Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phloeotribus scarabaeoides

Phloeotribus scarabaeoides (Bernard, 1788)

olive bark beetle

on Olea, etc.


Larvae and adults in the bark of young branches of living trees, but even more of discarded pruning wood.

host plants

Oleaceae, oligophagous

Fraxinus angustiufolia & subsp. oxycarpa, excelsior; Ligustrum; Olea europaea; Phillyrea latifolia; Syringa vulgaris.

But according to some also Pistacia lentiscus; Rhamnus alaternus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Athanasíou & Zárpas (0000a), Gatti (2011a), Gonzalez & Campos (1994a), Haber & Mifsud (2007a), Lombardero (1995a), Mifsud & Knížek (2009a), Nikulina, Mandelshtam, Petrov, ao (2015a), Selmi (1987a).

Last modified 17.xii.2021