Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Strobilomyia infrequens

Strobilomyia infrequens (Ackland, 1965)

on Larix


The larva feeds on the seeds in the cone. The general image of the infestation strongly resembles the one of Strobilomyia laricicola. However, the egg generally is deposited well hidden on a scale in the top of the cone, and there is no phase in the larval life when a lengthwise tunnel is bored in the axis of the cone.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Larix decidua, gmelinii, kaempferi, sibirica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Strobilomyia infrequens: cephalic skeleton

cephalic skeleton (from Roques ao, 1984a)


Lasiomma infrequens.


Grijpma & van de Weerd (1991a), Michelsen (1988b), Roques, Martinez & Deplanque (1983a), Roques, Raimbault & Deplanque (1984a).

Last modified 17.iii.2021