Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Euphyllura phillyreae

Euphyllura phillyreae Förster, 1848

on Phillyrea, Olea, Osmanthus

Euphyllura phillyreae on Osmanthus spec.

Osmanthus spec., France, Paris, 20.v.2018 © Pierre Duhem


the nymphs at the underside of the leaves and in the inflorescence, produce copious amounts of bright white wax-wool; the leaves roll inwards.

host plants

Oleaceae, oligophagous

Phillyrea angustifolia, latifolia; Olea europaea; Osmanthus fragrans, heterophyllus.


Univoltine; hibernation as adult.


Athanasíou & Zárpas (0000a), del Bene, Gargani & Landi (1997a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1992a), Hodkinson & Hollis (1981a), Seljak (2020a), Spodek, Burckhardt & Freidberg (2017a).

Last modified 23.v.2020