Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cryphalus piceae

Cryphalus piceae (Ratzeburg, 1837)

fir bark beetle

on Abies, etc.

Cryphalus piceae brood galleries

brood galleries © Louis-Michel Nageleisen, Département de la Santé des Forêts,


Larvae make galleries, radiation from a central point, in the phloem of branches of weakened trees.

host plants

Pinaceae, ± monophagous

Abies alba, borisii-regis, cephalonica, cilicica, nordmanniana & subsp. equi-trojani, procera; Picea abies.



distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Borowski & Mokrzycki (2016a), Doychev & Ovcharov (2006a), Duffy (1953a), Justesen, Hansen, Thomsen, ao (2020a), Lieutier, Mendel & Faccoli (2016a), Munroe (1926a), Nikulina, Mandelshtam, Petrov, ao (2015a), Sarikaya & Yildirim (2011a), Schedl (1980a), Seitz, John & Delb (2019a).

Last modified 8.ii.2021