Metriochroa latifoliella (Millière, 1886)
Olea europaea, France, Corsica, Monticello, Parc de Saleccia © Stéphane Claerebout
same mine lighted from behind
Olea europaea, Crete, Aghia Galini © Paul Fontaine
Corridor, that makes a loop through the entire leaf. The corridor is very narrow where it begins, becoming quite wide in the end. Copious amounts of frass; only the margins remain free of frass and are transparant. Pupation in a silken cocoon at the end of the mine.
According to Patocka (2001b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a) also onIlex aquifolium.
Three generations; hibernation in the larval stage.
distribution within Europe
Mediterranean region (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Beautifully illustrated by Grandi (1931a, 1933a).
Described by Patočka (2001b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Contrary to Prays oleae not a serious pest.
Amsel & Hering (1933a), Grandi (1931a, 1933a), Hering (1932e, 1934c, 1957a), Maček (1999a), Patočka (2001b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Utech (1962a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).