Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Attelabus variolosus

Attelabus variolosus (Fabricius, 1801)

on Quercus


The female deposits an egg near the top of a leaf, then folds the leaf lengthwise over the midrib, and ultimately rolls the complete leaf from tip to petiole into a compact leaf roll.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus canariensis, ilex.


Univoltine; Hibernation as egg or young larva

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


See Arahou.


Arahou (1992a), Sáez Bolaño, Blanco Villero & Sánchez Ruiz (2013a).

Last modified 31.iii.2019