Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cephalcia abietis

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.

Also on Pinus (Kust).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Pictures in Olenici (2017a).


Cephaleia abietis.


van Achterberg & van Aartsen (1986a), Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Berland (1947a), Holuša, Liška, Modlinger & Véle (2007a), Hoop (1983a), Jachym (2007a), Kula, Holuša, Roller & Úradník (2016a), Kust (2017a), Magis (1988a), Midtgaard (1986a), Olenici (2017a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 24.iv.2024