Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sirex juvencus

Sirex juvencus (Linnaeus, 1758)

steely-blue wood wasp

on Pinus, etc.


Larvae bore in the stem. They live in symbiosis with the fungus Amylostereum chailletii (Persoon) Boidin 1958 (Schedl).

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies alba; Larix decidua; Picea abies; Pinus sylvestris; Pseudotsuga.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Paururus juvencus.


BeneŇ° (2013a), Berland (1947a), Borowski, Marczak, Szawaryn, ao (2019a), Hoop (1983a), Kust (2017a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Pschorn-Walcher & Taeger (1995), Schedl (2009a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 24.iv.2024