EPPO Global Database

Dendroctonus valens(DENCVA)

Distribution details in China

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 812 (2017): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2014/085) : introduced in the early 1980s into Shanxi. After 1999, it rapidly spread to other provinces killing Pinus tabulaeformis. In 2013, it was estimated that D. valens has killed more than 10 000 pine trees in China. A national management programme was initiated in 2000.
References
* Liu ZD, Xu BB, Sun JG (2014) Instar numbers, development, flight period, and fecundity of Dendroctonus valens (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in China. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107(1), 152-157.

* Sun JH, Lu M, Gillette NE, Wingfield MJ (2013) Red turpentine beetle: innocuous native becomes invasive tree killer in China. Annual Review of Entomology 58, 293-311.