Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xyela alpigena

Xyela alpigena (Strobl, 1895)

on Pinus


Several larvae live in a fully closed male cone, feeding op the pollen. Pupation in a cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Pinaceae, narrowly monophagous

Pinus cembra.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Benson (1961a), Blank (2002a), Blank, Shinohara & Altenhofer (2013a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Schedl (1976a).

Last modified 20.iv.2020