Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthonomus pinivorax

Anthonomus pinivorax Silfverberg, 1977

on spruce


Oviposition in a terminal bud, that subsequently is completely hollowed out by the larva. Pupation in an up to 5 mm long cocoon made out of frass and detritus at the place of the terminal bud.

host plants

Pinaceae, ± monofaag

Picea abies.

Occasionally Pinus nigra, sylvestris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Anthonomus pubescens (Paykull, 1792).


Dieckman (1983a, 1988a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 22.ix.2020