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Dendrolimus spectabilis
(Japanese pine caterpillar)



Dendrolimus spectabilis (Japanese pine caterpillar)


  • Last modified
  • 24 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Dendrolimus spectabilis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Japanese pine caterpillar
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Dendrolimus spectabilis (Butler)

Preferred Common Name

  • Japanese pine caterpillar

International Common Names

  • French: feuille-morte du pin

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Spinner, Japanischer Kiefern-
  • Japan: Matu-kemusi

EPPO code

  • DENDSC (Dendrolimus spectabilis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Lasiocampidae
  •                             Genus: Dendrolimus
  •                                 Species: Dendrolimus spectabilis

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 30 Jun 2021

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Anastatus gastropachae Parasite
Anastatus japonicus Parasite
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Basidiobolus ranarum Pathogen
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Brachymeria lasus Parasite
Carcelia bombylans Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Carcelia matsukarehae Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Carcelia rasella Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Casinaria nigripes Parasite
Compsilura concinnata Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (CPV) Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
cytoplasmic polyhedrosis viruses Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Entomophaga aulicae Pathogen
Eurytoma verticillata Parasite Arthropods|Larvae; Arthropods|Pupae
Exorista japonica Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Formica truncicola Predator
Formica yessensis Predator
Gotra octocincta Parasite
Mesocomys albitarsis Parasite
Paecilomyces farinosus Pathogen
Podisus maculiventris Predator
Telenomus dendrolimi Parasite
Trichogramma dendrolimi Parasite Eggs Korea

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