Black spruce beetle - Tetropium castaneum
Effective: August 18, 2010
Taxonomic Position: Coleoptera : Cerambycidae
Pest Type: Insects
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
Pest Information
Hosts Identified in the CAPS Host Matrix:
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Pest Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:

Approved Method(s)
Method Detail NAPIS Survey Method
Trap 2 - Cross Vane Panel Trap, Black 3001 - General Trapping Procedure
Trap Spacing and Placement:

Approved Lure(s)
NAPIS Code Product Dispenser Effectiveness Compound(s)
109 Spruce Blend Lure polysleeve 56 days 44% alpha pinene
19% (-)-beta-pinene
18% (+)-limonene
10% (+)-3-carene
Geranyl Acetol Lure rubber septum 56 days geranyl acetol
Ethanol Lure polysleeve 56 days ethanol
Lure Notes:

Survey Recommendations
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.
Key Diagnostic or Identification

Approved Method(s)
Mistaken Identities:
  1. Carrier, N. C. and K. DiVito. 2015. Cross Vane Panel Trap Modification Protocol.
  2. Laplante, S. In Press.

If you are unable to find a reference, contact See the CAPS Pest Datasheet for all references.