Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Paradiplosis abietispectinatae

Paradiplosis abietispectinatae (Tubeuf, 1930)

on Abies


The lower part of the needles is widened, and red to brown in colour. Larvae orange yellow, usually solitary; they can jump; they live in the parenchyma of the needle. Univoltine; hibernation and pupation within the litter.


Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba.


Paradiplosis abietispectinatae: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)


Agevillea, Paradiplosis, abietis (Hubault, 1945)


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Möhn (1955), Postner (1957a), Roskam (2019a), Simova-Tošić (2008a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 2021a: 20), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

Last modified 7.ix.2021