Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tetralicia ericae

Tetralicia ericae Harrison, 1917

on Erica


Puparia elongated-oval, ± 1 mm long, black, at the underside of the, partly inrolled, leaved, very difficult to find. Characteristically, the sides of the paparium are sharply keeled.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Erica arborea, australis, carnea, manipuliflora, multiflora, tetralix, umbellata.


Univoltine; hibernation generally as third instar larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bink, Bink-Moenen & Woets (1980a), Bink-Moenen (1989a), Huldén (1986a), Jansen (2011a), Lock (2020a), Malumphy & Mifsud (2012a), Mifsud (1995a), Šimala & Masten Milek (2008a), Šimala, Masten Milek & Pintar (2015a), Zahradník (1961a).

Last modified 13.x.2020