Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dioryctria simplicella

Dioryctria simplicella Heinemann, 1863

brown pine knot-horn

on Picea, Pinus

parasite

The young larva bores from autumn till the following spring in an one year old shoot. After the penultimate moult in enters the bud of a new shoot and empties it completely, leaving only the bud scales. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Pinus sylvestris.

phenology

Univoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

synonyms

Dioryctria mutatella Fuchs, 1902.

references

Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Schütze (1931a), Segerer & Pröse (1997a), Thomann, Standfuss & Müller-Rutz (1913a), Wieser & Huemer (1997a), Ylla, Macià & Huertas-Dionisio (2015a).

Last modified 13.ii.2020