threatens these trees in the Carolinas with Thousand Canker Disease.