Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ectoedemia ilicis

Ectoedemia ilicis (Mendes, 1910)


Egg at the upperside of the leaf, mostly next to a vein. The mine is a rather long, initially quite narrow, strongly contorted, gallery. Frass in a very broad central line.

In comparison with E. haraldi the gallery is more contorted and the frass line is more often interrupted (van Nieukerken ao, 2010a).

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus coccifera, ilex, rotundifolia, suber.


Univoltine, larvae from January till March (van Nieukerken ao, 2010a).

distribution within Europe

Western Mediterranean: southern France and Iberia.


Yellow with conspicuous brown ganglia; head light brown; ventral plates absent.


Stigmella ilicis.


Corley, Nunes, Rosete & Ferreira (2019a), Hering (1934a, 1957a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2014a), Z & A Laštůvka (2009b), van Nieukerken (1985a, 1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a, 2010a), Skala (1939a).

Last modified 12.ii.2020