Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xyela curva

Xyela curva Benson, 1939

on Pinus


The larvae develop in a completely closed male inflorescence, feeding on the pollen. Pupation in a cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus nigra & subsp. laricio + pallasiana + salzmannii.


The pupae may remain dormant for one to several years.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Blank (2002a), Blank, Shinohara & Altenhofer (2013a), Gyurkovics & Haris (2012a), Liston, Prous & Macek (2019a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Schedl (1978a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a), Turrisi (2007a).

Last modified 24.iv.2024