Dendrolimus sibiricus Tschetverikov (EFSA et al. 2018)
Russia (McBride 2000)
Associated with the trade of coniferous plants (Kirichenko et al. 2008)
Could damage conifer forests. Its potential for defoliation has to be considered at least comparable to that of the gypsy moth in deciduous forests, but its environmental impact would likely be much more severe. The biology of the Siberian moth is unusual and complex, and it has been difficult to control in its native habitat. There are no known introductions of the Siberian moth to North America. (McBride 2000)
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USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program.
See also: ITP Products for more screening aids
UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.
See also: Global Review of Forest Pests and Diseases for more fact sheets
National Plant Diagnostic Network. First Detector Program.
See also: Pest Identification for more resources
EFSA Panel on Plant Health, M. Jeger, C. Bragard, et al. 2018. Pest categorisation of Dendrolimus sibiricus. EFSA Journal 16(6):5301.
Kirichenko, N.I., J. Flament, Y.N. Baranchikov, and J.C. Grégoire. 2008. Native and exotic coniferous species in Europe – possible host plants for the potentially invasive Siberian moth, Dendrolimus sibiricus Tschtv. (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae). Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 38(2):259-263.
McBride, J. 2000. Fending off Siberian moths. Agricultural Research 48(4):20.