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    Sirex noctilo is considered a major pest of pine plantations where it has been introduced. Widespread outbreaks of S. noctilo have occurred in New Zealand, Australia, South America, and South Africa. It was rated a "very high risk" pest in a pest risk assessment for North America.

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    Hoebeke, E. Richard; Haugen, Dennis A.; Haack, Robert A. 2005. Sirex noctilo: Discovery of a Palearctic Siricid Woodwasp in New York (revised 2005July07). Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Society. Vol. 50, no. 1&2 (2005):p. 24-25.


    Invasive species, exotic insect.

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