Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xyela obscura

Xyela obscura (Strobl, 1895)

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 mugo.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


BeneŇ° (2013a), Benson (1961a, 1962a), Blank (2002a), Blank, Shinohara & Altenhofer (2013a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Schedl (1976a, 1978a).

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