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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.

New York Invasive Species Information - Asian Longhorned Beetle
New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

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.

Plantwise Technical Factsheet - Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
CABI. Plantwise Knowledge Bank.

EPPO Global Database - Anoplophora glabripennis
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.

Invaders Factsheet: Asian Long-horned Beetle
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).

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.

Forest Pests: Invasive Plants and Insects of Maryland - Asian Longhorned Beetle (Aug 2012; PDF | 279 KB)
Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Forest Service.
See also: Invasive Plants and Insects Fact Sheets for additional species to help control invasive species in Maryland

Asian Longhorned Beetle
Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Insects & Pests - Asian Longhorned Beetle
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Field Guide: Invasive - Asian Longhorned Beetle
Missouri Department of Conservation.
See also: For more information about Invasive Tree Pests (insects and diseases) that are not native to Missouri

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.


Help With Pests - 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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