Pissodes validirostris (Sahlberg, 1834)

on Pinus

gall

Galling of the cones: they are malformed, curved, and drop before the winter. In the gall 1-3 apodous larvae. Pupation in the gall.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus cembra, mugo, nigra, pinea, ponderosa, sylvestris.

synonyms

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere attribute this gall to Pissodes notatus Fabricius, 1787 [= P. castaneus (deGeer, 1775)], but according to Buhr that is based on a misindentification.

references

Bracalini, Benedettelli, Croci ao (2013a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Rheiheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 6.i.2020