Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aleurolobus olivinus

Aleurolobus olivinus (Silvestri, 1911)

olive witefly

mainly on Oleaceae


Puparia on upper and undersides of the leaves. They are ± 1 mm, black, flat, almost circular with a very short, translucent fringe of wax-hairs. The central disk is surrounded by a marginal area, separated by a distinct furrow. Adults have two irregular purplish zig-zag transversal bands on the fore wing.

host plants

Oleaceae (Ericaceae), constrained polyphagous

Olea europaea; Phillyrea angustifolia, latiffolia.

Less often also Erica arborea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bink-Moenen (1989a), Gómez-Menor (1944a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1954a), Haber & Mifsud (2007a), Malumphy & Mifsud (2012a), Martin, Mifsud & Rapisarda (2000a), Mifsud & Porta-Puglia (2005a), Šimala, Masten Milek & Pintar (2015a).

Last modified 16.xii.2021