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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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Council or Task Force

Stop the Invasion: Citrus and Asian Long-horned Beetles (Jun 2016; PDF | 479 KB)
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.
See also: Outreach and Educational Materials - Invasive Species Fact Sheets for more resources


Gallery of Pests - 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

Invasive Species Compendium - Anoplophora chinensis
CAB International.

EPPO Global Database - Anoplophora chinensis
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.
See also: Species Alerts and NOBANIS Fact Sheets for invasive alien species of the European region, covering both animals and plants, as well as microorganisms

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


EDIS - Citrus Longhorned Beetle
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY357

Forecasting Invasion Risks: Factsheets - Citrus Long-horned Beetle (Feb 2010; PDF | 1 MB)
Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.
See also: Forecasting Invasion Risks for more factsheets


Gyeltshen, J. and A. Hodges. 2005. Citrus Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora chinensis. University of Florida, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY357 (IN633).

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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Last Modified: Aug 18, 2018
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