Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhyacionia pinivorana

Rhyacionia pinivorana (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

spotted shoot

on Pinus


The larva develops in late summer in a lateral bud; here also it hibernates. In the spring it lives as a borer in a shoot. Generally this is a lateral shoot, but even when the central shoot is attacked this generally does not develop in the typical “post-horn” malformation that is characteristic for an infection by Rh. buoliana.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus sylvestris.

Records from Abies alba need confirmation.



distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body reddish brown, shagreened; head blackish brown; prothoracic plate dark brown; anal plate brown; see also Swatschek.


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Evetria pinivorana.


Baixeras, Domínguez & Martínez (1996a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Seven, Ozdemir, Ozdemir & Bozkurt (2005a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann, Standfuss & Müller-Rutz (1913a).

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