Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter ilicifoliella

Phyllonorycter ilicifoliella (Duponchel 1843)


Average-size lower-surface tentiform mine with many sharp folds in the lowers epidermis. Usually the roof of the mine is only incompletely eaten out, leaving a green centre. Pupa in the mine, in a cocoon that lies freely in the mine and is entirely covered with frass.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris.

The reference to Quercus trojana as a host plant by Deschka (1983a) probably is due to a confusion.


Larvae in July and September – October (Hering, 1957a); hibernation als pupa (Gregor & Patočka, 2001a).

distribution within Europe

From Czechia to Portugal, Sicily, and Greece, and from France to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005).

parasitoids, predators

Achrysocharoides latreillii.


Deschka (1970c, 1983a), Gregor (1952a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Gregor, Šefrová, Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2022a), Hering (1934a, 1957a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), van Nieukerken ao (2004a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Tomov & Dimitrov (2007a), Zimmermann & Skala (1946a).

Last modified 1.vii.2022