Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia barbichei

Contarinia barbichei (Kieffer, 1890)

on Lotus


The topmost internodes are shortened, and of the upper, usually two, leaves the leaflets and stipules are thickened and rolled inwards. The larvae are gregarious white to pale yellow, and the can jump. 2-4 Generations per year, hibernation and pupation in the ground.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Lotus corniculatus, pedunculatus, tenuis.


Diplosis barbichei.


Without larvae indistiguishable from Jaapiella loticola; that species has ± orange-coloured larvae, unable to jump. However, young cecidomyiid larvae generally are colourless.


Béguinot (2006a,e, 2012a), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1890b), O’Connor (2005a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić (2008a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a,b, 2003a, 2007a, 2010a,b), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

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