Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cinara montanicola

Cinara montanicola (Börner, 1939)

on Pinus


Apterae 2-4 mm, grey-brown with variably-developed black dorsal markings, sometimes lightly dusted with wax. Preferring undersides of 2- to 3-year old branches including sections without needles, often in sheltered positions near the ground. Colonies may be very dense and are attended by ants.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus mugo, sylvestris, uncinata.


Cinaria montanicola.


Blackman & Eastop (2018), Börner & Franz (1956a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 29.i.2019