Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Xeris spectrum
(long horntail)



Xeris spectrum (long horntail)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Xeris spectrum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • long horntail
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Xeris spectrum (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • long horntail

Other Scientific Names

  • Sirex spectrum

International Common Names

  • French: cèphe spectre

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Holzwespe, Schwarze Fichten-
  • Japan: onaga-kibati

EPPO code

  • XERISE (Xeris spectrum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Siricidae
  •                             Genus: Xeris
  •                                 Species: Xeris spectrum

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


ChinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-GansuPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
JapanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


DenmarkPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
PolandPresentCABI (Undated)
United KingdomPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Dendrocopos major Predator
Dryocopus martius Predator
Ibalia leucospoides Parasite
Ibalia rufipes drewseni Parasite
Megarhyssa praecellens Parasite
Rhyssa jozana Parasite
Rhyssa persuasoria Parasite

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