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Title: Sirex woodwasp - Sirex noctilio F. Hymenoptera: Siricidae)

Author: Haugen, Dennis; Hoebeke, E. Richard;

Date: 2005

Source: NA-PR-07-05, US Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, 11 Campus Boulevard, Suite 200, Newtown Square, PA 19073

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Sirex woodwasp has been the most common species of exotic woodwasp detected at United States ports-of-entry associated with solid wood packing materials. Recent detections of sirex woodwasp outside of port areas in the United States have raised concerns because this insect has the potential to cause significant mortality of pines. Awareness of the symptoms and signs of a sirex woodwasp infestation increases the chance of early detection, and thus, the rapid response needed to contain and manage this exotic forest pest.

Keywords: NA-PR-07-05, sirex infestation, exotic pest, attack pines trees, wilting green needles, resin beads and dribbles, resine beads egg-laying site, resin dribbles, garval galleries, round exit holes, Monterey pine (P. radiata), loblolly pine, (P. taeda), slash (P. elliottii), shortleaf (P. echinata), ponderosa, (P. ponderosa), lodgepole (P. contorta), and jack (P. banksiana), wood packing materials

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Haugen, Dennis; Hoebeke, E. Richard 2005. Sirex woodwasp - Sirex noctilio F. Hymenoptera: Siricidae). NA-PR-07-05, US Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, 11 Campus Boulevard, Suite 200, Newtown Square, PA 19073


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