Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oligotrophus valerii

Oligotrophus valerii (Tavares, 1904)

on Juniperus

Oligotrophus valerii: gall on Juniperus oxycedrus

Juniperus oxycedrus, Spanje, Cataluña, Corçà (Àger), Ermita de Mare de Déu de la Pertusa © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Oligotrophus valerii: gall on Juniperus oxycedrus

another specimen


Bud gall, formed by two whorls of needles, pear-shaped, squat, 8-10 mm long, with its broad base attached in the axil of a needle. Univoltine; hibernation in the gall, in spring also there the pupation.

host plants

Cupressaceae, oligophagous

Juniperus communis, oxycedrus & subsp. macrocarpa + transtagana.


Arceuthomyia, Rhopalomyia, valerii; Oligotrophus oxycedri Rübsaamen, 1916.


Species of SW Europe.


Béguinot (2003a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rübsaamen (1916a), Salas-Remón, Llimona, Lozano ao (2015a), Sánchez & Bruun (2018a), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997b), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Kettani (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravý & Skuhravá (1999a, 2021a: 143), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a).

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