Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pristiphora abietina

Pristiphora abietina (Christ, 1791)

small spruce fly

on Picea


The larvae live freely on the needles; repeated infestations may induces malformationa resembling wirches’ brooms.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Picea abies, obovata, omorika, pungens, sitchensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Benson (1961a), von Berger & Katzensteiner (1994a), Buhr (1965a), Kula, Holuša, Roller & Úradník (2016a), Macek (2012c), Olenici & Olenici (2005a), Prous, Kramp, Vikberg & Liston (2017a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Roskam (2019a), Schedl (2003a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 29.iv.2020