Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cymolomia hartigiana

Cymolomia hartigiana (Saxesen, 1840)

plumbeous spruce tortrix


The young larvae mine in the young leaves; later they live free between leaves that are lightly spun together.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies alba; Picea abies.


Larvae from October till May, mining only before the hibernation (Hering, 1957a; Patočka, 1960a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Sicily, and Bulgaria, and from France to Central Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Pale yellowish green; head and pronotum light brown; thoracic feet brown. Prolegs with c. 45 crochets in a double row. Anal comb with 8 prongs (Swatschek, 1958a; Patočka, 1960a).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Buhr (1935b), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka (1960a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Šumpich (2011a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 11.iii.2020