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Female tail has a mucron.
|Male: Paired spicules with prominent disc expansions at distal end.|
Female gonad with spermatheca and postuterine sac.
|Photographs of B. mucronatus provided by Dr. Paulo Vieira, University of Evora, Portugal|
Reported from Canada, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, China and US.
Vectored by Monochamus alternatus in Japan.
Intercepted in June, 1990 in test shipments of logs from Siberia to California.
Occurs in the US (Dwinell, 1997)
Ref:. (Mamiya and Endo, 1979 - Nematologica).
Q-rated pest in California.
Recent concerns about plans to import raw lumber from Siberia to mills in California and Oregon - subjected to intensive review - a conflict of different interest groups.
Nematodes spread through axial and radial resin canals of pine trees, feeding on epithelial cells.
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Life cycle similar to that of B. xylophilus.
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