Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gastrodes abietum

Gastrodes abietum Bergroth, 1914

spruce cone bug

on Picea, etc.


Larvae and adults in the mature cones, sucking at the seeds.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies; Picea abies.

Rarely Fagus sylvatica (Ribes), Larix, Pinus.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Aukema (1996b), Aukema & Hermes (2016a), Péricart (1998b), Ribes (1982a), Spuņǵis (2008a) .

Last modified 28.ix.2023