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Dioryctria abietella
(cone pyralid)

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Dioryctria abietella (cone pyralid)

Summary

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  • 17 November 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Dioryctria abietella
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cone pyralid
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Dioryctria abietella Denis & Schiffermüller

Preferred Common Name

  • cone pyralid

Other Scientific Names

  • Phycis abietella Denis & Schiffermüller

International Common Names

  • English: pine knot-horn; pine short borer; spruce cone moth
  • Spanish: piral de las pinas
  • French: pyrale des cones

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: koglepyralide
  • Finland: kuusenkäpykoisa
  • Germany: Fichtenzapfen-Zuensler
  • Italy: Piralide dell'abete
  • Norway: grankonglemoll
  • Sweden: grankottmott

EPPO code

  • DIORAB (Dioryctria abietella)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Pyralidae
  •                             Genus: Dioryctria
  •                                 Species: Dioryctria abietella

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Feb 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

ArmeniaPresent
ChinaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-GuangdongPresent
-HebeiPresent
-HeilongjiangPresent
-HubeiPresent
-HunanPresent
-JiangsuPresent
-JilinPresent
-LiaoningPresent
-ShaanxiPresent
-SichuanPresent
IndiaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-AssamPresent
-Himachal PradeshPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
-UttarakhandPresent
JapanPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-HokkaidoPresent
-HonshuPresent
-KyushuPresent
-ShikokuPresent
PakistanPresent
South KoreaPresent
TaiwanPresent
ThailandPresent

Europe

AlbaniaPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
AustriaPresent
BelgiumPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
BulgariaPresent
CroatiaPresent
CzechiaPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
DenmarkPresent
EstoniaPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
FinlandPresent
FrancePresent
-CorsicaPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
GermanyPresent
GreecePresent
HungaryPresent
IcelandPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
IrelandPresent
ItalyPresent
LatviaPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
LithuaniaPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
LuxembourgPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
MaltaPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
NetherlandsPresent
NorwayPresent
PolandPresent
PortugalPresent
RomaniaPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
RussiaPresent
-SiberiaPresent
SlovakiaPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
SpainPresentOriginal citation: Razowski & Karsholt, 1996
SwedenPresent
SwitzerlandPresent
UkrainePresent
United KingdomPresent

Growth Stages

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Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / internal feeding
Growing point / internal feeding; boring
Seeds / internal feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Actia nudibasis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Apanteles nigriceps Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Bracon brevicornis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Bracon rhyacioniae Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Campoplex Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Campoplex conocola Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Campoplex milleri Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Charmon extensor Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Copidosoma Parasite Eggs; Arthropods|Larvae
Dendrolimus superans sibiricus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Elachertus nr proteoteratis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Elfia setigera Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Endromopoda detrita Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Ephialtes discolor Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Ephialtes inquisitoriella Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Ephialtes sagax Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Ephialtes strobilellae Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Exochus turgidus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Granulosis virus Arthropods|Larvae
Hyssopus thymus Parasite
Liotryphon Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Liotryphon punctulatus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Lissonota Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Lissonota nigra Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Lissonota nishiguchii Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Lissonota nr deversor Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Lissonota sapinea Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Lophyroplectus luteator Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Macrocentrus nitidus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Mesoleius segmentator Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Nosema Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Paecilomyces farinosus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Pales murina Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Palexorista Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Pigeria piger Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Pimpla contemplator Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Pseudoperichaeta Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Pseudoperichaeta monochaeta Parasite Eggs
Pseudoperichaeta nigrolineata Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Scambus arundinator Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Stenomalina rugosa Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Telenomus kolbei Parasite Eggs
Trichogrammatoidea Parasite Eggs
Trichomma dioryctri Parasite
Trichomma dioryctrii Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Trichomma enecator Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Zemiotes Parasite Arthropods|Larvae

References

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Arutyunyan GA, Kozakevich ZM, 1977. Cone moths of the genus Dioryctria Z. (Lepidoptera, Phycitidae) of Armenia. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 56(4):762-764

Bhandari RS, Joshi MC, Zaidi SMH, Rawat JMS, 2003. Chemical control of cone worm, Dioryctria abietella, infesting cones of Silver fir (Abies pindrow) by systemic insecticides. Indian Forester, 129(3):401-406

