Anoplophora glabripennis (Agla_1.0)

Anoplophora glabripennis Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Anoplophora glabripennis


The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), also known as the starry sky, sky beetle, or ALB, is native to eastern China, Japan, and Korea. This species has now been accidentally introduced into the United States, where it was first discovered in 1996, as well as Canada, Trinidad, and several countries in Europe, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy and UK. Adults are very large insects with bodies ranging from 1.7 to 3.9 cm in length, and antennae which can be as long as 4 cm. They are shiny black with about 20 white spots on each wing cover and long antennae conspicuously banded black and white.

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Picture credit (public domain): P.S. Meng, K. Hoover, and M.A. Keena 2015


The Anoplophora glabripennis genome [1] was sequenced and assembled by BCM-HGSC as part of the i5k pilot project.


Ensembl Metazoa displays the OGS v1.2 gene set provided by the i5k Workspace [2]. The gene set combines automated annotation and community curation [1].


  1. Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle-plant interface.
    Mckenna DD et al.. 2016. Genome Biology. 17:227.
  2. The i5k Workspace@NAL - enabling genomic data access, visualization and curation of arthropod genomes.
    Poelchau M, Childers C, Moore G, Tsavatapalli V, Evans J, Lee CY, Lin H, Lin JW, Hackett K. 2015. Nucleic Acids Research. 43:D714-9.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyAgla_1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000390285.1, Mar 2015
Database version92.1
Base Pairs602,426,910
Golden Path Length707,712,193
Genebuild byI5K
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourcei5k Workspace@NAL

Gene counts

Coding genes22,253
Non coding genes466
Small non coding genes464
Long non coding genes2
Gene transcripts22,875

About this species