Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cydia coniferana

Cydia coniferana (Saxesen, 1940)

pine-bark piercer

on Pinaceae


The larvae bore in the callus tissue around bark wounds. Their presence is betrayed by large quantities of ejected frass.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligofaag

Abies alba; Picea omorika, sitchensis; Pinus contorta, mugo, nigra subsp. laricio + salzmannii, strobus, sylvestris; Pseudotsuga menziesii.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni.


Grapholitha coniferana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Heckford (1993a), Kuchlein, Gielis, Huisman, ao (1988a), LaGasa & Passoa (2007a), Lepiforum (2020), Lyneborg (1987a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Schütze (1932a), Šumpich (2011b).

Last modified 5.iii.2021