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Common Pine Shoot Beetle

Common Pine Shoot Beetle - Invasive.orgScientific name: Tomicus piniperda L. (CABI)

Common name: Common Pine Shoot Beetle

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Native To: Eurasia and northern Africa (Haack and Poland 2001)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First discovered in Ohio in 1992 (Haack and Poland 2001)

Means of Introduction: Accidentally introduced on imported wood packing material (Haack and Poland 2001)

Impact: Capable of damaging and killing pine trees by feeding on young shoots (Haack and Poland 2001)

Current U.S. Distribution: Northeastern U.S. and Upper Midwest Region



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Key to Help Screen Tomicus piniperda (L.)
Bugwood Network. Bark and Wood Boring Beetles of the World.

Fact Sheet: Pine Shoot Beetle
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.

Featured Creatures - Pine Shoot Beetle
University of Florida. Entomology and Nematology Department.

Invasive Species Compendium - Tomicus piniperda
CAB International.

Global Invasive Species Database - Tomicus piniperda (insect)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.


Pine Shoot Beetle
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Pest Alert: Common Pine Shoot Beetle
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

Common pine shoot beetle - Trees, Insects and Diseases of Canada's Forests
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.


Pine Shoot Beetle (PDF | 84 KB)
Idaho State Department of Agriculture.

Forest Pest Leaflet: Pine Shoot Beetle (PDF | 195 KB)
Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Forest Health Notes: Pine Shoot Beetle (Feb 2013; PDF | 1.08 MB)
Mississippi Forestry Commission. Forest Health Program.

Pine Shoot Beetle
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Pine Shoot Beetle (PDF | 452 KB)
North Dakota Department of Agriculture.


Pine Shoot Beetle, Tomicus piniperda (Linnaeus) (Revised Sep 2010)
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Pine Shoot Beetle - Pests of Trees and Shrubs (PDF | 28 KB)
University of Minnesota. IPM of Midwest Landscapes.

Pine Shoot Beetle - Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management (PDF | 336 KB)
Pennsylvania State University. Extension.

Pine Shoot Beetle
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Virginia Cooperative Extension.



CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Tomicus piniperda. CAB International. [Accessed Feb 25, 2015].

Haack, R.A., and T.M. Poland. 2001. Evolving management strategies for a recently discovered exotic forest pest: the pine shoot beetle, Tomicus piniperda (Coleoptera) Biological Invasions 3:307-322.

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