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  • Hendricks said Sirex only affected pine plantations and was found from the Western Cape to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Sirex could, however, spread to the heavily pine afforested area of Mpumalanga.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Sirex wood wasp (Sirex noctilio) - or so-called "Eurasian wasp" - is a conifer-infesting pest of Eurasian origin that has infested pine plantations in many southern hemisphere countries.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • No again, for the trunk of the poplar shows us more than one Sirex travelling upside down, with his head towards the ground, without any change in the direction of the curved passages.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • When, starting from a position parallel with the axis of the tree, the Sirex has passed gradually to a transversal position, he completes his course in a straight line, which is the shortest road.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • The Sirex behaves more or less in the same fashion.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • At the time of the Crimean War, the Institut de France received some packets of cartridges in which the bullets had been perforated by _Sirex juvencus_; a little later, at the Grenoble Arsenal, _S. gigas_ carved himself a similar exit.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • Let us return to the Sirex, reduced by abstraction to its axis.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • Nothing prevents the Sirex from tracing his path in any one of the multitude of planes on which the path would possess an intermediate value between the shortest and the longest.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • The Sirex 'exit-gallery then is a wide arc of a circle whose lower extremity is connected with the corridor of the larva and whose upper extremity is prolonged in a straight line which ends at the surface with a perpendicular or slightly oblique incidence.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

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