Forest insect pest profiles

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Agrilus planipennis

Other scientific names: Agrilus feretrius Obenberger; Agrilus marcopoli Obenberger; Agrilus marcopoli ulmi Kurosawa
Order and Family: Coleoptera: Buprestidae
Common names: Emerald ash borer; EAB

Anoplophora glabripennis

Other scientific names: Anoplophora nobilis; Cerosterna glabripennis; Cerosterna laevigator; Melanauster nobilis; Melanauster luteonotatus; Melanauster angustatus; Melanauster nanakineus
Order and Family: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae
Common names: Asian longhorned beetle; ALB; starry sky beetle; Basicosta whitespotted longicorn beetle

Cinara cupressivora

Order and Family: Hemiptera: Aphididae
Common names: giant cypress aphid; cypress aphid

Cinara pinivora

Order and Family: Hemiptera: Aphididae
Common names: giant conifer aphid

Dendroctonus frontalis

Other scientific names: Dendroctonus arizonicus Hopkins
Order and Family: Coleoptera: Scolytidae
Common names: southern pine beetle; bark beetle; el gorgojo (Central America); tree killer

Dendroctonus ponderosae

Other scientific names: Dendroctonus monticolae Hopkins
Order and Family: Coleoptera: Scolytidae
Common names: mountain pine beetle; bark beetle; Black Hills beetle

Dendrolimus sibiricus

Other scientific names: Dendrolimus laricus Tschetverikov; Dendrolimus superans sibiricus Tschetverikov
Order and Family: Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae
Common names: Siberian caterpillar; Siberian silk moth; Siberian moth; Siberian conifer silk moth; Siberian coniferous silk moth; Siberian lasiocampid; larch caterpillar

Dendroctonus valens

Other scientific names: Dendroctonus rhizophagus
Order and Family: Coleoptera: Scolytidae
Common names: red turpentine beetle; bark beetle

Gonipterus scutellatus

Order and Family: Coleoptera: Curculionidae
Common names: eucalyptus weevil; eucalyptus snout beetle

Heteropsylla cubana

Other scientific names: Heteropsylla incisa Sulc.
Order and Family: Hemiptera: Psyllidae
Common names: leucaena psyllid

Hypsipyla grandella

Order and Family: Lepidoptera: Pyralidae
Common names: mahogany shoot borer

Hypsipyla robusta

Other scientific names: Epicrocis terebrans Oliff, 1890; Magiria robusta Moore, 1886; Hypsipyla scabrusculella Ragonot, 1893; Hypsipyla pagodella Ragonot, 1888
Order and Family: Lepidoptera: Pyralidae
Common names: mahogany shoot borer; cedar tip moth; toon shoot fruit borer

Ips sexdentatus

Other scientific names: Dermestes sexdentatus Börner; Bostrichus pinastri Bechstein; Tomicus stenographus Duftschmidt; Ips typographus De Geer
Order and Family: Coleoptera: Scolytidae
Common names: six-spined engraver beetle; six-toothed bark beetle; twelve-spined ips; pine stenographer beetle

Ips subelongatus

Other scientific names: Ips fallax Eggers
Order and Family: Coleoptera: Scolytidae
Common names: larch bark beetle; larch engraver beetle; oblong bark beetle Ips subelongatus Motschulsky, 1860 is considered to be the most destructive bark beetle pest of larch within its natural range. It is considered by many to be of equal importance to the European spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus, which is generally regarded as Europe’s most damaging bark beetle.

Ips typographus

Other scientific names: Dermestes typographus Linnaeus, 1758; Bostrichus octodentatus Paykull, 1800; Ips japonicus Niijima, 1909; Ips sexdentatus Börner, 1776; Tomicus typographus Linnaeus, 1758
Order and Family: Coleoptera: Scolytidae
Common names: European spruce bark beetle; spruce beetle; spruce engraver beetle; eight-toothed spruce bark beetle

Leptocybe invasa

Order and Family: Hymenoptera: Eulophidae
Common names: blue gum chalcid The blue gum chalcid, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & LaSalle, 2004, is a newly described insect that is a major pest of young eucalypt trees and seedlings. Believed native to Australia, it is currently spreading through Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Near East. Information on the taxonomy, distribution, biology and economic impacts of the blue gum chalcid are still being investigated.

Lymantria dispar

Other scientific names: Porthetria dispar Linnaeus; Ocneria dispar Linnaeus; Bombyx dispar Linnaeus; Hypogymna dispar Linnaeus; Liparis dispar Linnaeus; Phalaena dispar Linnaeus; Porthesia dispar Linnaeus
Order and Family: Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae
Common names: gypsy moth; Asian gypsy moth; European gypsy moth

Lymantria monacha

Other scientific names: Psilura monacha Linnaeus; Liparis monacha Linnaeus; Ocneria monacha Linnaeus; Phalaena monacha Linnaeus; Porthetria monacha Linnaeus; Bombyx monacha Linnaeus, 1758; etc.
Order and Family: Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae
Common names: nun moth; tussock moth; black arches moth; black-arched tussock moth

Orthotomicus erosus

Other scientific names: Bostrichus duplicatus Ferrari; Bostrichus laricis Perris; Ips erosus Wollaston; Ips erosus var. robustus Knotek; Tomicus erosus Wollaston; Tomicus rectangulus Eichoff
Order and Family: Coleoptera: Scolytidae
Common names: Mediterranean pine engraver beetle; European bark beetle; Mediterranean pine beetle

Phoracantha recurva

Order and Family: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae
Common names: eucalyptus longhorned borer; eucalyptus borer; longicorn beetle; yellow phoracantha borer; yellow longicorn beetle

Phoracantha semipunctata

Order and Family: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae
Common names: eucalyptus longhorned borer; common eucalypt longhorn; common eucalypt longicorn; eucalypt longhorn; eucalyptus borer; longicorn beetle; blue gum borer; firewood beetle

Sirex noctilio

Other scientific names: Sirex melanocerus Thomson, 1871; Paururus noctilio
Order and Family: Hymenoptera: Siricidae
Common names: European woodwasp; sirex; sirex woodwasp; steel-blue horntail

Thaumetopoea pityocampa

Other scientific names: Bombyx pityocampa Denis & Schiffermüller; Cnethocampa pityocampa; Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni Tams
Order and Family: Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae
Common names: Pine processionary caterpillar

Thaumetopoea processionea

Other scientific names: Bombyx pityocampa Denis & Schiffermüller; Cnethocampa pityocampa; Thaumetopoea wilkinsonii Tams
Order and Family: Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae
Common names: Oak processionary moth

last updated:  Friday, February 23, 2018