Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Crypturgus mediterraneus

Crypturgus mediterraneus Eichhof, 1871

on Abies, Pinus

Crypturgus mediterraneus brood gallery system

brood gallery system (from Mendel ao)


Irregular galleries in the bark of dying trees. The tiny adult beetles enter the bark using entrance openings made by larger bark beetles species.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies numidica, pinsapo; Pinus brutia, halepensis, nigra aubsp. pallasiana, pinaster, pinsapo, radiata.


At least three generations per year.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Jordal & Kníźek (2007a), Lieutier, Mendel & Faccoli (2016a), Lombardero (1995a), Mendel, Madar & Golan (1985a), Nikulina, Mandelshtam, Petrov, ao (2015a), Plaza (1983a).

Last modified 7.xii.2021