Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xyela heldreichii

Xyela heldreichii Blank, 2013

on Punus


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

host plants

Pinaceae, narrowly monophagous

Pinus heldreichii.

distribution within Europe

Albania, Greece.


Blank, Shinohara & Altenhofer (2013a).

Last modified 10.iv.2020