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Brown Spruce Longhorned Beetle

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Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle
Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle, back; collected in Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Photo by Hanna Royals (screen aid from USDA, APHIS, PPQ)
Scientific Name: 

Tetropium fuscum (Fabricius, 1787) (CABI)

Common Name: 

Brown spruce longhorned beetle

Native To: 

Central Europe and Asia (Sweeney et al. 2001)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 

Not yet introduced to the United States, but has been established in Nova Scotia, Canada since 1990 (Sweeney et al. 2001)

Means of Introduction: 

Can be spread through the movement of infested wood products (Rhainds et al. 2011)


Colonizes and attacks healthy spruce trees (Picea spp.) (Heustis et al. 2018)

Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.


Google. YouTube; Natural Resources Canada.

Selected Resources

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USDAAPHISPPQCPHST. Identification Technology Program.

See also: ITP Products for more screening aids

IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

International Government

Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

State and Local Government

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.


Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.

See also: Forecasting Invasion Risks for more factsheets


Invasive Species Centre (Ontario).