Exotic Pest Reporting
Pine Shoot Beetle
Pine Shoot Beetle (Tomicus piniperda ) is an insect pest of pine trees. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Ohio in 1992.
Feeding off of new pine shoots stunts growth of the pine tree. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help protect our forests: don't move firewood!
This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.
Visit the Pine Shoot Beetle program page for more information about this pest.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
01/27/2014 - Invasive pests attacking Md. forests
07/23/2013 - Insects in firewood can cause problems elsewhere