Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tremex fuscicornis

Tremex fuscicornis (Fabricius, 1787)



Oviposition in the stem of dying or dead trees, especially where the bark already has statrted to split. Simultaneously with the eggs the female deposits spores of a fungus, Cerena unicolor (Bulliard) Murrill, 1903, the mossy maze polypore (Polyporales). The larva bores in the wood, after initially having feed exclusively on fungal tissue that has developed in the mean time.

host plants

Acer megundo, saccharinum; Alnus; Betula; Carpinus betulus; Celtis; Fagus sylvatica; Juglans; Populus tremula; Prunus x yedoensis; Pterocarya; Pyrus; Quercus; Robinia; Salix; Ulmus; Zelkova serrata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Charles, Nef, Allegro, ao (2014a), Chevin (1987). Pažoutová & Šrůtka (2007a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

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