Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Trisetacus pini

Trisetacus pini (Nalepa, 1887)

pine bud mite

on Pinus

Trisetacus pini: gall on Pinus sylvestris

Pinus sylvestris, Poland, Jastarnia © Stéphane Claerebout

Trisetacus pini: gall on Pinus sylvestris

other specimens


More or less rounded, about 2 cm long, yellowish brown swellings of young branches, in fact malignant growth of their bark. The galls are smooth at first, rough later. In the galls many narrow channels where the mites are living. The galls remain for years on the tree (Buhr 1965b; Redfern & Shirley, 2011a).

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus mugo, nigra, strobus, sylvestris.


Eriophyes pini.


Béguinot (2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Boczek (1964a), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a), Cogolludo (1921a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Farkas (1965a, 1966a), Hellrigl (2003a, 2006a), Houard (1908a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Kiedrowicz, Lewandowski & Skoracka (2016a), Lewandowski, Skoracka, Szydło ao (2014a), Máca (2012a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Pye (2012a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a), Roskam (2009a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Tomasi (2003a), Vaněčková-Skuhravá (1996a), Weidner (1954a).

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