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Sirex Woodwasp

Sirex woodwasp - Invasive.orgScientific name: Sirex noctilio F.

Common names: Sirex woodwasp, European woodwasp, Eurasian woodwasp

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Native To: Eurasia (APHIS 2008)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First identified in New York in 2004 (APHIS 2008)

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Means of Introduction: Accidentally introduced through imported wood products (Carnegie et al. 2006)

Impact: Feeds on healthy pine trees and serves as a vector for a fungus that kills pine trees (APHIS 2008)

Current U.S. Distribution:

Management Plans: Animals / Sirex woodwasp

Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

Sirex noctilio Program
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Managing Invasive Species: Sirex Woodwasp
USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection.
Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Sirex Woodwasp - Invasive Species Pest Risk Maps
USDA. FS. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.
Impacts; Distribution

Sirex woodwasp—Sirex noctilio F. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae)
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Sirex noctilio Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Sirex noctilio
USDA. Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Dispersion; Special Note: Bibliography

Sirex Woodwasp - Early Detection of Invasive Species Monitoring Protocol (PDF | 390 KB)
DOI. NPS. Inventory and Monitoring Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts

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State Government

Forest Health Alert: Sirex Wood Wasp (PDF | 89 KB)
Delaware Forest Service.
Photographs; Impacts

Sirex Woodwasp in Georgia
Georgia Forestry Commission.
Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution

Sirex Wood Wasp (PDF | 102 KB)
Idaho State Department of Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution

Sirex Wood Wasp
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts

Sirex Woodwasp
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Eurasian Wood Wasp
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

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University/Academic

Sirex Woodwasp
University of Arkansas. Division of Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution

European Woodwasp/Sirex Woodwasp in Colorado: Identification of Insects and Damage of Similar Appearance (PDF | 264 KB)
Colorado State University Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Sirex Woodwasp - Exotic Pest Threats (2008; PDF | 3.26 MB)
University of Maryland Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Life Cycle; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

European Woodwasp
Purdue University. Indiana Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program.
Illustrations; Impacts

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International

Sirex noctilio - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Sirex noctilio (Fabricius) - Sirex woodwasp
Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution

Sirex Woodwasp
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Canada).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Sirex noctilio (insect) - ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

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Organizations

Sirex Woodwasp and Foreign Marine Cargo Statistics
Forest Encyclopedia Network.
Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

European woodwasp - The Atlas of Forest Insect Pests (1996)
BugwoodWiki.
Produced by: The Polish Forest Research Institute.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle

Sirex woodwasp
Invasive.org.
Photographs

"Sirex, You Say!": Invader of the Month
Maryland Invasive Species Council.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts

Sirex Woodwasp
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts

Sirex noctilio
TexasInvasives.org.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion

Sirex Woodwasp
The Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Controls

Citations

APHIS. 2008. Proposed Program for the Control of the Woodwasp Sirex noctilio F. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) in the Northeastern United States (PDF | 4.67 MB) U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Carnegie, A.J., M. Matsuki, D.A. Haugen, B.P. Hurley, R. Ahumada, P. Klasmer, J. Sun, and E.T. Iede. 2006. Predicting the potential distribution of Sirex noctilio (Hymenoptera: Siricidae), a significant exotic pest of Pinus plantations. Annals of Forest Science 63(2):119-128.

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Last Modified: Apr 17, 2014
 
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