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Pine sawyer beetle, Monochamus alternatus

Not present in New Zealand

Pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus and its vector Monochamus alternatus the sawyer beetle. Source 
  • Keeping an eye out for the pine sawyer beetle
    From Biosecurity 92, June 2009. MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) recently completed a two-year seasonal surveillance programme for the serious forestry pest Japanese pine sawyer beetle, Monochamus alternatus (longhorn beetle),…
  • Biosecurity risk to New Zealand from pinewood nematode
    From Biosecurity 55, November 2004. MAF Forest Biosecurity has recently completed an assessment of the risk to New Zealand environment and economy posed by pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (PWN), the…
  • More on Monochamus
    From Forest Health News 109, July 2001. Last month, Forest Health News reported on the interception and treatment of the pinewood nematode insect vector (Monochamus alternatus) in Queensland. Anyone seeking up…
  • Pinewood nematode vector in Queensland
    From Forest Health news No. 108, June 2001. According to the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS), larvae and adults of the Japanese pine sawyer beetle (Monochamus alternatus) were identified…
  • Exotic nematode found in pine trees in Melbourne, Victoria
    From Forest Health News Special Issue, September 2000. An exotic nematode, belonging to the genus Bursaphelenchus has been found in wood samples taken from a dying pine tree (Pinus halepensis)…
  • Assessment of trap log billets placed for Monochamus alternatus
    From Forest Health News No. 42, May 1995. Earlier this year a live female Monochamus alternatus (Cerambycidae) was found in Christchurch. Searches in the immediate vicinity found no more specimens.…


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