Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pityokteines curvidens

Pityokteines curvidens (Germar, 1824)

fir engraver beetle, silver fir bark beetle

on Abies.etc.

Pityokteines curvidens: brood galleries

brood galleries in the bark (from Brucklacher).

Pityokteines curvidens galleries

brood galleries in the bark (from Mößnang).


In the thin bark of the stem and thick branches high in the canopy.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

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


Bivoltine; hibernation as adult in a dedicated hibernation cell in the bark.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Brucklacher (2019a), Lieutier, Mendel & Faccoli (2016a), Mößnang (2004a), Nikulina, Mandelshtam, Petrov, ao (2015a), Pernek, Avtzis, Hrašovec, ao (2008a), Schedl (1980a), Seitz, John & Delb (2019a).

Last modified 8.ii.2021