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Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Forestry,

Slender-banded pinecone longhorn beetle

Chlorophorus strobilicola

Slender-banded pinecone longhorn beetle (Chlorophorus strobilicola) is an insect pest of Chir pine, Pinus roxburghii. It is a native of India and was first detected in North Carolina in 2003.

This insect has a larval stage in pine cones and has been found in packages of potpourri from India. Chlorophorus strobilicola poses a high risk to US plant health. International commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet.
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