native to New Zealand(2), adventive in NA (NF) and w. Europe (widespread)(3)(4)
decaying wood(3); in NZ, common in woodlands, both in standing and fallen trees(2)
attacks both softwood and hardwood but most commonly the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris); association with Coniophora puteana (cellar rot), Serpula lacrymans (dry rot), and Antrodia (Fibroporia) vaillantii (white rot)(2)
secondary pest of building timbers since it is found exclusively in timbers undergoing fungal decay; population declines fast as the wood dries up(2)
Contributed by v belov on 28 February, 2014 - 8:25pm Last updated 3 March, 2014 - 4:37pm
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