Invasive Species Compendium

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Abies
(firs)

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Abies (firs)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Abies
  • Preferred Common Name
  • firs
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Abies Mill.

Preferred Common Name

  • firs

International Common Names

  • English: Fir
  • Spanish: abetos
  • French: sapins

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Tanne

EPPO code

  • ABISS (Abies sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Pinopsida
  •                     Family: Pinaceae
  •                         Genus: Abies

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Cinara curvipes; Dioryctria abietella (cone pyralid); Gnathotrichus sulcatus (western hemlock wood stainer); Heterobasidion annosum sensu lato (Heterobasidion root rot); Hylotrupes bajulus (house longhorn beetle); Ips subelongatus (larch bark beetle); Melanophila drummondi (flatheaded fir borer); Monochamus notatus (northeastern sawyer); Monochamus sartor; Monochamus scutellatus (white-spotted sawyer); Monochamus scutellatus oregonensis (Oregon fir sawyer); Monochamus scutellatus scutellatus (whitespotted sawyer); Otiorhynchus singularis (clay coloured weevil); Tetropium castaneum (black spruce beetle); Trypodendron lineatum (striped ambrosia beetle)

Minor host of:

Amylostereum areolatum; Chionaspis pinifoliae (pine leaf scale); Choristoneura fumiferana (spruce budworm); Dendrolimus spectabilis (Japanese pine caterpillar); Elatobium abietinum (green spruce aphid); Ips typographus (eight-toothed bark beetle); Lymantria mathura (pink gypsy moth); Melolontha melolontha (white grub cockchafer); Monochamus galloprovincialis (pine sawyer); Orgyia antiqua (European tussock moth); Orthotomicus erosus (Mediterranean pine beetle); Phytophthora chlamydospora; Sirex ermak (blue-black horntail); Sirex noctilio (woodwasp); Tetropium fuscum (brown spruce longhorn beetle)

Wild host of:

Xyleborus dispar (pear blight beetle)

Associated with (not a host):

Diaspidiotus ostreaeformis (pear oyster scale); Metoponcus brevicornis

Host of (source - data mining):

Agriotes lineatus (wireworm); Brachyleptura stragulata; Choristoneura murinana; Dasineura balsamicola (introduced false balsam gall midge); Dryocoetes autographus; Dynaspidiotus californicus (pine-leaf, scale, black); Hylastes opacus; Megastigmus spermotrophus (Douglas-fir seed chalcid); Phytophthora citricola (black hop root rot); Pityokteines spinidens; Resseliella piceae; Rhagium inquisitor; Sirex cyaneus (blue horntail); Strobilomyia oriens; Trichoferus campestris; Zeiraphera diniana (douglas fir cone moth (Japan)); Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana; Zeiraphera rufimitrana