Black spruce beetle - Tetropium castaneum
Effective: August 18, 2010
Taxonomic Position: Coleoptera : Cerambycidae
Pest Type: Insects
Pest Code (NAPIS): INALQSA
This pest is a member of the following surveys: Exotic Wood Borer / Bark Beetle, Pine
These Approved Methods are appropriate for: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
||NAPIS Survey Method
||2 - Cross Vane Panel Trap, Black
||3001 - General Trapping Procedure
|Trap Spacing and Placement:
When trapping for woodborers or bark beetles, separate traps with different lure combinations by at least 30 meters (98 feet).
9/14/17: The combination of lures for Tetropium castaneum is also effective for T. fuscum. If Tetropium castaneum is listed as a survey target in a work plan, then T. fuscum must also be listed in the work plan.
All three lures listed are necessary to trap for this species.
The release rate of this lure is highly temperature-dependent. However, CAPS has listed a conservative length of effectiveness that will be effective for even the warmest climates in the CAPS community.
The following are recommendations for executing the survey using the approved methods for pest surveillance. The recommendations are developed through literature review and consultation with subject matter experts.