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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Cerambycidae
Subfamilia: Lamiinae
Tribus: Monochamini
Genus: Anoplophora
Species: A. albopicta – A. amoena – A. ankangensis – A. asuanga – A. beryllina – A. birmanica – A. bowringii – A. cheni – A. chiangi – A. chinensis – A. coeruleoantennata – A. davidis – A. decemmaculata – A. elegans – A. fanjingensis – A. flavomaculata – A. freyi – A. fruhstorferi – A. glabripennis – A. graafi – A. granata – A. gressitti – A. horsfieldii – A. imitatrix – A. irregularis – A. jiangfenglingensis – A. leechi – A. longehirsuta – A. lucipor – A. lurida – A. macularia – A. malasiaca – A. mamaua – A. medenbachii – A. multimaculata – A. ogasawaraensis – A. oshimana – A. quadrifasciata – A. rubidacorpora – A. ryukyensis – A. sebastieni – A. siderea – A. similis – A. sollii – A. stanleyana – A. tianaca – A. tonkinea – A. viriantennatus – A. wusheana – A. zonator

Note: tribus Lamiini in BioLib.

Anoplophora Hope, 1839

Type species: Anoplophora stanleyana Hope, 1840 (monotypy)


Calloplophora J. Thomson, 1864
Cyriocrates J. Thomson, 1868
Type species: Oplophora horsfieldii Hope, 1842 (monotypy)
Falsocyriocrates Pic, 1953
Type species: Cyriocrates adonis Pic, 1925 (= Cyriocrates elegans Gahan, 1888) (original designation)
Melanauster J. Thomson, 1868
Type species: Cerambyx chinensis Forster, 1771 (designated by Lingafelter & Hoebeke, 2002)
Micromelanauster Pic, 1931
Type species: Monohammus bowringii White, 1858 (original designation)
Mimonemophas Breuning, 1961
Type species: Mimonemophas quadrifasciatus Breuning, 1961 (original designation & monotypy)
Oplophora Hope, 1839
Type species: Oplophora sollii Hope, 1839 (designated by Thomson, 1864: 76)

Anoplophora chinensis 2008

Anoplophora chinensis

Primary references

Hope, F.W. 1839. Descriptions of some new insects collected in Assam, by William Griffith, Esq., assistant surgeon in the Madras Medical Service. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 1: 42–44. BHL Reference page. : 43
Hua, L.Z. & Zhang, X.K. 1991. A new species of genus Anoplophora Hope from Huan Province (Coleoptera; Cerambycidae; Lamiinae). Acta Entomologica Sinica 34(1): 76-77. Online. Reference page.
Lingafelter, S.W. & Hoebeke, E.R. 2002. Revision of Anoplophora (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). The Entomological Society of Washington, Washington, D.C. 238 p.


Anoplophora – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Tavakilian, G. & Chevillotte, H.: TITAN: Cerambycidae database, accessed 2021-01-27.

Anoplophora is a genus of beetles in the longhorn beetle family (Cerambycidae). They are native to Asia.[1] Most are large and colorful and thus are depicted in artwork and sought after by beetle collectors.[2] The genus also includes several notorious pest insects.[1]

1 Description
2 Impacts
3 Diversity
4 References
5 Further reading


Beetles of Anoplophora are 1 to 5 centimeters in length. They are spotted or banded with a range of color patterns in shades of yellow, blue, purple, and white.[2] They have very long antennae.[1] One characteristic that is particularly useful for distinguishing the species from one another is the structure of the male genitalia.[3]

Several Anoplophora species are major pests of urban, ornamental, and agricultural trees.

The Asian long-horned beetle (A. glabripennis) is native to China and Korea,[2] and it is now widespread in Europe as an introduced species. Populations of this beetle have been detected in some locations in North America, including Toronto, Chicago, New Jersey, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York City, and have either been declared eradicated, or are currently being dealt with under an eradication program. Many tree species can serve as hosts to the beetle, but it especially favors maples.[4]

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 trees. 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.[1]

In a 2002 revision of the genus, 36 species were recognized.[2] At least one more species has been described since then.[5]

Species include:[6]

Anoplophora beryllina[7]
Anoplophora cheni
Anoplophora chinensis - citrus long-horned beetle[8]
Anoplophora davidis
Anoplophora elegans
Anoplophora flavomaculata
Anoplophora freyi
Anoplophora glabripennis - Asian long-horned beetle
Anoplophora granata
Anoplophora horsfieldi
Anoplophora lurida
Anoplophora macularia
Anoplophora medenbachii
Anoplophora quadrifasciata
Anoplophora rubidacorpora[5]
Anoplophora sollii
Anoplophora stanleyana


McDougall, D. N. Anoplophora chinensis. USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry. North American Forest Commission Exotic Forest Pest Information System (NAFC-ExFor). 2001.
Hoebeke, E. R. and G. Page. (2002). Longhorned beetles of the genus Anoplophora and lithography: Alien invaders in the eye of the beholder! Archived 2010-12-16 at the Wayback Machine American Entomologist 48(4) 200-06.
Wu, W. and S. Jiang. (1989). A taxonomic study of the male genitalia of the genus Anoplophora Hope (Col. Cerambycidae). Acta Entomologica Sinica 2, 012.
Smith, M. T., et al. (2009). Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky): Lessons learned and opportunities to improve the process of eradication and management. American Entomologist 55(1) 21-26.
Xie, G. L., et al. (2012). An unusual new species of Anoplophora Hope, 1839 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Guizhou, China. Archived October 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Far Eastern Entomologist (248) 1-4.
[1] Old World Monochamini.
"Anoplophora beryllina s.STR".

"Anoplophora chinensis chinensis".

Further reading

Lingafelter, S. W. and E. R. Hoebeke. Revision of Anoplophora (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). The Entomological Society of Washington, Washington, D.C. 2002. 238 p.

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