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Dasineura oxycoccana
(blueberry gall midge)

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Dasineura oxycoccana (blueberry gall midge)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 18 December 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Dasineura oxycoccana
  • Preferred Common Name
  • blueberry 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

  • Dasineura oxycoccana

Preferred Common Name

  • blueberry gall midge

International Common Names

  • English: cranberry tipworm

Taxonomic Tree

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

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: 12 May 2022
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

MoroccoPresent, Localized

Asia

JapanPresent, Localized
-HonshuPresent
South KoreaPresent, Widespread

Europe

AlbaniaPresent
CroatiaPresent
CzechiaPresent, Widespread
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent, Localized
ItalyPresentPiedmont.
LatviaPresent, Localized
LithuaniaPresent
SloveniaPresentIntroduced2004
SwitzerlandPresent
United Kingdom
-EnglandPresent, Widespread

North America

CanadaPresent
-British ColumbiaPresent
-New BrunswickPresent
-Nova ScotiaPresent
-QuebecPresentMingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, 2013. GenBank no. KR221967.
-SaskatchewanPresentPrince Albert National Park, 2012. GenBank no. KM910518.
MexicoPresent
United StatesPresent
-FloridaPresent
-GeorgiaPresent
-MainePresent
-MassachusettsPresent
-MichiganPresent
-MississippiPresent
-New JerseyPresent
-OregonPresent
-WashingtonPresent
-WisconsinPresent

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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References

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Bosio G; Bogetti C; Brussino G; Gremo F; Scarpelli F, 1998. Dasineura oxycoccana, new pest of blueberry in Italy. (Dasineura oxycoccana, nuovo ospite del mirtillo gigante americano in Italia.) Informatore Fitopatologico, 48(11):36-41.

Hahn NG; Isaacs R, 2012. Distribution and phenology of Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Michigan blueberries. Environmental Entomology, 41(3):455-462. http://esa.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/esa/envent/2012/00000041/00000003/art00006

Plazanin M; Culjak TG; Juran I, 2012. Blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson, 1899 (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a new blueberry pest in Croatia. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 10(2 part 2):521-526. http://www.isfae.org/scientificjournal.php

Rhodes EM; Benda ND; Liburd OE, 2014. Field distribution of Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) adults, larvae, pupae, and parasitoids and evaluation of monitoring trap designs in Florida. Journal of Economic Entomology, 107(1):310-318. http://esa.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/esa/jee/2014/00000107/00000001/art00037

Survilienė, E., Kazlauskaitė, S., 2019. First report of Dasineura oxycoccana in Lithuania - short communication. Plant Protection Science, 55(3), 218-221. doi: 10.17221/135/2018-PPS

Distribution References

Apenite I, Cinitis R, 2006. Major pests in cranberry plantations in Latvia. Journal of Fruit and Ornamental Plant Research. 14 (Supplement 3), 133-136. http://www.insad.pl/jofaop.html http://www.insad.pl/jofaop.html

Baroffio C, 2010. (Dasineura oxycoccana : un nouveau ravageur dans les myrtilles). In: Fiche technique. Confédération Suisse, Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil, 2 pp.

Bosio G, Bogetti C, Brussino G, Gremo F, Scarpelli F, 1998. Dasineura oxycoccana, new pest of blueberry in Italy. (Dasineura oxycoccana, nuovo ospite del mirtillo gigante americano in Italia.). Informatore Fitopatologico. 48 (11), 36-41.

CABI Data Mining, 2011. Invasive Species Databases.,

Cockfield S D, Mahr D L, 1994. Phenology of oviposition of Dasyneura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in relation to cranberry plant growth and flowering. Great Lakes Entomologist. 27 (4), 185-188.

Collins J A, Drummond F A, 2019. The blueberry gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae): a recent pest of wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium; Ericales: Ericaceae) and its impact on potential yield. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112 (3), 1151-1161. DOI:10.1093/jee/toz038

Cook M A, Ozeroff S N, Fitzpatrick S M, Roitberg B D, 2011. Host-associated differentiation in reproductive behaviour of cecidomyiid midges on cranberry and blueberry. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 141 (1), 8-14. DOI:10.1111/j.1570-7458.2011.01166.x

EPPO, 2006. New pests found in Slovenia. In: EPPO Reporting Service, Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-1175

EPPO, 2010. New data on quarantine pests and pests of the EPPO Alert List. In: EPPO Reporting Service, Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-552

EPPO, 2018. First report of Dasineura oxycoccana in Germany. In: EPPO Reporting Service, Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-6353

EPPO, 2022. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO. 1 pp. https://gd.eppo.int/

Fitzpatrick S M, Wong W H L, Matthews K, Snehlata Mathur, Elsby M, Schurmann K, Craig L N, 2018. A bucket-type emergence trap for detecting overwintered Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) and its parasitoids in cranberry. Florida Entomologist. 101 (4), 695-698. https://bioone.org/journals/florida-entomologist

Hahn N G, Isaacs R, 2012. Distribution and phenology of Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Michigan blueberries. Environmental Entomology. 41 (3), 455-462. DOI:10.1603/EN12002

