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Title: Sirex woodwasp - Sirex noctilio F. Hymenoptera: Siricidae)

Author: Haugen, Dennis; Hoebeke, E. Richard

Year: 2005

Publication: NA-PR-07-05, US Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, 11 Campus Boulevard, Suite 200, Newtown Square, PA 19073

Abstract: Sirex woodwasp has been the most common species of exotic woodwasp detected at United States ports-of-entry associated with solid wood packing materials. Recent detections of sirex woodwasp outside of port areas in the United States have raised concerns because this insect has the potential to cause significant mortality of pines. Awareness of the symptoms and signs of a sirex woodwasp infestation increases the chance of early detection, and thus, the rapid response needed to contain and manage this exotic forest pest.

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