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North American host tree response to Amylostereum areolatum, the fungal symbiont of the woodwasp Sirex noctilio

Author(s):

Sarah Pears
Kimberly Wallin

Year:

2011

Publication type:

Other

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Source:

In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 118.

Description

Sirex noctilio Fabricus (Hymenoptera: Siricidae), a wood boring wasp native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa, is now considered established in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Hampshire, and southern Quebec. A single S. noctilio adult was found in Vermont in 2007. S. noctilio, together with its obligate symbiotic fungi, Amylostereum areolatum, will likely negatively affect populations of North American pines, because these species are the preferred hosts of the wasp.

Citation

Pears, Sarah; Wallin, Kimberly. 2011. North American host tree response to Amylostereum areolatum, the fungal symbiont of the woodwasp Sirex noctilio. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 118.

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