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Sirex Woodwasp

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Sirex woodwasp
Sirex Woodwasp, Adult Female - David R. Lance USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Scientific Name: 
Sirex noctilio F. (Goulet 2012)
Common Name: 
Sirex woodwasp (SWW), European woodwasp, Eurasian woodwasp
Native To: 
Eurasia (APHIS 2008)
Date of U.S. Introduction: 
First identified in New York in 2004 (APHIS 2008)
Means of Introduction: 
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

USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

Select the non-indigenous forest pest to view maps depicting state and county distribution. Produced by: USDA, FS, Forest Health Protection, and its partners.

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.


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

Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.


USDA. Forest Service; Southern Regional Extension Forestry. Forest Health Program.

See also: Sirex Woodwasp for more resources

Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Federal Government

USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

USDA. FS. Research & Development.
International Government

Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

State and Local Government

Mississippi Forestry Commission.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Georgia Forestry Commission.


Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Department of Natural Resources.

See also: ForestConnect Fact Sheet Series for more factsheets.

University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.

See also: Forest Invasive Pests for more resources

Invasive Species Centre (Ontario).