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 th 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).


Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

Last modified 15.v.2020