Pissodes piceae (Illiger, 1807)
european silver fir weevil
larval galleries in the cambium © Stanislaw Kinelski, Bugwood.org
pupal chamber © Milan Zubrik, Forest Research Institute, Slovakia, Bugwood.org
The female deposits a small number of eggs in a self-made cavity in the bark of branches and stem. From here the larvae radiate in the cambium. The larvae hibernate, pupate in the spring in a pupal chamber lined with wood chips.
distribution within Europe
Balalaikins & Bukejs (2012b), Lu, Zhang & Langor (2007a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).