Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dioryctria abietella

Dioryctria abietella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775

dark pine knot-horn

on Abies, Picea, Pinus


Larvae bore in the cones.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies alba, nordmanniana, procera; Picea abies; Pinus nigra, sylvestris.


Univoltine; hibernation als fully fed larva in the fallen cone.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni.


Kasy (1987a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Segerer & Pröse (1997a), Seifert, Wermelinger & Schneider (2003a), Skrzypczyńska (1982a), Thomann (1956a), Thomann, Standfuss & Müller-Rutz (1913a).

Last modified 20.iii.2021