Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oulema gallaeciana

Oulema gallaeciana (von Heyden, 1879)

on grasses


Larvae free on the leaves, their body covered by a mantle consisting of a mix of frass and secretion; cause linear window feeding.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agropyron; Avena sativa; Bromus; Dactylis; Deschampsia cespitosa; Elytrigia; Festuca; Holcus; Hordeum; Lolium; Phragmites; Secale; Triticum aestivum; Zea mays.

Also (? beetles) Cirsium


Univoltine, hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Steinhausen (2001b).


Oulema lichenis (Voet, 1806); O. obscura (Stephens, 1831).


Bahillo de la Puebla & Román (2009a), Fagot (2019a), Fuss, Geiser & Patzner (2005a), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurčić, ao (2014a), Maican & Serafim (2016a), Mohr (1985a), Noordijk, Ulenberg, Zwakhals ao (2016a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Rozner & Rozner (2008a), Steinhausen (2001b), Troukens (2012b), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

Last modified 13.iii.2024