Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Contarinia galii

Contarinia galii Kieffer 1909

on Galium


The internodes of the stem tips are shortened, the leaves are densely bunched, forming a gall of 10-15 mm length. Larvae gregarious, jumping, bright orange, top of the spatula hardly incised. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Rubiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Galium lucidum.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1909a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997b, 2021a: 116), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 21.ix.2021