Seq # 220020020

Prays oleae (Bernard, 1788) Species

Last modified: Jan. 21, 2020, 3:23 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, imported via plant trade.


Family: Praydidae > Genus: Prays > Species: Prays oleae
Vernacular names
Olijfmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 2016. Catalogus van de Belgische Lepidoptera – Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium. — Entomobrochure 9: 1–279. On page 59.


Hitherto only traces and mines have been found on imported olive trees, among others on 20.iv.2009 in Sint-Laurentius (AN), leg. C. Snyers. The species has not yet managed to maintain itself in Belgium.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Olea europaea
Host plant (genera):
Olea and Phillyrea
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