Anoplophora glabripennis (ALB-LARVAE) (Agla_2.0)

Anoplophora glabripennis (ALB-LARVAE) 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 assembly presented is the Agla_2.0 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000390285.2.

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


Ensembl Metazoa displays the genes from NCBI Anoplophora glabripennis Annotation Release 101. Small RNA features, protein features and cross-references have been annotated by Ensembl Metazoa.


  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.



AssemblyAgla_2.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000390285.2,
Database version106.2
Golden Path Length706,968,555
Genebuild byNCBI
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceBaylor i5k Initiative Pilot Project

Gene counts

Coding genes14,828
Non coding genes1,187
Small non coding genes568
Long non coding genes618
Misc non coding genes1
Gene transcripts22,249

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