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Asian Long-Horned Beetle

Asian long-horned beetleScientific name: Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky, 1853) (ITIS)

Common names: Asian long-horned beetle (ALB), starry sky beetle

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  • New Pheromone Traps Lure Asian Longhorned Beetles out of Hiding (Winter 2012)
    USDA. Forest Service.
    Entomologists from the U.S. Forest Service's Northern Research Station and Pennsylvania State University have developed a pheromone trap that lures Asian long-horned beetles out of hiding. Although it is not a treatment that can kill lots of beetles, this new trap is a major step forward in being able to detect the beetle. It may be used for finding outliers and hidden infestations in quarantine zones and standing sentry in high-risk areas.

Selected Resources

Native To: Asia (Hu et al. 2009)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First breeding populations discovered in New York in 1996 (Haack et al. 2010)

Means of Introduction: Arrived accidentally in cargo from Asia (Hu et al. 2009)

Impact: Destructive wood-boring pest of maple and other hardwoods (Haack et al. 2010)

Current U.S. Distribution:




Selected Resources:

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Asian Longhorned Cooperative Eradication Program
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.

Pest Alert: Asian Longhorned Beetle
North Central Integrated Pest Management Center.

Invasive Species Compendium - Anoplophora glabripennis
CAB International.

Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests - Anoplophora glabripennis (PDF | 37 KB)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE): Species Factsheet - Anoplophora glabripennis
European Commission. Sixth Framework Programme.

Global Invasive Species Database - Anoplophora glabripennis (insect)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.


Asian Longhorned Beetle
USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.

Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis: An Emerging Success (PDF | 126 KB)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Asian Longhorned Beetle
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Pest Alert: Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis): A New Introduction
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area.

Forest Disturbance Processes - Asian Longhorned Beetle
USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

Asian Longhorned Beetle
Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Plant Health Division.

Asian longhorned beetle - Trees, Insects and Diseases of Canada's Forests - Asian Longhorned Beetle
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
See also: Detecting Signs and Symptoms of Asian Longhorned Beetle Injury: Training Guide (2006; PDF | 9.44 MB)


Pest Profile - Asian Longhorned Beetle
California Department of Food and Agriculture. Plant Health Division. Pest Detection/Emergency Projects Branch.

Asian Longhorned Beetle
Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Asian Longhorned Beetle
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Division of Parks and Forestry.

Asian Longhorned Beetle
Ohio Department of Agriculture.


Asian Long-Horned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

Introduced Species Summary Project - Asian Longhorned Beetle
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.

Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis
Oklahamo State University. Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Asian Longhorned Beetle - UVM Public Awareness
University of Vermont. Entomological Research Laboratory.


Asian Long-horned Beetle
Canada. Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

Asian Longhorned Beetle
Morton Arboretum (Illinois).


Haack, R.A., F. Herard, J. Sun, and J.J. Turgeon. 2010. Managing invasive populations of Asian longhorned beetle and citrus longhorned beetle: a worldwide perspective. Annual Review of Entomology 55:521-546.

Hu, J., S. Angeli, S. Schuetz, Y. Luo, and A.E. Hajek. 2009. Ecology and management of exotic and endemic Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 11(4):359-375.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Anoplophora glabripennis. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

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Last Modified: Nov 24, 2015
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