In cooperation with USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Trap used to capture Sirex wood wasp.
APHIS is conducting a small trapping program for Sirex wood wasp in Cleveland as well as other cities in the state. The wasp is often found in wood packing materials at ports-of-entry. However, in 2004 an individual wasp was discovered in a mixed species forest near Fulton, NY and additional specimens have been since found at additional locations in NY and PA. It prefers pine species, especially loblolly and Monterey pines.
To determine incidence only, APHIS will place Lindgren funnel traps (pictured right) within a 50 mile radius of the Port of Cleveland. Several traps will be located within Cleveland Metroparks. For additional information on the APHIS Sirex program click here