Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura oxycoccana

Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson, 1899

blueberry gall midge

on Vaccinium


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

host plants

Ericaceae, narrowly monophagous

Vaccinium ashei, corymbosum, macrocarpon.


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


Dernisky, Evans, Liburd & Mackenzie (2005), Plažanin, Gotlin Čuljak & Juran (2012a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 292).

Last modified 9.x.2021