Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cryphalus abietis

Cryphalus abietis (Ratzeburg, 1837)

on Picea, etc.


Larvae in irregular galleries, radiation from an irregular brood chamber in the bark, often at the branch nodes. Species breeds in stems of small undersized spruces, on cut and broken trees, especially abundant in proximal part of small branches.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies alba; Larix decidua; Picea abies, obovata, omorika, orientalis; Pinus banksiana, cembra, sylvestris; Pseudotsuga menziesii.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Cryphalus asperatus auct., incl. Nikulina ao.


Doychev & Ovcharov (2006a), Duffy (1953a), Munroe (1926a), Cryphalus asperatus, Mandelshtam, Petrov, ao (2015a), Schedl (1980a), Vojtěch, Křenová & Jakuš (2013a).

Last modified 15.xi.2020