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Citrus longhorned beetle

Scientific Name
Anoplophora chinensis
Scientific Author
(Forster, 1771)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Typical cerambycid shape, 25 mm (male) and 35 mm (female) – the elytra of females is parallel whereas the elytra of males is distally tapered; antennae 1.7-2 times body length in males and 1.2 times body length in females.  Beetle has several irregular white spots on the elytra; antennae have 11 segments, each with a white blue base; Females are larger than males; both are glossy black (after emergence from the tree will be very blue-black) and finely punctate.

The other species which A. chinensis may be confused with is A. glabripennis.  The two species can be separated as follows:

Pronotum: A. chinensis (morph from Japan) has two bluish-white hair spots on either side of the pronotum; pronotum in A. glabripennis and A. chinensis (morph from China) black and without hairspots.

Elytra: A. chinensis has numerous tubercles at the base of the elytra while the base of the elytra in A. glabripennis is smooth.

Scutellum: A. glabripennis and A. chinensis (morph from China) is black, A. chinensis (morph from Japan) has a white hair patch.

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EPPO Data sheet & Cornell University Info Sheet

 

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
16/08/2005 03:05 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:31 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Citrus longhorned beetle (Anoplophora chinensis) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:31:44 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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