Contarinia craccae (Loew, 1850)

on Vicia

Contarinia craccae: galling flowers of Vicia cracca

Vicia cracca, Belgium, prov. Namur, Olloy-sur-Viroin © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Contarinia craccae: galling flowers of Vicia cracca

Vicia cracca, Belgium, prov. Namur, Vierves-sur-Viroin © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Contarinia craccae: gall on Vicia gracca

Vicia cracca, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Meerhout © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Contarinia craccae: young larvae

opened gall with young larvae

Contarinia craccae: full grown larvae

… and with full grown larvae

gall

The flower buds are enlarged and remain closed. Larvae gregarious, white when young, finally yellow-orange; they can jump. Hibernation and pupation in the ground; univoltine or bivoltine.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Vicia cracca, cassubica, grandiflora, sativa, sepium, sylvatica, tenuifolia, villosa & subp. ambigua + varia.

V. cracca seems to be the most important hostplant.

references

Béguinot (2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Koops (2013a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Mirumian (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić & Skuhravá (2001a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1992b, 1994a, 1997a,b, 1999a, 2003a, 2005b,c, 2006a, 20008a, 2009a,b, 2010a, 2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

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