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History and management of sirex wood wasp in AustraliaAuthor(s): Angus J. Carnegie
Source: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. Proceedings, 17th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2006; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-10. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 30-32.
Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThis paper reviews the history and management of Sirex noctilio in Australia, including information from previous reviews as well as more recent data. The sirex wood wasp, Sirex noctilio, is one of the most important insect pests of Pinus radiata in Australia. Native to Europe, North Africa and Turkey, S. noctilio was introduced accidentally into Tasmania and detected there in 1951 (Neumann & Minko 1981). It then spread to the mainland and was detected in Victoria in 1961, and southern New South Wales (NSW) and South Australia by 1980 (Neumann & Minko 1981, Eldridge & Simpson 1987, Eldridge & Taylor 1989, Morgan 1989, Haugen et al. 1990, Haugen 1990). Sirex has not been detected in Queensland or Western Australia, although susceptible hosts grow in these states.
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CitationCarnegie, Angus J. 2007. History and management of sirex wood wasp in Australia. In: Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. Proceedings, 17th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2006; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-10. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 30-32.
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