EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/192

Russian wood-boring insects: key to identification from tunnel patterns

An article by Shamaev (1994) provides a key to identify Russian wood or bark boring insects of quarantine importance for export from the pattern of their tunnels. Species covered include (in brackets, limited distribution in Russia; otherwise in all Russia): Pissodes pini, P. insignitus (Siberia), P. nitidus (Siberia), P. piniphilus (Europe, Siberia), Tetropium castaneum, T. gabrieli (Europe), T. gracilicorne (Siberia, Far East), Monochamus urussovi, M. galloprovincialis pistor, Scolytus morawitzi (N.E. Europe, Siberia, Far East), Chryphalus latus (Far East), Orthotomicus laricis (N. Europe, Caucasus, Siberia, Far East), Hylurgops spessivtzevi, Blastophagus piniperda, Dryocoetes baicalicus (E. Europe, Siberia, Far East), Ips subelongatus (N. Europe, Siberia, Far East), I. amitinus (EPPO A2 list, East Russia only), Trypodendron lineatum, T. granulatum (Far East), T. pubipennum (Far East), with mention of a number of other minor species. Though those are not (with the single exception) listed explicitly by EPPO, some fall within the broad category of non-European Scolytidae. The EPPO Secretariat has not been able to check whether these species occur elsewhere in Europe than in European Russia. Note that both the Monochamus spp. are European.


Shamaev, A.V. (1994) [Identification tables for softwood pests of quarantine significance in timber exports]
Zaschita Rasteni , nø1, 32-35.