Contarinia citri Barnes, 1944

on Citrus

gall

the larvae, that are able to jump, develop gregariously in the closed swollen flower buds. Infested flowers wither and drop.

host plants

Rutaceae, monophagous

Citrus.

notes

Originally an Afro-tropical species, now a pest in citrus cultivation in many regions.

references

Gerson & Neubauer (1976a), Skuhravá, Bayram, Çam ao (2005a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 2004b), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a)

mod 8.xii.2018