Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cydia strobilella

Cydia strobilella (Linnaeus, 1758)

spruce cone moth, spruce-seed moth

on Picea, etc.

Cydia strobiella larva in Picea cone

Picea spec. © W Strong: larva in bisected cone (from Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia)

parasite

The larva lives in the cone, tunnelling from one seed to the other by way of the cone axis. Apart from premature opening, no external evidence of larval feeding damage is visible on cones.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies alba; Picea abies, omorika; Pinus sylvestris; Pseudotsuga menziesii.

phenology

Univoltine; hiernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body yellow; head light to dark brown; prothoracic plate yellowish (Swatschek).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Grapholitha, Laspeyresia, strobilella.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia (0000a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Lepiforum (2019), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 21.xi.2019