Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lamprodila festiva

Lamprodila festiva (Linnaeus, 1767)

cypress borer, cypress jewel beetle

on Chamaecyparis, etc.

Lamrodrila festiva on Chamaecyparis

Chamaecyparis, exit holes and galleries © Tatjana Kereši.

(from Kereši, 2020).

Lamprodila festiva larva

larva © Tamás Németh (from Ruicănescu & Stoica)

parasite

Larvae bore under the bark.

host plants

Cupressaceae, oligophagous

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, pisifera; Cupressus dupreziana subsp. atlantica, sempervirens; Juniperus chinensis, communis, oxycedrus, phoenicea, scopulorum, thiurifera; Platycladus orientalis; Tetraclinis articulata; Thuja occidentalis, plicata.

References to Tamarix; Ziziphus lotus. need further confirmation.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

synonyms

Ovalisia, Palmar, Poecilonota, festiva; Palmar holzschuhi Hellrigl 1972.

notes

A serious pest, mainly on ornamental conifers, that is fast expanding. Infested trees are killed within several years.

references

Arnáiz Ruiz & Bercedo Páramo (2005b), Bunescu & Florian (2019a), Colijn, Heijerman & Teunissen (201a), Jendek, Poláková, Szopa & Kodada (2018a), Kereši (2020a), Monreal Montoya, Sánchez Pérez & Claramunt González (2005a), Murria Beltrán & Murria Beltrán (2005a), Nitzu, Dobrin, Dumbravă & Gutue (2016a), Rabl, Rabl & Rabl (2017a), Ruicănescu & Stoica (2019a), Ruseva, Todorov & Pencheva (2020a), Schmidt, Diószegi, Szabó & Hrotkó (2014a), Verdugo (2005a), Verdugo Páez (2000a).

Last modified 5.iv.2021