Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tomicus minor

Tomicus minor (Hartig, 1834)

lesser pine shoot beetle

on Pinus

parasite

Larvae bore in the bark of thinner branches of weakened trees.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus brutia, densiflora, halepensis, koraiensis, mugo & subsp. rotundata, nigra & subsp. laricio + pallasiana + salzmannii, pinaster, pinea, radiata, strobus, sylvestris, thunbergii.

Also listed from Picea orientalis and even Cedrus libani (Cupressaceae).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

synonyms

Blastophagus, Myelophilus, minor.

references

Ciesla, Erkanat & Akeson (2011a), Doychev & Ovcharov (2006a), Duffy (1953a), Lombardero (1995a), López Romero, Romón Ochoa, Iturrondobeitia Bilbao & Goldaracena Lafuente (2007a), Ruiz-Portero, Barranco & Cabello (2004a), Munroe (1926a), Nikulina, Mandelshtam, Petrov, ao (2015a), Ruiz-Portero, Barranco & Cabello (2004a), Sarikaya & Yildirim (2011a), Schedl (1980a).

Last modified 28.xi.2020