Contarinia cucubali Kieffer, 1909

on Silene

gall

The topmost two leaves are abnormally short and broad, and folded towards each other, their margins touching. In the resulting cavity several white, 2 mm long larvae, that can jump. Hibernation in the soil; probably univoltine. Spatula of the larva hyaline except for the yellow apical part with two obtuse lobes, almost as long as broad, that are separated by a wide concave incision.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Silene vulgaris.

references

Buhr (1965a), Kieffer (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1994a, 1999b, 2003a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a, 2002a).

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