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Citrus Longhorned Beetle

Citrus longhorned beetle - Invasive.orgScientific name: Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) (Haack et al. 2010)

Common name: Citrus longhorned beetle, citrus-root cerambycid, rough-shouldered longhorned beetle

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Native To: China, Japan and Korea (Gyeltshen and Hodges 2005)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Washington 2001 – eradicated (Gyeltshen and Hodges 2005)

Means of Introduction: Intercepted at nurseries in imported plants (Thomas 2004)

Impact: Attacks numerous species of hardwood trees including Citrus spp., but also pecan, apple, Australian pine, hibiscus, sycamore, willow, pear, mulberry, pigeon pea, China-berry, poplar, litchi, kumquat, Japanese red cedar, and Ficus. (Thomas 2004)

Current U.S. Distribution: Not currently established in the U.S.



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Citrus Longhorned Beetle
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

Citrus Pests - Citrus longhorned beetle
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program.
See also: Citrus Resource

Featured Creatures - Citrus longhorned beetle
University of Florida. Entomology and Nematology Department.

Invasive Species Compendium - Anoplophora chinensis
CAB International.

Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests - Anoplophora malasiaca and Anoplophora chinensis (PDF | 43 KB)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

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

Species Alert: Anoplophora chinensis found in Denmark
European Network on Invasive Alien Species.

Exotic Forest Pest Information System (ExFor) - Anoplophora chinensis
North American Forest Commission. Insect and Disease Study Group.

Phytosanitary Alert System - Anoplophora chinensis
North American Plant Protection Organization.



Citrus Longhorned Beetle (PDF | 130 KB)
Idaho State Department of Agriculture.


Citrus Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora chinensis
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Citrus long-horned beetle - Invasive Species Factsheets (Feb 2010; PDF | 1.01 MB)
Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program; Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Citrus Longhorned Beetle - Indiana's Most Unwanted Invasive Plant Pests
Purdue University (Indiana). Indiana Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program.



Gyeltshen, J. and A. Hodges. 2005. Featured Creatures - Citrus longhorned beetle. University of Florida, Entomology and Nematology Department.

Haack, R.A., F. Hérard, 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.

Thomas M.C. 2004. Citrus Longhorned Beetle (CLB), Anoplophora chinensis (Forester). Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry Pest Alert.

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Last Modified: Feb 24, 2015
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