Contarinia lathyri Kieffer, 1909

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Lathyrus

Contarinia lathyri: galled flowers of Lathyrus pratensis

Lathyrus pratensis, Poland, Bialowieza © Sébastien Carbonelle: almost imperceptably galled flowers

Contarinia lathyri: larvae

opened flower with two larvae

gall

according to the literature, the larvae develop in the closed, swollen flower buds. The pictures above demonstrate that they can also develop in unfolded, hardly disfigured flowers. Larvae white or lemon yellow, able to jump. Probably univoltine; hibernation in the ground.

hostplants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Lathyrus pratensis.

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a) O’Connor & Wistow (1999a), Redfern & Shriley (2011a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2003a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2014a).

03/10/2016

pub 3.x.2016 · mod 28.vi.2017