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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 (Haack et al. 2010)

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. (Gyeltshen and Hodges 2005)

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.

NOBANIS: Species Alert - Anoplophora chinensis Found in Denmark (Jun 2011)
European Network on Invasive Alien Species.

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.

Forecasting Invasion Risks: Factsheets - Citrus Long-horned Beetle (Feb 2010; 1 MB)
Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.



Gyeltshen, J. and A. Hodges. 2005. Featured Creatures - Citrus Longhorned Beetle. University of Florida, Entomology and Nematology Department. EENY-357.

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.

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