Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cecidomyia pini

Cecidomyia pini (DeGeer, 1776)

on Abies, Picea, Pinus


the orange-coloured larvae live immersed in a clump of resin, only the strongly enlarged rear spiracles protruding. Pupation in a conspicuous white cocoon outside of the resin mass.


Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies alba; Picea abies; Pinus cembra, sylvestris.

The normal host plant is Pinus sylvestris.


Cecidomyia pini: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)


Itonida pini.


Barnes (1951a), Gagné (1978a), Möhn (1955a), Nijveldt (1987a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá (2006a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a, 2010a, 2021a: 188), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

Last modified 29.ix.2021