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

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  • Authors: Pears, Sarah; Wallin, Kimberly.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Publication Series: Other
  • 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.

Abstract

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.
  • Posted Date: April 15, 2011
  • Modified Date: April 15, 2011
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