Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky, 1853)
Last updated: December 12th, 2006
Asian longhorned beetle, Asian long-horn beetle.
Large, stout beetle, 20-35 mm long with a jet-black body with white spots on the elytra; the antennae are longer than the body, black with blue rings at segment base. It is a xylophagous species, feeding on a wide range of deciduous trees, mostly species with soft wood such as Acer or Populus where the larvae live inside the wood, in tree bole or large branches, adults eat bark on small branches.