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A new leafminer pest on table grapes in South Africa

Publication Date
Fri, 03 Jun 2016, 12:23
Last Updated
Dec. 1, 2021, 9:09 a.m.
Report Number
South Africa
Report Status
This leafminer is newly described as Holocasista capensis where it was previously known to be an Antispila sp. It is occasionally found on table grape leaves where it causes some damage. It was redescribed after occurrences of damage were reported in the Western Cape.
Pest Status (old values from ISPM 8 -1998 )
  • Present: only in some areas
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: not widely distributed and under official control
Geographical Distribution
Widespread in South Africa

van Nieukerken.E & Geertsema.H. 2015. A New Leafminer on Grapevine and Rhoicissus (Vitaceae) in South Africa within an expanded Generic Concept of Holocacista (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Heliozelidae). ZooKeys. 507: 41-97. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.507.9536

Contact for info
Ms Muneiwa Ratshilingano Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Private bag x14 Gezina 0031
Report files
Holocacista capensis official pest report
Issue keywords
Commodity keywords

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