Prociphilus fraxini (Fabricius, 1777)

on Fraxinus, primary host plant

Prociphilus fraxini: leaf nest on Fraxinus excelsior

Fraxinus excelsior, Germany, Lohr am Main © Arnold Grosscurt – identification conditional


Dense leaf nest, often high in the crown. Check at P. bumeliae for the differences with that relates species.



Fraxinus angustifolia & subsp. oxycarpa, excelsior.

on Abies, secondary host plant


wax-covered colonies at the roots.


Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba, balsamea, fraseri, nordmanniana, sibirica.


Albrecht (2015a, 2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Béguinot (2002h, 2003a, 2007b, 2012a), Blackman & Eastop, Börner & Franz (1956a), Börner & Heinze (1957a), Braggion (2013a), Buhr (1964b), Carter & Danielsson (1993a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (2011a), Eklo & Hofsvang (2008a), Heie (1980a), Hellrigl (2004a), Krzywiec (1982a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 23.i.2018