Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Vitisiella oenephila

Vitisiella oenephila (Haimhoffen, 1875)

on Vitis

Vitisiella oenephila: galls on Vitis vinifera

galls (from Houard, 1909a)

 Vitis vinifera: galls on Vitis vinifera

Vitis vinifera, Crete, Tymbaki © Paul Fontaine


Small (c. 3 mm), hard, rounded pustules, generally close to the veins, protruding at both sides, with a small opening at the underside. Larvae initially pale yellow, orange or salmon when full grown. Univoltine, hibernation as larva in the ground.

host plants

Vitaceae, monophagous

Vitis vinifera.


Janetiella, Perrisia, oenephila, often incorrectly written as oenophila.


Barnes (1948b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá, Bayram, Çam ao (2005a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997b, 1999a, 2004b, 2005c, 2006a, 2010a, 2021a: 305), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tavares (1905a [“henophila”]), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 11.x.2021