Citrus long-horned beetle

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The citrus long-horned beetle (A. chinensis syn. A. malasiaca) has been introduced from Asia to Europe and North America. It is a pest of citrus and other fruit and nut Citrus long-horned beetle 2trees.



It infests forest trees and ornamentals. It attacks over 100 species of trees, shrubs, and herbs from many plant families. Damage from its wood-boring larvae can kill trees



The Citrus longhorn beetle (Anoplophora chinensis), is a new threat with the potential to cause severe damage to a wide range of UK broadleaved trees and shrubs. Because it is not established it is classed as a quarantine pest for the European Union and is therefore subject to official controls. The natural range of the beetle includes China, Japan and other countries in South East Asia.

A group of organisations - Fera, Forestry Commission, National Trust, Woodland Trust, Horticultural Trades' Association and others have combined their efforts to produce two versions, one for a general audience and one aimed at the horticultural trade, of a film designed to provide information and background on why the beetle is a problem, how to identify it, symptoms to look out for, and most importantly what to do if you suspect you may have found either the pest or signs of its presence


Citrus Longhorn Beetle - General



A female(?) of citrus long-horned beetle (Anoplophora malasiaca, family Cerambycidae) getting airborne from a leaf and then from a branch. Early-August 2013 in Japan

Citrus Long-horned Beetle Takeoff


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