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Obolodiplosis robiniae
(black locust gall midge)

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Obolodiplosis robiniae (black locust gall midge)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Obolodiplosis robiniae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • black locust gall midge
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman)

Preferred Common Name

  • black locust gall midge

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Diptera
  •                         Family: Cecidomyiidae
  •                             Genus: Obolodiplosis
  •                                 Species: Obolodiplosis robiniae

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

ChinaPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-HebeiPresentLu ChangKuan et al. (2010); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-LiaoningPresentYang ZhongQi et al. (2006); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
JapanPresentKodoi et al. (2003); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-KyushuPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
South KoreaPresentKodoi et al. (2003); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)

Europe

AlbaniaPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
AustriaPresentTomiczek et al. (2009); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
CroatiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
CzechiaPresentSkuhravá et al. (2007); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
DenmarkPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
FrancePresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-CorsicaPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
GermanyPresentHoffmann et al. (2007); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
GreecePresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
HungaryPresentCsóka (2006); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
ItalyPresentBella (2007); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-SicilyPresentBella (2007); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
LithuaniaPresentIntroducedStalažs (2014); EPPO (2020)
LuxembourgPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
NetherlandsPresentRoskam et al. (2008); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
North MacedoniaPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
PolandPresentSkrzypczyńska (2008); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
PortugalPresentEPPO (2020)
RomaniaPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
RussiaPresentGninenko et al. (2011); EPPO (2020)
-Russian Far EastPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-Southern RussiaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
SerbiaPresentMihajlović et al. (2008); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
SlovakiaPresentTóth et al. (2009); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
SloveniaPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
SwedenPresentMolnár et al. (2009); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
SwitzerlandPresentWermelinger and Skuhravá (2007); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
UkrainePresentSviridov and Bazhenova (2009); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
United KingdomPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-EnglandPresentEPPO (2020)

North America

CanadaPresent, Few occurrencesCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-British ColumbiaPresent, Few occurrencesCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-New BrunswickPresent, Few occurrencesCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-Nova ScotiaPresent, Few occurrencesCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-OntarioPresent, Few occurrencesCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-Prince Edward IslandPresent, Few occurrencesCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-QuebecPresent, Few occurrencesCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
United StatesPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-New YorkPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)
-PennsylvaniaPresentCABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2020)

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Plant nameFamilyContext
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)FabaceaeMain

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Platygaster robiniae Lu et al., 2010

References

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Bella S, 2007. On the presence of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) in Central-Southern Italy and in Sicily (Diptera Cecidomyiidae). (Presenza di Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) in Italia centro-meridionale e in Sicilia (Diptera Cecidomyiidae).) Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura, 39(3):239-242.

CABI/EPPO, 2011. Obolodiplosis robiniae. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No.December. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Map 755.

Csóka G, 2006. The first occurrence of the gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) in Hungary. (Az akác-gubacsszúnyog [Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman 1847)] megjelenése magyarországon.) Növényvédelem, 42(12):663-664.

Duso C; Fontana P; Tirello P, 2005. Spread of the gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman) injurious to black locust in Italy and Europe. (Diffusione in Italia e in Europa di Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman), dittero cecidomiide neartico dannoso a Robinia pseudoacacia.) Informatore Fitopatologico, 55(5):30-33.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Gninenko YI; Kostukov VV; Kosheleva OV, 2011. New invasive insects in the forests and greenery of the Krasnodar krai. Zashchita i Karantin Rastenii, No.4:49-50. http://www.z-i-k-r.ru

Hoffmann D; Lichtenberger T; Beiderbeck R, 2007. The American gall wasp Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) in Robinia in Germany. (Die amerikanische Gallmücke Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) an Robinien in Deutschland.) DGaaE Nachrichten, 21(2):86-87.

Kodoi F; Lee HeungSik; Uechi N; Yukawa J, 2003. Occurrence of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Japan and South Korea. Esakia, No.43:35-41.

