Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


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Insecta Mundi 0309: 1-16.


Published in 2013 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P. O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA. Copyright held by the author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons, Attribution Non-Commercial License.


The six species of Siricidae (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) occurring in Florida and one species of regulatory concern introduced to North America are reviewed. Included are diagnoses of Eriotremex formosanus (Matsumura), Sirex areolatus (Cresson), Sirex nigricornis Fabricius, Tremex columba (Linnaeus), Urocerus cressoni Norton, Urocerus taxodii (Ashmead) and Sirex noctilio (Fabricius). A key to species, photographs of morphological features, biological notes and distribution data are provided. For the species T. columba, S. nigricornis, U. taxodii, and U. cressoni, a total of eight new state records are presented.