Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bactrocera oleae

Bactrocera oleae (Gmelin, 1790)

olive fly

on Olea

gall

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

host plants

Oleaceae, monophagous

Olea europaea.

synonyms

Dacus oleae.

parasitoids, predators

Cyrtoptyx latipes; Eupelmus confusus, gemellus, martellii, urozonus.

notes

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

references

Athanasíou & Zárpas (0000a), Dirlbeck (1974a), Doğanlar 2011a, Ebejer (2015a), Fazel, Fallahzadeh & Gheibi (2011a), Haber & Mifsud (2007a), Iannotta, Belfiore, Noce ao (2012a), Merz (1992a), Neuenschwander & Freidberg (1983a), Smit (2006a).

Last modified 23.vi.2022