Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Holocacista rivillei

Holocacista rivillei (Stainton, 1855)

Holocacista rivillei: mines on Vitis vinifera

Vitis vinifera, Italië, Rovereto; from van Nieukerken ea (2012a).

Holocacista rivillei: mine on Vitis vinifera

Vitis vinifera, Italy, Vicenza, Borghetto © Erik van Nieukerken

Holocacista rivillei: mines on Vitis vinifera

an occupied mine, another already with an excision


Initially a relatively long, narrow corridor with a broad frass line. The corridor widens into a full depth transparent blotch with dispersed frass. In the end an oval excision is cut from the blotch, in which the larva drops to the ground and where pupation takes place. Often a number of mines in a leaf (up to over 250: Parenti & Varalda, 2000a).


Vitaceae, monophagous

Vitis vinifera.


From May on in 2-4 generations (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

southern Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Antispila rivillei.


Sometimes a pest species.


Amsel & Hering (1931a), Cean (2014a), Grandi (1931a, 1933a), Hering (1957a), Maček (1999a), van Nieukerken, Wagner, Baldessari ao (2012a), Parenti & Varalda (2000a), Skala (1949a).

Last modified 27.xi.2018