EPPO Global Database

Scolytus schevyrewi(SCOLSH)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1990s
From CABI Pest map 729 (2009): Present, restricted distribution
S. schevyrewi originates from Mongolia and Northern Asia and has been introduced into North America in the 1990s. The source of introduction is unknown but it is suspected that the insect was introduced with wood packaging material. According to Jacobi et al. (2013), it is the dominant elm bark beetle in the Rocky Mountain region. It is another vector of the Dutch elm disease pathogens but probably NOT more efficient than S. multistriatus.

EPPO Reporting Service (2005/181) : recently trapped in Colorado and Utah, but previously (1990s) recorded in other states, and in fact quite widespread, principally in the Midwest.
* Jacobi WR, Koski RD, Negron JF (2013) Dutch elm disease pathogen transmission by the banded elm bark beetle Scolytus schevyrewi. Forest Pathology 43, 232-237.

* Lee JC, Aguayo I, Aslin R, Durham G, Hamud SM, Moltzan BD, Munson AS, Negron JF, Peterson T, Ragenovich IR, Witcosky JJ, Seybold SJ (2009) Co-occurrence of the invasive banded and European elm bark beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 102(3), 426-436.

* Lee JC, Negron JF, McElwey SJ, Williams L, Witcosky JJ, Popp JB, Seybold SJ (2011) Biology of the invasive banded elm bark beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in the Western United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 104(4), 705-717.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Canada Manitoba Present, no details view...
Canada Ontario Present, no details view...
Canada Present, restricted distribution view...
Canada Saskatchewan Present, no details view...
Canada Alberta Present, no details view...
Canada British Columbia Present, no details view...