Asian longhorn beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
The Asian longhorn beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is a serious invasive pest that is found in South East Asia. It is listed in the Plant Health Directive and requirements on wood packaging (a major host) are included in ISPM 15 to minimise the risk of introductions. Asian longhorn beetles can infest a very wide range of broadleaved trees and would be a major threat to horticulture and the wider environment if they became established. The larvae feed undetected on the inside of trees leaving them weakened and susceptible to further pest and disease damage.
|Useful Info||Useful Guides|
|EPPO factsheet||Asian longhorn beetle Quarantine Identification Card|
|Asian longhorn beetle Pest Alert|
|Differentiating Anoplophora longhorn beetle damage from that of native wood-boring insects|
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Members of the horticultural trade and the public are urged to be vigilant for signs of this pest. The Pest Alert under the "Useful Guides" section provide useful information on what to look out for. Anybody finding one of these distinctive beetles should isolate the beetle (best in a sealed glass jar) and contact the Fera Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate (PHSI). The PHSI should also be notified if there is other evidence of infestation by the Asian longhorn beetle.