Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Haematoloma dorsata

Haematoloma dorsata (Ahrens, 1812)

red-black pine bug



Larvae, covered by froth, at the root collar and roots of herbs and grasses; adults free on the needles of conifers. Due to the sucking on the needles, transverse rows of yellowish to brownish rings are formed. Later on, the needles become completely brown and drop off.

host plants, larvae

Avenella flexuosa; Brachypodium pinnatum; Carex flacca; Festuca lemanii; Melica ciliata; Pinus sylvestris; Potentilla pusilla; Prunus serotina; Sanguisorba minor.

host plants, adults

Abies alba, cephalonica; Cedrus atlantica, deodara; Cupressus arizonica, sempervirens; Juniperus communis & subsp. nana; Picea abies, pungens; Pinus brutia, hapelensis, heldreichii, jeffeyi, mugo, nigra & subsp. laricio, pinaster, pinea, ponderosa, radiata, sylvestris; Pseudotsuga menziesii.



distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Haematoloma dorsatum.


Baugnée (2003b), Covassi, Roversi & Toccafondi (1989a), Dabry (0000a), Meijer, Smit, Beukeboom & Schilthuizen (2012a), Moraal (1995a, 1996a), Mühlethaler, Holzinger, Nickel & Wachmann (2018a), Nickel & Niedringhaus (2009a).

Last modified 19.xii.2021