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Sirex Woodwasp

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Sirex woodwasp
Scientific Name:
Sirex noctilio F. (Goulet 2012)
Common Name:
Sirex woodwasp (SWW), European woodwasp, Eurasian woodwasp
Sirex Woodwasp, Adult Female - David R. Lance USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Native To:
Eurasia (APHIS 2008)
Date of U.S. Introduction:
First identified in New York in 2004 (APHIS 2008)
Means of Introduction:
Accidentally introduced through imported wood products (Carnegie et al. 2006)
Feeds on healthy pine trees and serves as a vector for a fungus that kills pine trees (APHIS 2008)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status


Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.


Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
St. Lawrence - Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership For Regional Invasive Species Management (New York).
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Federal Government

International Government

Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

State and Local Government

Missouri Department of Conservation.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Georgia Forestry Commission.


Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Department of Natural Resources.
See also: ForestConnect Fact Sheet Series for more factsheets.
University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Forest Invasive Pests for more resources