Asian longhorned beetle larvae

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Metrics details. Relatively little is known about the genomic basis and evolution of wood-feeding in beetles. We undertook genome sequencing and annotation, gene expression assays, studies of plant cell wall degrading enzymes, and other functional and comparative studies of the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis , a globally significant invasive species capable of inflicting severe feeding damage on many important tree species. Complementary studies of genes encoding enzymes involved in digestion of woody plant tissues or detoxification of plant allelochemicals were undertaken with the genomes of 14 additional insects, including the newly sequenced emerald ash borer and bull-headed dung beetle.

Asian longhorned beetle larvae eat plant tissues that their parents cannot

Asian longhorn beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) - Forest Research

Some of the trees which it can damage are forest and woodland species. Asian longhorn beetle is not known to be present in the United Kingdom, although one outbreak breeding population was found in Paddock Wood, Kent, England, in It was subject to rapid eradication action, and annual surveys since then have found no evidence of a continuing presence. There have also been occasional interceptions of individual beetles in the UK. Since there have also been outbreaks in several European countries, incuding Italy, some of which are still subject to eradication action.

Asian long-horned beetle

Adults : Adults are active from early summer to mid-fall. They feed on the bark of twigs periodically throughout the mating and egg-laying period. On sunny days, the adult beetles are most active from mid-morning to early-afternoon. They usually rest in the canopy on cloudy days. Eggs : In preparation for egg-laying, females chew oval grooves in the bark in which they lay one egg about mm in length.
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