Olive moth

Olive moth

Prays oleae



Description: The Olive Moth is a small lepidopteran 6 mm in length that mostly attacks the olive tree.


Number of annual generations: normally, three generations a year, each one attacks different parts of the tree.


Damage: the larvae resulting from the first generation (phyllophage) attack leaves and buds, those of the second, attack flowers (antofagase) and those of the third, the fruit (coprophage). The damages to the latter are the most serious because they cause the fruits to fall.