Cinara pilicornis (Hartig, 1841)

spruce shoot aphid

on Picea (Tsuga)

Cinara pilicornis on Picea sitchensis

Picea sitchensis, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints


No host plant alternation. Aphids at the underside of the youngest shoots, among the needles. The antennae are conspicuously long-hairy. The siphunculi cones are inconspicuous, almost flat. The colonies are often attended by ants; they produce abundant honey dew.

host plants

Pinaceae, almost monophagous

Picea abies, engelmannii, glauca, omorika, orientalis, pungens, schrenkiana subsp. tianschanica, sitchensis; Tsuga heterophylla.


Cinaropsis pilicornis.


Albrecht (2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Danielsson (1974a), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1995a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Burgener (1966a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Núñez-Pérez & Tizado (1996a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Sanchís, Binazzi & Michelena (1996a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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