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Dendrolimus tabulaeformis
(Chinese pine caterpillar)

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Dendrolimus tabulaeformis (Chinese pine caterpillar)

Summary

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  • 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, Widespread
-GansuPresent, Localized
-GuizhouPresent, Localized
-HebeiPresent, Localized
-HenanPresent, Localized
-HubeiPresent, Localized
-Inner MongoliaPresent, Localized
-JilinPresent
-LiaoningPresent, Localized
-ShaanxiPresent, Localized
-ShandongPresent, Localized
-ShanxiPresent, Localized
-SichuanPresent, Localized

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial ManagedCultivated / agricultural land Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial ManagedProtected agriculture (e.g. glasshouse production) Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial ManagedManaged forests, plantations and orchards Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial ManagedManaged grasslands (grazing systems) Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial ManagedDisturbed areas Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial ManagedRail / roadsides Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial ManagedUrban / peri-urban areas Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial Natural / Semi-naturalNatural forests Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial Natural / Semi-naturalNatural grasslands Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial Natural / Semi-naturalRiverbanks Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial Natural / Semi-naturalWetlands Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial Natural / Semi-naturalCold lands / tundra Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
Terrestrial Natural / Semi-naturalDeserts Present, no further details Harmful (pest or invasive)
LittoralCoastal 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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Vegetative growing stage

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 Arthropods|Larvae
Anastatus japonicus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. dendrolimus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis wenguanensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Blepharipa tibialis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Blepharipa zebina Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Bothria frontosa Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Carcelia matsukarehae Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Carcelia rasella Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Casinaria nigripes Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Compsilura concinnata Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Cuphocera iavana Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (CPV) Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Dictyonotus purpurascens Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Exorista bombycis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Exorista civilis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Exorista japonica Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Exorista xanthaspis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Gotra octocincta Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Granulosis virus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Gregopimpla himalayensis Parasite
Nucleopolyhedrosis virus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Paecilomyces cateniannulatus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Paecilomyces farinosus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Paecilomyces fumosoroseus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Pimpla laothoe Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Sarcophaga cruentata Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Schineria tergestina Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Telenomus closterae Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Telenomus dasychiri Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Telenomus dendrolimi Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Telenomus fengningensis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Trichogramma dendrolimi Parasite Arthropods|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 arthropods/larvae Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Leaves arthropods/eggs; arthropods/larvae; arthropods/pupae Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches arthropods/pupae Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Wood arthropods/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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