Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ectoedemia algeriensis

Ectoedemia algeriensis van Nieukerken, 1985


Egg at the upper side, often on ar near a vein. The mine is a much contorted corridor, often following a vein for some distance; frass black, leaving narrow clear margins.

Vacated mines cannot de distinguished from those of Ect. haraldi, heringella or suberis.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus coccifera, ilex, rotundifolia, suber.


In France larvae were found in February – March; probably univoltine (van Nieukerken ao, 2010a).

distribution within Europe

Algeria, Morocco (Atlas mountains); southern France.


Whitish (not green, as was published originally); no ventral plates.


A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1985a, 1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2006a, 2010a).

Last modified 28.xi.2018