Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xyela helvetica

Xyela helvetica (Benson, 1961)

on Pinus

parasite

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 mugo.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Xyelatana helvetica.

references

Benson (1961a), Blank (2002a), Blank, Shinohara & Altenhofer (2013a).

Last modified 10.iv.2020