Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bactrocera oleae

Bactrocera oleae (Gmelin, 1790)

on Olea


Up to 8 mm long, whitish larvae tunnel in the fruits. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Oleaceae, monophagous

Olea europaea.


The main pest in olive cultivation. The tunnels are of relevance for the gall midge Lasioptera berlesiania.


Athanasíou & Zárpas (0000a), Ebejer (2015a), Iannotta, Belfiore, Noce ao (2012a)

Last modified 19.iii.2020