EPPO Global Database

Trichoferus campestris(HESOCA)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2022: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1997
EPPO Reporting Service (2013/218) : it was detected in New Jersey in 1997 (then eradicated); in Illinois in 2009, 2010, and 2011; in Minnesota in 2010; in Ohio in 2009 and 2010; and in Utah in 2010. In most cases only isolated findings have been made. No damage to living trees has been observed.

Adults of T. campestris have been trapped in multiple US states since 1999, or intercepted on wood products (e.g. furniture). Populations are considered established in Illinois, Utah, and Wisconsin (Krishnankutty et al., 2020), as well as in Ohio (CERIS, 2019).
* Haynes GA, Streifel MA, Ambourn AK, Aukema BH (2022) Seasonal phenology of velvet longhorned beetle, Trichoferus campestris (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Minnesota. Environmental Entomology nvac034. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvac034

Center for Environmental and Research Information Systems (CERIS). Purdue University. Survey status of velvet longhorned beetle - Trichoferus campestris. http://pest.ceris.purdue.edu/map.php?code=INALQPA

* Krishnankutty SM, Bigsby K, Hastings J, Takeuchi Y, Wu Y,Lingafelter SW, Nadel H, Myers SW & Ray AM (2020) Predicting establishment potential of an invasive wood-boring beetle, Trichoferus campestris (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 113(2), 88–99.

* USDA (2019) Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Pest Datasheet for Trichoferus campestris (Cerambycidae): Velvet longhorned beetle. USDA-APHIS-PPQ, Raleigh, NC. 14 pp.
------- So far, no evidence of tree death, reduced fruit yield, or economic damages in the USA associated with T. campestris.

* Wu Y, Krishnankutty SM, Vieira KA, Wang B, Nadel H, Myers SW, Ray AM (2020) Invasion of Trichoferus campestris (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) into the United States characterized by high levels of genetic diversity and recurrent introductions. Biological Invasions 22, 1309-1323. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-019-02182-8
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Canada Ontario Present, few occurrences view...
Canada Québec Present, few occurrences view...
Canada Present, few occurrences view...