Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epinotia nigricana

Epinotia nigricana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

fir bell

on Abies


Tha larva bores in a terminal bud from autumn till spring; it needs several buds tp complete its development.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni, Swatschek.


Epiblema nigricana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 5.ii.2020