Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Kaltenbachiola strobi

Kaltenbachiola strobi (Winnertz, 1853)

on Picea


At the base of the cone scales, at the inside, one or more lighter coloured pustules, each containing one red larva. Pupation in spring in the gall in a white cocoon. Infested cones remain longer closed than usual.

host plants

Pinaceae, monofaag

Picea abies, glauca, omorika, pungens.

The reference by Buhr to Pinus strobus and sylvestris is erroneous (Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer, 2014a).


Kaltenbachiola strobi: prosternum

the prosternum has no spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)


Kaltenbachiella, Perrisia, strobi.


Torymus azureus, caudatus. In the cones also the larvae are found of the probable predator of K. strobi, the cecidomyiid Lestodiplosis holstei.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), de Vere Graham & Gijswijt (1998a), Hellrigl (2006a), Houard (1908a), Möhn (1955a), Nijveldt (1973a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Seifert, Wermelinger & Schneider (2003a), Simova-Tošić & Skuhravá (2001a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a, 2007a), Skrzypczyńska (1982a), Skrzypczyńska (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a, 2006a, 2007a, 2009a, 2010a, 2012a, 2021aL 181), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

Last modified 30.iv.2022