Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky, 1853)

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English Asian long-horn beetle Status LU: absent.
Lëtzebuergesch Asiatesche Bockkiewerlek Status Eur.: introduced.
Français Longicorne asiatique RA: ISEIA: B0, Alert List. Harmonia+: n/a.
Deutsch Asiatischer Laubholzkäfer Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Asian long-horned beetle Wikipedia - Français - Longicorne asiatique Wikipedia - Deutsch - Asiatischer Laubholzbockkäfer Nederlands | Wikispecies: Wikispecies | CABI
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Report Anoplophora glabripennis to the National Museum of Natural History.

Brief description

File:Aziatische-boktor.jpgAnoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky, 1853) is native to eastern China, and Korea. The Asian long-horned beetle has now been accidentally introduced into the United States, where it was first discovered in 1996, as well as Canada, and several countries in Europe, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy and UK. This beetle is believed to have been spread from Asia in solid wood packaging material. Due to high tree mortality caused by larval feeding outside its native range, A. glabripennis can change both forest and urban ecosystems. In the United States, it can potentially destroy 30.3% of urban trees and cause $669 billion in economic loss. Early detection is used to manage infestations before they can spread (Wikipedia contributors 2020).

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

There is no documented observation of Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky, 1853) in Luxembourg yet (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2020).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol

B0 (3+3+2+1) = Alert List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Harmonia+ protocol

Overall risk score 0,10 = (Overall Invasion score 0,24 x Overall Impact score 0,50) (evaluated by Jennifer Cross, Svenja Christian and Roland Proess).


Worldwide distribution


  • CABI, 2019. Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky, 1853). In: Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. URL: [accessed 2020-03-04]
  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020. Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky, 1853) in MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: [Accessed 2020-03-04]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]
  • Wikipedia contributors, 2020. Asian long-horned beetle, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 29 November 2019, 18:33 UTC, <> [accessed 2020-03-04]

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