Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia cerriperda

Contarinia cerriperda Skuhravá, 1991

on Quercus


male catkins remain very small and are disfigured; they contain one or two white, jumping larvae. Larvae hibernate in the soil. Because the galls mainly occur high in the trees, and exist for just one or two weeks, they are difficult to discover.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus cerris.


Csóka (2012a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1991a, 2021a: 207), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Dengler (1997a).

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