Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bactrocera oleae

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.

synonyms

Dacus oleae.

notes

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

references

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

Last modified 17.x.2020