Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pteleobius vittatus

Pteleobius vittatus (Fabricius, 1787)

elm bark beetle

on Ulmus


The larvae develop under the bark of ailing or dying trees. However, the adults hibernate in short (0.5-1 cm) galleries that they make in the bark of healthy trees. Buhr writes that in the following spring copious callus tissue is formed as a reaction.

host plants

Ulmaceae, monophagous

Ulmus laevis, minor, pumila.



distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Buhr (1965a), Duffy (1953a), Gatti (2011a), Marković & Stojanović (2012a, 2015a), Munroe (1926a), Nikulina, Mandelshtam, Petrov, ao (2015a), Roskam (2019a), Sanchez, Chittaro, Germann & Knížek (2020a), Schedl (1980a), Selmi (1987a), Zanta & Battisti (1990a).

Last modified 4.iv.2021