Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pissodes piniphilus

Pissodes piniphilus (Herbst, 1797)

pissodes weevil

on Abies, Picea, Pinus


Larvae make long sinuous galleries in the cambium of branches in the canopy of healthy trees. Pupation in pupal chamber in the wood, that is lined with a thick layer of wood chips. Because often the cambium is almost completely ringed, branches usually are killed.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies nordmanniana; Picea abies; Pinus strobus, sylvestris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Balalaikins & Bukejs (2012b), Lu, Zhang & Langor (2007a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Voƻte (1940a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 3.x.2020