Pine sawyer beetle

Pine sawyer beetle

Monochamus galloprovincialis



Description: The PIne sawyer beetle is a coleopter of 12-26 mm in length.It is a secondary insect that lives and feeds on dead or weakened pine trees. It is found in specimens of the genus Pinus, and also in species of the genus Abies, Picea and Larix.


Number of annual generations: normally, a single generation, with adults appearing from June to August.


Damage: this insect is significant because it may be a vector of the pine nematode. Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, responsible for the wilting or the death of the pine.