The quarantine pest Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Nematoda; Aphelenchoididae) is the causative agent of pine wilt disease, and as such poses a serious potential threat to the world’s pine forests. Several species of the beetle genus Monochamus (Cerambycidae) are known to vector B. xylophilus, and it has been hypothesized that all pine-feeding beetles in this genus are potential vectors. Here we review the literature on Monochamus species for species ranges and host plant preferences where known to ascertain potential future vectors of the pinewood nematode.
Species 1: Coleoptera Cerambycidae Monochamus carolinensis
Species 2: Tylenchida Aphelenchoididae Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (pinewood nematode)
Keywords: pine wilt, quarantine
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