Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pealius madeirensis

Pealius madeirensis Martin, Franquinho Aguiar & Pita 1996

on Picconia


Puparia 0.7-1 mm, oval, pale. Each puparium bears laterally three pairs of curled “shells” of wax, leaving the median line covered by nothing more than a little mealy wax. In dense groups at the undersides of the leaves; colonies conspicuous because of copious amounts of wax.

host plants

Oleaceae, monophagous

Picconia excelsa.

distribution within Europe



Martin, Franquinho Aguiar & Pita (1996a).

Last modified 15.ii.2019