Bactrocera oleae (Gmelin, 1790)

on Olea

gall

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

host plants

Oleaceae, monophagous

Olea europaea.

notes

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

references

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

mod 6.i.2019