Lu ChangKuan; Buhl PN; Duso C; Zhao ChunMing; Zhang JuShan; Ji ZhiXin; Gao SuHong; Yu JinYong; Wen XiaoLei, 2010. First discovery of Platygaster robiniae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) parasitizing the invasive Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a gall maker in China. Acta Entomologica Sinica, 53(2):233-237. http://www.insect.org.cn

Mihajlovic L; Glavendekic MM; Jakovljevic I; Marjanovic S, 2008. Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) - a new invasive insect pest on black locust in Serbia. Glasnik Sumarskog Fakulteta, Univerzitet u Beogradu, No.97:197-207. http://user.sezampro.yu/~sf.bg

Molnár B; Boddum T; Szo´´cs G; Hillbur Y, 2009. Occurrence of two pest gall midges, Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman) and Dasineura gleditchiae (Osten Sacken) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on ornamental trees in Sweden. Entomologisk Tidskrift, 130(2):113-120. http://www.sef.nu/

Roskam H; Aa Hvan der; As Bvan; Bijkerk J; Ellis W; Moraal L, 2008. Explosive occurrence of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a gall midge new for The Netherlands. (Korte mededelingen: massaal voorkomen van Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), een nieuwe galmugsoort voor Nederland.) Entomologische Berichten, 68(1):27-28. http://www.nev.nl/eb/index.html

Skrzypczynska M, 2008. Gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) - the new pest of Robinia pseudoacacia L. leaves in Poland. (Pryszczarek Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) - nowy szkodnik lisci robinii biaej Robinia pseudoacacia L. w Polsce.) Sylwan, 152(10):14-16. http://sylwan.ibles.waw.pl/

Skuhravá M; Skuhravý V; Csóka G, 2007. The invasive spread of the gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae in Europe. Cecidology, 22(2):84-90.

Stalazs A, 2014. New records of some dipterans (Diptera: Cecidomyidae, Tephritidae) in north-eastern Lithuania. Zoology and Ecology, 24(1):55-57. http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tzec20

Sviridov SV; Bazhenova TN, 2009. The first record of Platygaster robiniae (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae), parasitoid of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) for Ukraine. Vestnik Zoologii, 43(2):106. http://www.v-zool.kiev.ua

Tomiczek C; Cech TL; Fürst A; Hoyer-Tomiczek U; Krehan H; Perny B; Steyrer G, 2009. Forest protection situation 2008 in Austria. (Forstschutzsituation 2008 in Österreich.) Forstschutz Aktuell, No.46:3-8.

Tóth P; Vánová M; Lukás J, 2009. The distribution of Obolodiplosis robiniae on black locust in Slovakia. Journal of Pest Science, 82(1):61-66. http://www.springerlink.com/content/j481530468021478/?p=8730865c61aa4e659aa9345ed19e8eac&pi=9

Uechi N; Yukawa J; Usuba S, 2005. Recent distributional records of an alien gall midge, Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Japan, and a brief description of its pupal morphology. Kyushu Plant Protection Research, 51:89-93.

Wehrmaker A, 2007. The black locust gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) already widespread in Southwestern Germany in 2006. Cecidology, 22(2):57-59.

Wermelinger B; Skuhravá M, 2007. First records of the gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) and its associated parasitoid Platygaster robiniae Buhl & Duso (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) in Switzerland. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 80(3/4):217-221.

Yang ZhongQi; Qiao XiuRong; Bu WenJun; Yao YanXia; Xiao Yan; Han YiSheng, 2006. First discovery of an important invasive insect pest, Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in China. Acta Entomologica Sinica, 49(6):1050-1053.

Distribution References

Bella S, 2007. On the presence of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) in Central-Southern Italy and in Sicily (Diptera Cecidomyiidae). (Presenza di Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) in Italia centro-meridionale e in Sicilia (Diptera Cecidomyiidae).). Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura. 39 (3), 239-242.

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI/EPPO, 2011. Obolodiplosis robiniae. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CABI. Map 755.

Csóka G, 2006. The first occurrence of the gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) in Hungary. (Az akác-gubacsszúnyog [Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman 1847)] megjelenése magyarországon.). Növényvédelem. 42 (12), 663-664.

