Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cydia conicolana

Cydia conicolana (Heylaerts, 1874)

pine-cone piercer

on Pinus


The comes are incompletely developed, curved, and soiled by resin and frass.Before the pupation the larva bores into a cone scale. Contrary to Pissodes validirostris the larva does have feet.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus nigra, sylvestris.


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Body whitish, head light brown, prothoracic plate pale brown; see Swatschek.


Laspeyresia conicolana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Buhr (1965a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Haslberger (2011a), Lepiforum (2019), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2006a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Šumpich ao (2009a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a), Wimmer (1997a).

Last modified 31.iii.2021