Cacophyia permixtella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)


Narrow, full depth, very transparant corridor, line with some silk, that often follows a vein for a large part. The corridor is not straight but has many recesses or short lateral branches. Almost all frass is ejected through a few clearly visible openings. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Oleaceae, monophagous

Phillyrea angustifolia, latifolia.


Mining larvae in autumn; after the winter they live free in a rolled leaf (Hering, 1934c).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Mediterranean Region (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Cacochroa permixtella.


Amsel & Hering (1933a), Buhr (1941a), Hering (1934c, 1936b, 1957a, 1967a), Skala (1950a).

mod 9.ix.2018