Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pissodes validirostris

Pissodes validirostris (Sahlberg, 1834)

on Pinus


Galling of the cones: they are malformed, curved, and drop before the winter. In the gall 1-3 apodous larvae. Pupation in the gall.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus cembra, mugo, nigra, pinea, ponderosa, sylvestris, uncinata.

Not on Pinus cembra!


Dauphin & Aniotsbehere attribute this gall to Pissodes notatus Fabricius, 1787 [= P. castaneus (deGeer, 1775)], but according to Buhr that is based on a misindentification.


Balalaikins & Bukejs (2012b), Bracalini, Benedettelli, Croci ao (2013a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dormont & Roques (2003a), Lu, Zhang & Langor (2007a), Rheiheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tomasi (2014a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 3.x.2020