Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pissodes piceae

Pissodes piceae (Illiger, 1807)

european silver fir weevil

on Abies

Pissodes piceae: larval galleries in the cambium

larval galleries in the cambium © Stanislaw Kinelski,

Pissodes piceae: pupal chamber

pupal chamber © Milan Zubrik, Forest Research Institute, Slovakia,


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.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Balalaikins & Bukejs (2012b), Lu, Zhang & Langor (2007a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 3.x.2020