Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 10, Issue 2,2012
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson, 1899 (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a new blueberry pest in Croatia


Mihaela Plažanin 1, Tanja Gotlin Čuljak 2, Ivan Juran 2

Recieved Date: 2012-01-30, Accepted Date: 2012-04-18


This paper provides the first record of a new blueberry pest in Croatia, the blueberry gall midge (Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson, 1899). The first appearance of this pest was recorded on a blueberry plantation in Donja Bistra, in the Zagreb area. It is assumed that the midge species has been present in this area for some time, but because blueberries are a relatively new crop in Croatia, it was difficult to identify the specific pest species. D. oxycoccana is one of the most important blueberry pests worldwide, and it is widespread in the United States. Its complete distribution in Europe is unknown because of the low production of blueberries in this region. The morphological and biological characteristics of the blueberry gall midge, along with the damage and control methods associated with this species, are presented in this paper.


Blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana, Croatia

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2012
Volume: 10
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 521-526

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