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Dendrolimus tabulaeformis
(Chinese pine caterpillar)

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Dendrolimus tabulaeformis (Chinese pine caterpillar)

Summary

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

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Dendrolimus tabulaeformis Tsai & Liu

Preferred Common Name

  • Chinese pine caterpillar

Other Scientific Names

  • Dendrolimus punctatus tabulaeformis Tsai & Liu (1999)

International Common Names

  • English: Chinese pine moth
  • Chinese: yousong maochong

Taxonomic Tree

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

Distribution Table

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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: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

ChinaPresent, WidespreadChen (1990)
-GansuPresent, LocalizedChen (1990)
-GuizhouPresent, LocalizedChen (1990)
-HebeiPresent, LocalizedChen (1990)
-HenanPresent, LocalizedChen (1990)
-HubeiPresent, LocalizedChen (1990)
-Inner MongoliaPresent, LocalizedChen (1990); Schmutzenhofer et al. (1996)
-JilinPresentSchmutzenhofer et al. (1996)
-LiaoningPresent, LocalizedChen (1990); Schmutzenhofer et al. (1996)
-ShaanxiPresent, LocalizedChen (1990)
-ShandongPresent, LocalizedChen (1990)
-ShanxiPresent, LocalizedChen (1990)
-SichuanPresent, LocalizedChen (1990)

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial
Terrestrial – ManagedCultivated / agricultural land Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Protected agriculture (e.g. glasshouse production) Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Managed forests, plantations and orchards Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Managed grasslands (grazing systems) Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Disturbed areas Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Rail / roadsides Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Urban / peri-urban areas Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial ‑ Natural / Semi-naturalNatural forests Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Natural grasslands Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Riverbanks Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Wetlands Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Cold lands / tundra Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Deserts Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Littoral
Coastal areas Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Freshwater Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Marine Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Growing point / external feeding
Growing point / external feeding
Growing point / frass visible
Growing point / frass visible
Leaves / external feeding
Leaves / external feeding
Leaves / frass visible
Leaves / frass visible
Leaves / shredding
Leaves / shredding
Leaves / yellowed or dead
Leaves / yellowed or dead
Whole plant / external feeding
Whole plant / external feeding
Whole plant / frass visible
Whole plant / frass visible
Whole plant / plant dead; dieback
Whole plant / plant dead; dieback

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Anastatus acherontiae Parasite Larvae
Anastatus japonicus Parasite Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. dendrolimus Pathogen Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis wenguanensis Pathogen Larvae
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen Larvae
Blepharipa tibialis Parasite Larvae
Blepharipa zebina Parasite Larvae
Bothria frontosa Parasite Larvae
Carcelia matsukarehae Parasite Larvae
Carcelia rasella Parasite Larvae
Casinaria nigripes Parasite Larvae
Compsilura concinnata Parasite Larvae
Cuphocera iavana Parasite Larvae
Cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (CPV) Pathogen Larvae
Dictyonotus purpurascens Parasite Larvae
Exorista bombycis Parasite Larvae
Exorista civilis Parasite Larvae
Exorista japonica Parasite Larvae
Exorista xanthaspis Parasite Larvae
Gotra octocincta Parasite Larvae
Granulosis virus Pathogen Larvae
Gregopimpla himalayensis Parasite
Nucleopolyhedrosis virus Pathogen Larvae
Paecilomyces cateniannulatus Pathogen Larvae
Paecilomyces farinosus Pathogen Larvae
Paecilomyces fumosoroseus Pathogen Larvae
Pimpla laothoe Parasite Larvae
Sarcophaga cruentata Parasite Larvae
Schineria tergestina Parasite Larvae
Telenomus closterae Parasite Larvae
Telenomus dasychiri Parasite Larvae
Telenomus dendrolimi Parasite Larvae
Telenomus fengningensis Parasite Larvae
Trichogramma dendrolimi Parasite Larvae

Pathway Vectors

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VectorNotesLong DistanceLocalReferences
Land vehiclesAdults in vehicles. Yes

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Bark Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Growing medium accompanying plants larvae Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Leaves eggs; larvae; pupae Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches pupae Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Wood pupae Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes
Flowers/Inflorescences/Cones/Calyx
Fruits (inc. pods)
Roots
True seeds (inc. grain)

References

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Che Xibing; Xia Naibing; Song Changyi; Tu Quanhong, 1996. Study on the main energy substance consumed by Dendrolimus tabulaeformis Tsai et Liu adult during migration. Journal of Beijing Forestry University, 18(4):29-34.

Chen CG, 1990. Integrated management of pine caterpillars in China. Beijing, China; China Forestry Publishing House; 463 pp.: 5-8.

Hou TQ, 1987. The pine caterpillars in China. Beijing, China; Science Press, 628 pp.: 64-67.

Li ZhenYu; Yao DeFu; Chen YongMei; Feng JiHua; Yan GuoZeng; Shi JuAn, 2001. Parasitoids and alternate hosts of gypsy moth in Beijing area. Journal of Beijing Forestry University, 23(5):39-42; 15 ref.

Schmutzenhofer H; Mielke ME; Luo Y; Ostry ME; Wen J, 1996. Field Guide/Manual on the Identification and Management of Poplar Pests and Diseases in the Area of the "Three North 009 Project" (North-Eastern China). Rome, Italy: FAO.

Wang Jinchao; Xue Wansheng; Yang Huiling, 2000. Control Test of Chinese-Pine CaterPillar with Dimilinl. Shanxi Forestry Science and Technology, (2):31-33.

Yan Jingjun, 1992. [Xiao Gangrou. Chief editor] Dendroliums tabulaeformis. Forest Insects of China. Beijing, China: China Forestry Publishing House.

Zhang Sanliang; Song Yun; Ren Xionglin; Wei Yongqi; Wang Xiqian, 2003. Experiment of using bio-pesticides spraying smoke to control Dendroliums tabulaeformis. Journal of Gansu Forestry Science and Technology. 28(2):11-13.

Zhang Yong’an; Wang Yuzhu; Zhao Tonghai, 2001. Comparison among 6 Bacillus thuringiensis products against Dendrolimus tabulaeformis larvae. Forest Pest and Disease, (2):12-14.

Zhao QingShan; Wu WenBo; Ln GuoPing; Chen TaiFeng; Lin QingYuan, 1999. Study on cross heredity of pine caterpillars, Dendrolimus spp. Scientia Silvae Sinicae, 35(4):45-50; 15 ref.

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