Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson, 1899

blueberry gall midge

on Vaccinium

gall

The larvae live in the flowers and slightly infolded young leaves, causing them to die entirely or partially. Larvae are gregarious, hyaline at first, then yellow, finally orange.

hostplants

Ericaceae, narrowly monophagous

Vaccinium ashei, corymbosum, macrocarpon.

notes

Pest insect, originating from North Amerca, that appeared in several European countries in the first years of the current century.

references

Dernisky, Evans, Liburd & Mackenzie (2005), Plažanin, Gotlin Čuljak & Juran (2012a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

mod 21.iv.2018