Hebert P D N, Sujeevan Ratnasingham, Zakharov E V, Telfer A C, Levesque-Beaudin V, Milton M A, Pedersen S, Jannetta P, deWaard J R, 2016. Counting animal species with DNA barcodes: Canadian insects. Philosophical transactions of the royal society B. 371 (1702), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0333

Hernández R A T, Mikery O, Ibañez S, Aguilar I, Sánchez D, Rodríguez D, 2021. First record of invasive pest blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana (Johnson) in Mexico: molecular and morphological confirmation. Southwestern Entomologist. 46 (4), 963-970. DOI:10.3958/059.046.0417

Horigome M, Yoshihama T, Adachi T, Kushikawa S, 2018. Seasonal occurrence of the blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana (Johnson), on blueberry in Tone-Numata Area, Gunma. Annual Report of the Kanto-Tosan Plant Protection Society. 134-135. http://www.ktpps.org/

Kim HyoJoong, Rodriguez-Saona C, Kwon DeokHo, Park SangWook, Kang TaekJun, Kim SeJin, Hong KiJeong, Lee HeungSik, 2015. Development and characterization of 12 microsatellite loci from the blueberry gall midge Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology. 50 (3), 415-418. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13355-015-0335-x

Lim JuRak, Kim EunJu, Moon HyungCheol, Cho ChongHyeon, Han SooGon, Kim HeeJune, Song YoungJu, 2016. Patterns of insect pest occurrences and Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson in blueberry farms in Jeonbuk province. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology. 55 (1), 45-51. http://entomology2.or.kr/journal/article.php?code=38085

Lyrene P M, Payne J A, 1995. Blueberry gall midge: a new pest of rabbiteye blueberries. In: Journal of Small Fruit & Viticulture [Proceedings from the 7th North American blueberry research-extension workers' conference, Beltsville, Maryland, USA, 5-8 July, 1994.], 3 (2/3) [ed. by Gough RE]. 111-124. DOI:10.1300/J065v03n02_12

Nouere S, Amiri S, Lahlali R, 2019. (Situation des problèmes phytosanitaires du myrtillier (Vaccinium corymbosum) au Maroc.). In: Revue Marocaine des Sciences Agronomiques et Vétérinaires, 8 (3) 321-330.

Pagliarini N, 2011. The first damages in Croatia of blueberry gall midge [Dasineura oxycoccana (Johnson)] on highbush blueberry. (Prve štete u Hrvatskoj od mušice šiškarice borovnice [Dasineura oxycoccana (Johnson)] na američkoj borovnici.). Glasilo Biljne Zaštite. 11 (5), 370-376. http://www.hdbz.hr

Plažanin M, Čuljak T G, Juran I, 2012. Blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson, 1899 (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a new blueberry pest in Croatia. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment. 10 (2 part 2), 521-526. http://www.isfae.org/scientificjournal.php

Reekie M, MacKenzie K, Lees B, 2009. The biology and pest potential of cranberry tipworm (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) on lowbush blueberry. Acta Horticulturae. 401-410. http://www.actahort.org

Rhodes E M, Benda N D, Liburd O E, 2014. Field distribution of Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) adults, larvae, pupae, and parasitoids and evaluation of monitoring trap designs in Florida. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107 (1), 310-318. http://esa.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/esa/jee/2014/00000107/00000001/art00037 DOI:10.1603/EC13409

Rhodes E M, Benda N, Liburd O E, 2017. Monitoring and distribution of blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana, in rabbiteye blueberries in Florida. Acta Horticulturae. 305-312. DOI:10.17660/actahortic.2017.1180.41

Sampson B J, Stringer S J, Spiers J M, 2002. Integrated pest management for Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in blueberry. Environmental Entomology. 31 (2), 339-347. DOI:10.1603/0046-225X-31.2.339

Seebens H, Blackburn T M, Dyer E E, Genovesi P, Hulme P E, Jeschke J M, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A (et al), 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications. 8 (2), 14435. http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14435

Survilienė E, Kazlauskaitė S, 2019. First report of Dasineura oxycoccana in Lithuania - short communication. Plant Protection Science. 55 (3), 218-221. DOI:10.17221/135/2018-PPS

Tewari S, Buonaccorsi J P, Averill A L, 2012. Injury to apical meristem of cranberry by Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) reduces production of floral-units in the next growing season. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105 (4), 1366-1378. DOI:10.1603/EC11395

Yang ChangYeol, Seo MiHye, Yoon JungBeom, Shin YongSeub, Choi ByeongRyeol, 2020. Attractiveness of host plant volatiles and sex pheromone to the blueberry gall midge (Dasineura oxycoccana). Korean Journal of Applied Entomology. 59 (4), 393-398. DOI:10.5656/KSAE.2020.11.0.069

Yoshida K, Elsayed A K, Matsuura H, Horigome M, Aizawa T, Tokuda M, 2017. Occurrence of Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) infesting cultivated blueberry in Japan. Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology. 61 (1), 25-28. DOI:10.1303/jjaez.2017.25

Links to Websites

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GISD/IASPMR: Invasive Alien Species Pathway Management Resource and DAISIE European Invasive Alien Species Gatewayhttps://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.m93f6Data source for updated system data added to species habitat list.
Global register of Introduced and Invasive species (GRIIS)http://griis.org/Data source for updated system data added to species habitat list.

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