Cephalcia abietis (Linnaeus, 1758)

spruce webworm

on Picea


Larvae, often in large number together, in strongly frass-incrustrated silken tubes among the needles. Oviposition in rows of 4-12 on a needle.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Picea abies, obovata, koraiensis, pungens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


van Achterberg & van Aartsen (1986a), Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Jachym (2007a), Kula, Holuša, Roller & Úradník (2016a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a).

mod 20.iii.2020