EPPO, 2020. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO.

Gninenko Y I, Kostukov V V, Kosheleva O V, 2011. New invasive insects in the forests and greenery of the Krasnodar krai. Zashchita i Karantin Rasteniĭ. 49-50. http://www.z-i-k-r.ru

Hoffmann D, Lichtenberger T, Beiderbeck R, 2007. The American gall wasp Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) in Robinia in Germany. (Die amerikanische Gallmücke Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) an Robinien in Deutschland.). DGaaE Nachrichten. 21 (2), 86-87.

Kodoi F, Lee HeungSik, Uechi N, Yukawa J, 2003. Occurrence of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Japan and South Korea. Esakia. 35-41.

Lu ChangKuan, Buhl P N, Duso C, Zhao ChunMing, Zhang JuShan, Ji ZhiXin, Gao SuHong, Yu JinYong, Wen XiaoLei, 2010. First discovery of Platygaster robiniae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) parasitizing the invasive Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a gall maker in China. Acta Entomologica Sinica. 53 (2), 233-237. http://www.insect.org.cn

Mihajlović L, Glavendekić M M, Jakovljević I, Marjanović S, 2008. Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) - a new invasive insect pest on black locust in Serbia. Glasnik Šumarskog Fakulteta, Univerzitet u Beogradu. 197-207.

Molnár B, Boddum T, Szőcs G, Hillbur Y, 2009. Occurrence of two pest gall midges, Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman) and Dasineura gleditchiae (Osten Sacken) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on ornamental trees in Sweden. Entomologisk Tidskrift. 130 (2), 113-120. http://www.sef.nu/

Roskam H, Aa H van der, As B van, Bijkerk J, Ellis W, Moraal L, 2008. Explosive occurrence of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a gall midge new for The Netherlands. (Korte mededelingen: massaal voorkomen van Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), een nieuwe galmugsoort voor Nederland.). Entomologische Berichten. 68 (1), 27-28.

Skrzypczyńska M, 2008. Gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) - the new pest of Robinia pseudoacacia L. leaves in Poland. (Pryszczarek Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman, 1847) - nowy szkodnik liści robinii białej Robinia pseudoacacia L. w Polsce.). Sylwan. 152 (10), 14-16. http://sylwan.ibles.waw.pl/

Skuhravá M, Skuhravý V, Csóka G, 2007. The invasive spread of the gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae in Europe. Cecidology. 22 (2), 84-90.

Stalažs A, 2014. New records of some dipterans (Diptera: Cecidomyidae, Tephritidae) in north-eastern Lithuania. Zoology and Ecology. 24 (1), 55-57. http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tzec20

Sviridov S V, Bazhenova T N, 2009. The first record of Platygaster robiniae (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae), parasitoid of Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) for Ukraine. Vestnik Zoologii. 43 (2), 106. http://www.v-zool.kiev.ua

Tomiczek C, Cech T L, Fürst A, Hoyer-Tomiczek U, Krehan H, Perny B, Steyrer G, 2009. Forest protection situation 2008 in Austria. (Forstschutzsituation 2008 in Österreich.). Forstschutz Aktuell. 3-8.

Tóth P, Váňová M, Lukáš J, 2009. The distribution of Obolodiplosis robiniae on black locust in Slovakia. Journal of Pest Science. 82 (1), 61-66. http://www.springerlink.com/content/j481530468021478/?p=8730865c61aa4e659aa9345ed19e8eac&pi=9 DOI:10.1007/s10340-008-0220-2

Wermelinger B, Skuhravá M, 2007. First records of the gall midge Obolodiplosis robiniae (Haldeman) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) and its associated parasitoid Platygaster robiniae Buhl & Duso (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) in Switzerland. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft. 80 (3/4), 217-221.

Yang ZhongQi, Qiao XiuRong, Bu WenJun, Yao YanXia, Xiao Yan, Han YiSheng, 2006. First discovery of an important invasive insect pest, Obolodiplosis robiniae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in China. Acta Entomologica Sinica. 49 (6), 1050-1053.

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