Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ochrodia subdiminutella

Ochrodia subdiminutella (Stainton, 1867)


Short gallery, followed by a large, reticulate blotch, that may or may not contain frass. The larva can make several mines, and may spin leaves together. Pupation external.

host plants

Zygophyllaceae, oligophagous

Tribulus terrestris; Tetraena album, fontanesii.

Outside Europe also Balanites aegytiaca and Zygophyllum guyotii (also Zygophyllacae).


Larvae in spring.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands, and from Spain to the Greek mainland and Crete.


Ephysteris subdiminutella.

Hering (1957a) mentions from Zygophyllum, on the Canary Islands: Tegostoma kabylalis Rebel, 1902. This moth is not known from the European fauna. Klimesch (1984a) assumes that it was a misidentification for O. subdiminutella.


Bidzilya, Karsholt, Kravchenko & Ĺ umpich (2019a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Klimesch (1984a).

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