Pine sawyer beetle

Feeding Japanese pine sawyer beetle,   a vector of the Pinewood nematode. Photo: Jijing Song and Juan Shi,   Beijing Forestry University,   Bugwood.org

Feeding Japanese pine sawyer beetle, a vector of the Pinewood nematode. Photo: Jijing Song and Juan Shi, Beijing Forestry University, Bugwood.org

  • Large (up to 30 mm long), brown-grey coloured beetles with long antennae
  • Adult beetles feed on the young shoots of conifers
  • Larvae develop in weakened trees and can be detected by the presence of round exit holes
  • These beetles are most damaging due to their ability to act as vectors of the Pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus)

High priority pest of: Plantation forestry

Scientific name: Monochamus alternatus, M. galloprovinicialis, M. carolinensis
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Beetles & weevils (COLEOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol