Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Piceacecis abietiperda

Piceacecis abietiperda (Henschel, 1880)

on Picea

Piceacecis abietiperda: gall on Picea abies

Picea abies, Denmark © Simon Haarder

Piceacecis abietiperda: (young?) larvae

larvae in the gall; because of their colour probably not yet full grown.

Piceacecis abietiperda: vacated gall on Picea abies

Picea abies, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Neufchâteau, Grapfontaine © Stéphane Claerebout: vacated gall

Piceacecis abietiperda: vacated galls on Picea abies

often several together


small swelling under the bud scales of a current year’s shoot, mostly several together. In each gall a larva with the colour of red lead. Univoltine. The larvae hibernate in the gall.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Picea abies.

Houard (1908a) additionally mentions Abies nordmanniana, most probably in error.


Dasineura, Perrisia, abietiperda; Dasineura, Perrisia, piceae Henschel, 1881.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Gagné & Graney (2014a), Gagné & Jaschof (2014a), Haarder, Bruun, Harris & Skuhravá (2016a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá (1989a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 13.ix.2019