Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia asperulae

Contarinia asperulae Kieffer, 1909

on Asperula, Galium


The topmost internodia of the stem are strongly shortened; at the same time the leaves are strongly broadened and cockle-like. The result is an artichoke gall of half a cm high. Larvae gregarious, shining orange red, jumping.


Rubiaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Asperula cynanchica, tinctoria; Galium odoratum.


Buhr (1964b), Gagné (2010a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Kieffer (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2021a: 43), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a).

Last modified 11.ix.2021