Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

PM 7/149 (1) Anoplophora glabripennis and Anoplophora chinensis.

Abstract

The two Asian cerambycid species, Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian longhorn beetle) and A. chinensis (citrus longhorn beetle), are invasive pests that have caused severe damage to a broad range of host plants in the urban environment outside their native range over the last decade. This Standard describes a diagnostic protocol for these pests. This Standard should be used in conjunction with PM 7/76 Use of EPPO Diagnostic Protocols. Information is given on the pest identity, detection (in plants and in wood packaging material), and identification using morphological and molecular methods.