Tomicus piniperda L. (CABI)
Common Pine Shoot Beetle (PSB)
Eurasia and northern Africa (Haack and Poland 2001)
First discovered in Ohio in 1992 (Haack and Poland 2001)
Accidentally introduced on imported wood packing material (Haack and Poland 2001)
Capable of damaging and killing pine trees by feeding on young shoots (Haack and Poland 2001)
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
State and Local Government
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.