Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pissodes castaneus

Pissodes castaneus (deGeer, 1775)

small banded pine weevil

on Pinus


Eggs are deposited one by one in the bark of branches of young trees. The larvae bore in the bark and in the cambium; hibernation as larva, pupation in spring in a pupal chamber lined with wood chips.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus banksiana, nigra, pinaster, pinea, radiata, sylvestris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Pissodes notatus Fabricius, 1787.


Balalaikins & Bukejs (2012b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Compte (1981a), Hernández Alonso, Martín Bernal & Pérez Fortea (1994a), Israelson, Machado, Oromi & Palm (1981a, Lu, Zhang & Langor (2007a), Panzavolta & Tiberi (2010a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tomasi (2003a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 8.xi.2020