Sirex noctilio F. (Goulet 2012)
Sirex woodwasp (SWW), European woodwasp, Eurasian woodwasp
Eurasia (APHIS 2008)
First identified in New York in 2004 (APHIS 2008)
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
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
Council or Task Force
State and Local Government
APHIS. 2008. Proposed Program for the Control of the Woodwasp Sirex noctilio F. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) in the Northeastern United States [PDF, 4.67 MB] Riverdale, Md.: USDA, 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.
Goulet, H. 2012. Sirex systematics; problems and solutions. In: B. Slippers, P. de Groot, and M.J. Wingfield (Eds.), The Sirex Woodwasp and its Fungal Symbiont: Research and Management of a Worldwide Invasive Pest (pp. 1-14). Dordrecht: Springer.