Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia cocciferae

Contarinia cocciferae (Tavares, 1901)

on Quercus

Contarinia ccciferae: galls on Quercus ilex

Quercus ilex, galls (from Houard, 1908a)


Leaf buds are galled, cone-shaped, somewhat resembling a hop flower cone. Larva yellowish white. Univoltine, hibernation and pupation in the soil.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus coccifera, ilex, suber.


Cogolludo (1921a), Houard (1980), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997b, 2004a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Dengler (1997a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Ebejer (2002a), Skuhravý & Skuhravá (1999a), Tavares (1905a).

Last modified 22.viii.2019