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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.

Gallery of Pests - Common Pine Shoot Beetle
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

Invasive Species Compendium - Tomicus piniperda
CAB International.

Global Invasive Species Database - Tomicus piniperda (insect)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Federal Government

Plant Pests and Diseases Program: Insects - Pine Shoot Beetle
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

International Government

Forest Invasive Alien Species - Pine Shoot Beetle
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.


Pine Shoot Beetle
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Pine Shoot Beetle (PDF | 452 KB)
North Dakota Department of Agriculture.
See also: Insect Pests for more pests.


EDIS - Pine Shoot Beetle
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #EENY321

IPM of Midwest Landscapes: Pests of Trees and Shrubs - Pine Shoot Beetle (2004; PDF | 28 KB)
University of Minnesota.
IPM for Midwest landscapes is available for educating growers, landscapers, managers, and consumers in the principles of IPM and its application to managing the over 150 common insect species in Midwest landscapes.

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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