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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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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.

Gallery of Pests - Asian Longhorned Beetle
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Federal Government

Hungry Pests: The Threat - Asian Longhorned Beetle
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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

Asian Longhorned Beetle
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Public outreach and educational site (former Asianlonghornedbeetle.com site).

Plant Pests and Diseases Program: Insects and Mites - 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.

International Government

Insects - Asian Longhorned Beetle
Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Forest Invasive Alien Species - Asian Longhorned Beetle
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

State Government

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.

Insects & Pests - Asian Longhorned Beetle
Minnesota 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
Oklahoma 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: May 18, 2016
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