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Photographer: Vicky Klasmer
Source: Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria
Cover photo: invasive.org

Sirex Woodwasp

Sirex noctilio

Origin: Europe, Asia and northern Africa

Impact: This woodwasp was introduced inadvertently into New Zealand, Australia, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and South Africa. In these Southern Hemisphere countries, sirex woodwasp attacks exotic pine plantations, and it has caused up to 80 percent tree mortality. Most of the plantations are planted with North American pine species.

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