Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Zelleria oleastrella

Zelleria oleastrella (Millière, 1864)

olive ermine

on Olea

Zelleria oleastrella

Greece, Lefkas, Katouna, © Laurens van der Linde

Zelleria oleastrella

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Larvae between spin leaves, making very untidy fleck mines; pupation in a white cottony cocoon, attached to a leaf or to the bark.

host plants

Oleaceae, monophagous

Olea europaea.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2023).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Meert.


Kaçar & Ulusoy (2011a), Lepiforum (2023), Meert (2018a), Nel & Nel (2003a).

Last modified 27.vii.2023