Bhandari RS, Swati Pande, Joshi MC, Zaidi SMH, Rawat JMS, Vinod Kumar, 2006. Control of cone worm, Dioryctria abietella Denis and Schiffermueller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in seed production areas of spruce, Picea smithiana Boiss by systemic insecticides. Indian Forester, 132(8):1041-1046. http://www.indianforester.org

Fodor S, 1973. Preliminary results of a trial of chemical control of insects damaging cones of Pinus sylvestris. Erdo., 22:279-282

Goater B, 1986. British pyralid moths. A guide to their identification. British pyralid moths. A guide to their identification., 175pp.; [8 col. pl., 12 fig., 22x16 cm]

Kollár, J., 2007. The harmful entomofauna of woody plants in Slovakia. Acta Entomologica Serbica, 12(1), 67-79. http://www.eds.org.rs/AES/vol12-1/09.pdf

Lofstedt C, Lofqvist J, Roques A, 1986. Pheromones for trapping of two moth species in seed orchards. Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Cone and Seed Insects Working Party S2.07-01. Briancon, 05100, France, September 3-5, 1986 [edited by Roques, A.] Olivet, France; Station de Zoologie Forestiere, 247-255

Munroe E, 1959. Canadian Entomologist, 91:65-72

Razowski J, Karsholt O, eds, 1996. A distributional checklist of European Lepidoptera. Stenstrup: Apollo Books

Smetanin AN, 1970. The control of pests of the cones and seeds of pine. Zashchita Rastenii, 15(7):37-38

Tyul'panova VA, Kozlova TL, Ignatenko LK, 1990. Interaction of the entomopathogenic fungus Paecilomyces farinosus (Dickson: Fr.) Brown et Smith with the components of Siberian coniferous biocoenoses. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya, 24(2):124-128

UK, CAB International, 1991. Dioryctria abietella. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests , (June) Wallingford, UK: CAB International.Map 520.

Verma TD, Gaur RK, 1994. Bioecology of Dioryctria abietella Denis and Schiff. A pest of conifers in the north-western Himalaya. BIOTROPIA, No. 7:12-17; 4 ref

Zhimerikin VN, Gulii VV, 1972. Granulosis of Dioryctria abietella Schiff. Izvestiya Sibirskogo Otdeleniya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Biologicheskikh Nauk, No. 5 (1):68-73

Distribution References

Arutyunyan G A, Kozakevich Z M, 1977. Cone moths of the genus Dioryctria Z. (Lepidoptera, Phycitidae) of Armenia. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie. 56 (4), 762-764.

Bhandari R S, Joshi M C, Zaidi S M H, Rawat J M S, 2003. Chemical control of cone worm, Dioryctria abietella, infesting cones of Silver fir (Abies pindrow) by systemic insecticides. Indian Forester. 129 (3), 401-406.

Bhandari R S, Swati Pande, Joshi M C, Zaidi S M H, Rawat J M S, Vinod Kumar, 2006. Control of cone worm, Dioryctria abietella Denis and Schiffermueller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in seed production areas of spruce, Picea smithiana Boiss by systemic insecticides. Indian Forester. 132 (8), 1041-1046. http://www.indianforester.org

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated b. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Kollár J, 2007. The harmful entomofauna of woody plants in Slovakia. Acta Entomologica Serbica. 12 (1), 67-79. http://www.eds.org.rs/AES/vol12-1/09.pdf

Smetanin A N, 1970. The control of pests of the cones and seeds of pine. Zashchita Rastenii. 15 (7), 37-38.

Tyul'panova V A, Kozlova T L, Ignatenko L K, 1990. Interaction of the entomopathogenic fungus Paecilomyces farinosus (Dickson: Fr.) Brown et Smith with the components of Siberian coniferous biocoenoses. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya. 24 (2), 124-128.

UK, CAB International, 1991. Dioryctria abietella. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CAB International. Map 520. DOI:10.1079/DMPP/20056600520

Verma T D, Gaur R K, 1994. Bioecology of Dioryctria abietella Denis and Schiff. A pest of conifers in the north-western Himalaya. BIOTROPIA. 12-17.

Zhimerikin V N, Gulii V V, 1972. Granulosis of Dioryctria abietella Schiff. Izvestiya Sibirskogo Otdeleniya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Biologicheskikh Nauk. 68-73.

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